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ii. Evelyn Dorothy.

Xiineag'e. — Tliis branch of the family of Nicholson was
ofiginally from the Forest of Nichol, Cumberland. The first
who was located in Ireland settled at Ballymagee, near Bangor,
CO. Down, in the reign of King James I. He had (with two
daus., the elder, wife of Thomas McMuUan) two sons. The

William Nicholson, of Ballow, co. Down, b. 1591 ; m. Miss
Janet Brown (who d. at the age of 80, 1680), and had issue,
John, d. V. p. 1655, and Hugh, his successor. Mr. William
Nicholson d. 5 April, 1665. His elder son,

Hugh Nicholson, of Ballymagee, m. Miss Isabel Orr, and by
her (who d. 1696) had issue, four sons and two daus.,

William. John.

James, of Ballymagee, b. 1663; to. Jane, dau. of Francis
Allen, Esq., Collector of Customs at the port of Donaghadee,
and d. 9 Dec. 1727, leaving issue, three sons and two daus.,
Francis, James, Archibald, Margaret, and Isabel.

Margaret, m. William Glenholme, of Ballymascaw, co. Down,
and had issue. Mary.

Mr. Nicholson was s. by his eldest son,

William Nicholson, Esq. of Ballow, 6. 16£9; ra. Eleanor,

dau. of James Dunlop, of Bangor, and by her (who d. 1720)

had issue, two sons. Djing 3 Jan. 1704, he was s. by the elder,

Hdgh Nicholson, of Ballow, 6. 1 Nov. 1C97 ; d. anni. 25

Aug. 1722, and was s. by his brother,

William Nicholson, Esq. of Ballow, b. 23 Oct. 1699 ; m.
Mary, dau. of Hugh Whyte, Esq. of Ballyree, co. Down (by
his 2nd wife, Anne, eldest dau. of Alexander Hamilton, Esq.
of Bally vernon. by his wife Isabel, eldest dau. of John Black-
wood, Esq. of Ballyleidy, co. Down, ancestor of the Earl of
Dufferin). By that lady (who m. 2ndly, Pati-ick Clealand, Esq.
of Ballymagee, and d. 29 Oct. 1787, aged 84) he had issue,
Hugh, heir to his father.
William, heir to his brother.
Robert Donaldson, who *-. his brother William.
Susanna, b. 1729; m. Hugh Jackson, Esq. of Bally wooley,
CO. Down, and had issue.
Margaret Maxwell, b. 1734; m. Robert Gawen Steele, Esq.,
and d. 18 March, 1805, leaving by him (who m. 2ndly, Mary
Carmichael, and d. 23 March, 1814), with other issue,
William Nicholson Steele, who inherited the Nicholson
properly under his uncle William's will.
Mr. Nicholson d. 17 June, 1740, and was s. by his son,

Hdgh Nicholson, of Ballow, who d. during his minority,
1743, and was s. by his brother,

William Nicholson, Esq of Ballow, b. 1728; m. 1st, 1774,
Agnes, dau. of John Cleland, Esq. of Whithorn, co. Wigtovpn,
and widow of Richard Rose, a Lieut, in the H.E.I.C.S. ; she d.
11 July, 1775. He m. 2ndly, 1777, Sarah, dau. of George
AVells, of Belfast, but had issue by neither. He d. 5 April,
1798, having devised his estates, failing issue of his brother
Robert, to his nephew, William Nicholson Steele, who
eventually succeeded. He was s. by his brother.

Robert Roxaldson Nicholson, of Ballow, who dying imm.
6 Sept. Ii503, was s. by his nephew.

William Nicholson Steele-Nioholson, Esq., J.P., of Bal-
low, b. 5 April, 1772, who assumed the additional surname of
Nicholson in compliance with the testamentary injunction of
his uncle, 5 April, 1794; heiK. 27 Feb. 1807, Isabella, Ctli dau.
of Jacob Hancock, Esq. of Lisburn (by his wife, Elizabeth,
dau. of Thomas Phelps, of Dublin, and his wife Sarah, only
child of Issachar Willcocks, of that city, banker) and by her
(who d. 5 Aug. 1872) had issue,

Robert, his heir.

John, 6. 26 Oct. 1812, of Melbourne, Australia, deceased.

