Location: Prestonpans, Haddington, Edinburgh, Scotland
BRANCH: Nisbet of Northfield The first of this family who appears on record is James Nisbett, M.D. Edinburgh who is claimed to be the son of Alexander Nisbett in Ladytoun, apprenticed to John Hamilton, Apothecary, 31st July 1647. His eldest son was Alexander Nisbett of Northfield, Surgeon, born in 1672 of whom mention is made by the Herald. https://archiveandlibrary.rcsed.ac.uk/surgeon/3770841-alexander-nisbet After the Battle of Prestonpans 21st September 1745, Prince Charlie's Highlanders broke into Mr. Nisbet's house and he was compelled to give up his wife's watch and rings before they departed. Alexander married Janet, daughter of Baillie Charles Charteris, merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue, three sons - https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Nisbet-Descendants-1436
|Northfield House. By Renata in Public Domain|
Northfield House started life as a plain rectangular house with a stair turret at its northwest corner.
PROPERTY List is not complete
- 1608 The property probably belonged to the Hamiltons,
- 1608 Joseph Marjoribanks, an Edinburgh merchant. Joseph Marjoribanks between 1608 and 1611 made great improvemnets (he and his wife added the west wing) but also the unique tempura painted ceilings surviving in the principal rooms.
- 1703 Syme family Following a promotion and marriage Syme in 1728?, remodelled the long gallery on the second floor to form the splendid Regency drawing room we see today and the present magnificent cantilever main stair replaced the old turnpike The Symes, who bought the house in 1703 from descendants of Marjoribanks subdivided the former great hall to create the fashionable panelled drawing room (now the dining room).
- 1746 Nisbet
Northfield Brick and Tyle Work, Prestonpans, East Lothian – To be sold by public roup … The lands of the Estate of Northfield, lying in the parish of Prestonpans, Haddington, Edinburgh … All lately belonging to the deceased John Nisbet of Northfield, Merchant in Edinburgh … There is also upon the lands a brick and tyle work in complete repair, which has been carried on to a considerable extent for a number of years and is under lease to a good tenant . – Caledonian Mercury 20 March 1771
- 1890 MacNeil, who bought the estate to work coal.
The lands were sold off from the 1950s. The house is in good condition, and still occupied and has recently been reharled and whitewashed. The property was on the market for £1 million in early 2019.
RELATED BRANCHES claimed but not 100% proven Greenholm and Carfin They have same arms "Crest" and motto
Nisbett of Northfield, in the Parish of Prestonpans and County of East Lothian, is descended from Nisbett of Greenholm. The first of this family who appears on record is James Nisbett, M.D. Edinburgh who is believed to be the son of Alexander Nisbett in Ladytoun, apprenticed to John Hamilton, Apothecary, 31st July 1647. -(from Nisbet of that Ilk)
- ↑ ref Nisbet of that Ilk by R C Nesbitt
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