Johnson / Bryans Families

Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

Agnes Lockhart Nisbet

Agnes Lockhart Nisbet

Female 1866 - 1955  (88 years)

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  • Name Agnes Lockhart Nisbet 
    Born 19 Oct 1866  West Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 5 Dec 1866  St Paul's Church, Kilburn Square, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
  • Church was demolished in 1930s
  • Census 1871  28 Priory Road, St John Hampstead, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1901  43 Church Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Census 1911  2 Thornton Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1939  Hale Farm House, Ringwood & Fordinbridge, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Agnes Lockhart Mitchell 
    Residence 1955  Ringwood, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Jun 1955  Park House Nursing Home, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
  • See probate notice
  • Probate 20 Aug 1955 
  • Mitchell, Agnes Lockhart of Crow Cottage Ringwood Hampshire widow died 13 June 1955 at Park House Nursing Home Park Road Winchester. Probate London 20 August to Geoffrey Hugh Mitchell retired colonel HM army and Henry Murdoch Bryans retired major HM army. Effects £15946 6s. 9d.
  • Person ID I0212  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2020 

    Father Harry Curtis Nisbet
              b. 20 Apr 1830, Futtehgurh, Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1907, Old House, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce
              b. 28 Mar 1836, St Cross, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Nov 1924, Kingston, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1858  Chippenham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Siblings 8  
    Family ID F0077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband Hugh McPherson Mitchell
              b. 24 May 1863, 88 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Mar 1901, Lanauli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1894  Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Fanny Curtis Mitchell
              b. 27 Mar 1895, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Mar 1982, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Hugh Norman Bullen Mitchell
              b. 1896, Kingston, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1898  (Age 2 years)
     3. Geoffrey Hugh Mitchell
              b. 27 Nov 1898, India Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jul 1986  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F0076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
  • Early life
    Agnes was born on the 19th of October 1866 in West Hampstead to Harry Curtis and Louisa Margaret Kelso (nee Bruce); she was their third child of eight. She was baptised at St Paul's Church1 in Kilburn Square on the 5th of December that same year. Agnes's middle name, Lockhart, may have come from her great-great uncle, James Lockhart, who married Mary Emilia Nisbet.

    In the 1871 census, when Agnes was four, she is listed with her parents at 28 Priory Road in St John Hampstead. However, by the 1881 census when she should have been 14, she is not listed with her parents, so may have been at boarding school. In fact, Agnes disappears from both the 1881 and 1891 censuses and only reappears in 1901, after she has been married (and widowed).

    Family life
    Agnes married at the age of 28, on the 16th of July 1894 in India, to Hugh McPherson Mitchell. It's not clear why they married in India as Agnes' family seems to have been London-based: Agnes' father (Harry) had been born in India but was a solicitor in London and Agnes and all her siblings were born in in the UK.
    Agnes and Hugh had three children whilst they were in India:

    1. Fanny Curtis, born in 1895 in India and who married Henry Murdoch Bryans
    2. Hugh Norman Bullen, born 1896 but who died as an infant
    3. Geoffrey Hugh, born 1898 in India and colonel in the Army who married Elizabeth Crawford and later, Nina North and settled in Kenya

    Agnes' husband Hugh died of pneumonia on the 18th of March 1901 in Lanouli, Bombay. Agnes and her children must have already been in England as they were recorded at her parent's house in Wimbledon in the 1901 census. At some point soon thereafter she moved the family to their own house, 2 Thornton Hill in Wimbledon. In the 1939 register she is recorded staying with her brother Walter Selwyn at Hale Farm House in Ringwood, Hampshire (presumably to get out of London during the bombings). At some point she moved to Crow Cottage in Ringwood, perhaps to be near her brother and sister-in-law and stayed here until she died.

    Death
    Agnes died on the 13th June 1955 at the Park House Nursing Home in Winchester; she was 88.

    Will
    Agnes' will was dated the 16th of June 1951 and in it she makes a few bequests:

    • To Nina Mitchell, her daughter-in-law and wife of her son Geoffrey Hugh, a diamond crescent brooch
    • To Fanny Curtis Bryans (nèe Mitchell), her daughter, a number of rings and a portrait of the Empress Eugenie (this may have come through Hugh, her husband, as his parents appeared to have known the Empress - see family archive)
    • To Pamela Anne Murdoch Johnson (nèe Bryans), her grand-daughter, a pearl and diamond ring

    Agnes also made monetary bequests to Pamela, her son-in-law Henry Murdoch Bryans and to her grand-sons Hugh William, Anthony and Simon Mitchell (all sons of her son Geoffrey Hugh Mitchell). The witnesses to her will were Helen A Nisbet (probably Helen Agnes Nisbet, née Macfarlane, the wife of her Agnes' brother Francis) and Amy Macfarlane, probably her niece.

    Footnotes
    [1] This church has since been demolished

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1866 - West Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 28 Priory Road, St John Hampstead, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jul 1894 - Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 43 Church Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - 2 Thornton Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1939 - Hale Farm House, Ringwood & Fordinbridge, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955 - Ringwood, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1955 - Park House Nursing Home, Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    4 Generations of Bryans Women
    Agnes Lockhart Nisbet
    Agnes Lockhart Nisbet

  • Sources 
    1. [S0300] England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Agnes L Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XSC-D4G : 1 October 2014), Agnes L Nisbet, 1866; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hampstead, Lond, 1866.

    2. [S0076] 1939 Register, Ancestry, (ancestry.co.uk).

    3. [S0333] England and Wales Census, 1871, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBDH-8DH : 24 April 2019), Harry C Nisbet, 1871., 1871.

    4. [S0303] England and Wales Census, 1901, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Mitchell; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XX-8GK : 20 May 2019), Agnes Lockhart Mitchell in household of Harry Curtis Nisbet, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, 1901.

    5. [S0303] England and Wales Census, 1901, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XX-8GJ : 20 May 2019), Lousia Margaret Nisbet in household of Harry Curtis Nisbet, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, f, 1901.

    6. [S0313] England and Wales Census, 1911, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Mitchell; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8T-BBV : 8 July 2019), Agnes Mitchell, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing, 1911.

    7. [S0076] 1939 Register, Ancestry, (ancestry.co.uk), The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/2399E.

    8. [S0302] England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch.org), Agnes L Mitchell; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCD-FCVB : 4 September 2014), Agnes L Mitchell, 1955; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Winchester, Hampshire, 1955.

    9. [S0301] England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet / Bruce; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D74-PNN : 13 December 2014), Harry Curtis Nisbet, 1858; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1858, quarter 2, vol. 5A,, 1858.

    10. [S0402] India Marriages, 1792-1948, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGJR-HMC : 5 February 2020), Agnes Lockhert Nisbet in entry for Hugh McPherson Mitchel, 1894., 16 Jul 1894.

    11. [S0045] Newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/35684295/.