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Nisbett of Derricairne

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Nisbett of Derricairne

Captain James Nisbett, married 1st, Ursula Crofton, of Mohill Castle, co, Leitrim, who was put to death by the insurgents in 1688, They had a son, John. Captain James remarried 2ndly, Prudentia Grove the relict of Mathew Cockayne, Esq.

John the son of the first marriage married Prudence Cockayne the daughter of Mathew Cockayne

Prudentia Grove, m. 1st, Capt. Matthew Cockin (Cockayne ), and 2ndly, Capt. James Nesbit, of Tullydonnel, co. Donegal, and had issue by bo

John and his father James are sometimes mixed up in publications and records both being married to a Prudence that appear to be related.

YDNA RELATED BRANCHES Closest related to Nisbet_Nisbett_Nesbit_Nesbitt_of_Carfin_Carphin and both related to Nisbets of Greenholm.

RELATED BRANCHES Nisbet_Nisbett_Nesbit_Nesbitt_of_Tullydonnell By Marriage Crofton-see Woodhill?

CLAIMED RELATED BRANCHES Burke says "This is another branch of the ancient Scottish house of Nisbet". DNA shows common male ancestor would have been roughly estimated to have lived in 2500 BC so this is not TRUE -' "NISBETT OF DERRICAIRNE. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain Av John Burke." NISBETT OF DERRICAIRNE. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain Av John Burke Nisbett, Francis, Esq. of Derricairne, co. Leitrim, b. 18 June, 1791; m. 21 May, 1831, Letitia-Frances, dau. of the late Col. Herbert Rawson Stepney, of Durrow Abbey, King's Co., and has issue, Francis-Henry-William, b. 14 June, 1833. Adelaide-Matilda. Mr. Nisbett, who s. his father in 1822, is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the co, Leitrim, and served the office of high-sheriff in 1821, in which capacity he had the honour of presenting an address to his late Majesty, George IV., on his arrival, that year, in Ireland. Lineage. This is another branch of the ancient Scottish house of Nisbet. Captain James Nisbett, who went to Ireland from Berwickshire, about 1640, and was engaged in the war between the king and the Irish insurgents, m. the dau. of Sir J. Wilson and his wife, Lady Isabella O'Donnell, and by her acquired a large estate in the co. Donegal, viz., Convoy, Tully O'Donnel, &c. His son, Captain James Nisbett, m. 1st, Ursula Crofton, of Mohill Castle, co, Leitrim, and by her, who was put to death by the insurgents in 1688, had a son, John, of whom presentiy. He m. 2ndly, the relict of Mathew Cockayne, Esq., and by her had a son, Cairncross, of Aughamore, co. Longford, whose son, Henry Nisbett, Esq., left a dau, Jane, who m. the late Sir John Jervis, and was mother of Sir Henry-White Jervis, Bart. of Bally Ellis, co. Wexford. Capt. Nisbett built the Castle of Aughry, in co. Leitrim, which was burnt by the insurgents. His eldest son, Major John Nisbett, of Tully O'Donnel, co. Donegal, and of Dromod, co. Leitrim, sold the former estate to the Conyngham family. He m. the dau. of Mathew Cockayne, Esq., and by her had (with two daus, Rebecca, m. to C. Rynd, Esq., and Jane, m. to Knox, Esq. of the co. Londonderry) two sons, Matthew, his heir, and John, who m. Miss Rynd. The elder son, Matthew Nisbett, Esq., m. Miss Waldron, and had one son, Francis Nisbett, Esq., who m. Jane Blakeney, of Abert, co. Galway, and had (with three daus, Elizabeth, m. to Col. Nathaniel Kane, of co. Tyrone; Frances, m. to William Pennefather, Esq. of co. Tipperary; and Jane) two sons, Matthew and John. The former, Matthew Nisbett, Esq. of Derricairne, m. in July, 1789, Mary-Eleanor Kane, of Kanebrook, co. Leitrim, and by her had (with several daus, of whom the second, Fanny, m. the Rev. Edmund Nugent, of Farrenconnell, co. Cavan) an only son, the present Francis Nisbett, Esq. of Derricairne.

Arms Arg., a chev., gu., between three boars' heads, erased sa. Crest A boar, passant. Sa. Motto I byde it. Seat Derricairne, Dromad, co. Leitrim.

PROPERTY Leitrim was one of the first counties to be handed over to English settlers in the Plantation of 1621. The lands around the town of Mohill were given to the Crofton family, who brought over tenants from England to farm the land and the native Irish were gradually pushed out.

."For the County of Leitrim, Sir William GORE and Henry CROFTON of Mohill Esqs" are to receive said arms - Given at His Majesties Castle of Dublin, the 8th day of November, 1673

Derry is from daire, the Irish name for oak wood. The other part of the name may refer to a cairn, and may relate to a battle that took place here. It was between William forces and Sarsfield's Jacobite army around 1690-91.

The woodland is formed from an estate owned by Matthew Nesbitt, High Sheriff of Leitrim around 1798. He was succeeded by Francis Nesbitt who died in 1845 and subsequently Ormsby Gore MP.

The last owners of Derrycarne House were commander Richard Mack & his wife Dorothy who purchased it in 1947.They sold the lands in 1952 , as there was no buyer for the Big House it was demolished in 1955 & all the items were sold in a 2 day auction.




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