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1. NISBET, William


  • Born: 22 April 1823 1 2
  • Baptised: 4 May 1823, Leith South parish, Midlothian, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (1): NISBET, William
  • Died: 25 March 1898 at 3.25 am, Union Poorhouse, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland 2 3

   Cause of her death was chronic bronchitis over 1 year.2

   Other names for Jane were CLEPHAN, Jane,3 CLEPHANE, Jane 2 and NISBET, Jane.2

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Leith South Parish Midlothian

"1823 May
Robert Clopham, Plasterer, Leith, and Jane Young sp adn Jane born 22 April and bap. 4 May 1823 in presence of the congregation"

The 1881 census for Stow, Midlothian, recorded a William Nisbet, born in Innerleithen, Peebleshire living at the Railwaygate House, New Edinburgh Road in Stow. William was aged 60 and married. He was the railway gate keeper. With him lived a wife, Jane Nisbet, aged 50 years.

In the death certificate of William Nisbet at Stow in 1888 it was recorded that he was a railway gatekeeper and was married to Jane Clephan.

The 1891 census recorded Jane C. Nisbet living at Crookston Railway Crossing in the parish of Stow, Midlothian. She was a widow recorded as 68 years of age. Her birth place was South Leith, Midlothian. She was employed as a railway gate keeper.

Jane Nisbet's death certificate recorded her as the widow of William Nisbet ploughman. Her recorded age at death was 69 years. Both of her parents were by then deceased. 1 2 3 4 5

  Medical Notes:

The cause of death was certified by Alexander Bannatyne M D.

George R. Hutton, House Governor, gave notice of Jane's death before the registrar, Walter J. Jones, at Dalkeith on 25 March 1898. 2

Jane had a relationship with William NISBET, son of Thomas NISBET (DNA Linked) and Helen GOVENLOCK (DNA Linked). (William NISBET was born in 1819 in Innerleithen, Peebleshire, Scotland 6 7 and died 9 July 1888 at 0.45 pm in Crookston Crossing, Stow, Midlothian, Scotland 3.). The cause of his death was inflammation of the bowels over 1 month.2


1 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Leith South Midlothian Baptisms 1823.

2 GRO Scotland, Death Dalkeith Midlothian 1898 no 28 Union Poorhouse.

3 GRO Scotland, Death Stow Midlothian 1888 no 11.

4 1891 UK Census, Stow Midlothian 699 en d 1 page 6 Crookston Railway Crossing.

5 1851 UK census, Kensington London England page 56 7 Norland Terrace.

6 1861 UK census, St Giles Edinburgh 2 Craig's Close High Street.

7 1871 UK census, St Giles Edinburgh 2 Craig Close 685/4 En D 15 page 9 High Street.

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