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Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

Walter Nisbet

Male 1745 - 1797  (52 years)


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  • Name Walter Nisbet 
    Born 3 Jan 1745  Nevis, Leeward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1797  Mount Pleasant, Nevis, Leeward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I0568  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2020 

    Father Walter Nisbet, of Nevis
              b. Abt 1707
              d. 15 Jun 1765, Nevis, Leeward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Webbe
              b. Between 24 Jan 1723 and 24 Jan 1724
              d. 24 Jan 1753  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 1743  [1
    Siblings 4  
    Family ID F0521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Anne Blomberg
              b. Between 1695 and 1759
              d. Between 6 Oct 1775 and 1869  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1775  St James, Westminster, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Richard Nisbet
              b. Between 1761 and 1798
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F0391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Anne Parry
              b. 1752
              d. 2 Dec 1819, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1784  St Marylebone, Marylebone, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Caroline Nisbet
              b. 26 Aug 1787
              d. 30 Mar 1867, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Walter Nisbet
              b. Abt 1788
              d. Oct 1833, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Josiah Nisbet
              b. Abt 1790
              d. 5 Aug 1834, Dharwar, Karnataka, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     4. Emilia Nisbet
              b. 12 Apr 1791
              d. 13 Jan 1877, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Robert Parry Nisbet
              b. 23 Aug 1793
              d. 31 May 1882  (Age 88 years)
     6. Harry Nisbet
              b. 11 Nov 1794, Nevis, Leeward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1890, 10 Victoria Square, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F0189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
  • Early Life
    Walter was born in Nevis in the West Indies on the 3rd January 1745, the son of Walter and Mary (née Webbe).

    Career
    Walter became the manager of the Nevis estates of the Stapleton family after his father died (his father had been manager from about 1736 to 1765). Walter's brother Josiah was the plantation doctor. Incidentally, Josiah's widow went on to marry Lord Horatio Nelson

    Family Life
    Walter first married Anne Blomberg1, but divorced her in 1783 for committing adultery with a man called Thomas Totty2. He subsequently married Anne Parry (daughter of Robert Parry of Plasnewydd and Llwyn-on) on the 19th of April 1784 in St Marylebone, London. The witnesses at the wedding were Paul Parry (Anne's brother) and Charlotte Edwin. They had six children:

    1. Caroline, born c. 1787 and who did not marry
    2. Walter, born c. 1788 of the Bengal Civil Service and who died 1833
    3. Josiah, born c. 1790 and who married Rachael Marjoribanks, eldest daughter of Sir John Marjoribanks
    4. Emilia, born 1791 and who married Rev. C M Mount, prebendary of Wells
    5. Robert Parry, b. 1793 and who married firstly Clara-Amelia Harriott and had issue and subsequently Elizabeth Greene
    6. Harry, b. 1794 and who married Anne Harriet Curtis-Hayward of Quedgely House, Gloucestershire

    Death
    Walter died on the 8th December 1797 at the Mount Pleasant sugar estate on Nevis. His wife Anne's will was very concerned with supporting Caroline, who Anne feared could be left destitute after her (Anne's) death.

    Footnotes
    [1] https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146643697
    [2] http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nisbet/Nisbet%20branches/Nisbet%20of%20Ladytoun%20and%20Carfin%20jan%2029%202010.pdf

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1745 - Nevis, Leeward Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1775 - St James, Westminster, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1784 - St Marylebone, Marylebone, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S0159] Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Nisbet; Series 5, Volume 2, Pages 44-52.

    2. [S0202] Legacies of British Slave Ownership, UCL, (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/), Walter Nisbet; https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146643697.

    3. [S0280] Moray LibIndx, Walter Nisbet; http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/people/people_report_view.asp?REF_ID=NM023579.

    4. [S0170] England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, Ancestry, (ancestry.co.uk), Walter Nisbet; FHL Film Number1042317, 1775.

    5. [S0191] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry, (ancestry.co.uk), Walter Nisbet; London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p89/mry1/171, 19 Apr 1784.