William, b.'ll Sept. 1817: m. 22 July, 1856, Jane Frances,

4th dau. of Thouias Benjamin Middleton, Esq. of Dublin,.

and d. 30 Dec. 1889.
James, now of Ballow.
Charles, b. 21 May, 1828 ; d. 27 Dec. 1846.
Elizabeth, in. 10 Dec. 1832, James Hose Cleland, Esq. of Rath

Gael, CO. Down, J. P. and D.L., and has issue.
Margaret d. unm. 1892.
Mary, m. 1st, 11 April, 1861, Hugh Moore, Esq. of Nootkaj

Lodge, Carlingford, co. Louth, who d. 6 July, 1866 ; she 7/i.

2ndly, 7 Oct. 1868, Andrew Frederic Dunsterville, Esq.,,

Capt. Argyll and Bute Artillery Militia.
Isabella. Emily.

Mr. Nicholson d. 8 Nov. 1840, and was s. by his eldest son,

Robert Nicholson, Esq. of Ballow, co. Down, M.A., J. P.,
Barrister-at-Law, b. 22 July, 1809; m. 16 Feb. 1841, Elizabeth
Jane, youngest dau. of Walter Nangle, Esq. of Cloubaron, co.
Meath, and d. 30 July, 1870, having had issue,

I. Hugh, h. 25 Jan. 1842 ; d. v. p. 2 Dec. 1851.

II. Walter, 6. 17 July, 1843; d. s. p. 1873.

III. Edward, b. 23 March, 1845, eventually s. to Eallow,
which he sold, and emigrated to Port Elizabeth, Soutii

IV. Robert, b. 29 Aug. 1847 ; m. 20 Oct. 1874, Isabel Hamilton,
dau. of James D. Rose Cleland, Esq. of Bath Gael House,
CO. Down, and has issue,

Robert Jocelyn.
Richard Barcroft Reinliard.
Wini Helen, d. unm. 1893.
Isabel Lola Josephine Ismag.
Elizabeth Gertrude .\gnes.

V. William Otway, 6. 31 Dec. 1849; to. 27 Oct. 1874, Laurai
Levingstone, dau. of Edward Wheclock, Esq. of New
Orleans, North America, and has issue,

Wheelock, b. 6 June, 1876.

Maurice William, b. 31 Dec. 1877.

Virginia Plesanto. Marion Elizabeth.

VI. Hugh, b. 20 Oct. 1854, lost at sea in the " Innisfallen."

VII. Gilbert Hamilton, b. 26 Sept. 1860.

I. Catherine Elizabeth, m. 12 April, 1881, Frederick Barcroft,
B"sf). of Stangmore House, Dungannon. co. T; rone, and has
issue, Gilbert Evelyn, b. 14 June, 1883, and Jane Malcum-

II. Isabel Frances, d. 20 Nov. 1875.

<|';tmiln of Stctlc.

John Steele, Esq. of Portavo and Carnalca, co. Down, h.
about the year 1655 ; m. Mary, dau. of James Blackwood, Esq.
of Bangor, and had issue,

James, of whom nothing is known. John.

Mary, m. John Crawford, of Holestone, co. Antrim, and had
issue. Margaret.

Mr. Steele d. 1721. Ilis 2na son,

John Steele, Esq. of Belfast, to. 23 Nov. 1721, Is.abel, dan.
of Alexander Hamilton, Esq. of Ballyvernon, co. Down, and
his wife Isabel, eldest dau. of John Blackwood, Esq. of
Ballyleidy, co. Down, ancestor of the Earl of DufTeiin, and by
her (who d. 15 May, 1739) had issue, eight sons. Mr. Steele d>
1740. His last surviving son,

Robert Gawen Steele, Esq. of Ballymacarret, co. Down, 6.
II March, 1733; vi. 1st, Margaret Maxwell, dau. of
Nicholson, Esq. of Ballow, and by her (who d. 1805) had.

Hamilton, 6. 21 June, 1768 ; d. unm. 1807.

William Nicholson, his successor.

Robert, b. 22 March, 1775 ; d. unm. 1806.

Mary, 6. 24 Feb. 1770 ; m. Hugh Kearus, and d. 9 Feb. 1833,
leaving issue.
Mr. Steele m. 2ndly,May, 1806, Mary, dau. of Richard Walker,
gent, of Todstown, co. Down, but had no other issue. He d.
23 March, 1814, and was s. by his only surviving son, William
Nicholson Steeie-Nicholson, Esq. of Ballow, who had pre-
viously inherited the Nicholson property, and assumed that;

^j-7)!s— Quarterly : 1st and 4th, gu., two bars erm., in chief
three suns or, Nicholson; '2nd and 3rd, arg., a bend counter-
compony or and sa. between two lions' heads erased gu., on a
chief az. three billets of the second, Steele. Crests - Out of a
ducal coronet or, a lion's head crminois, Nicholson; a dt-mi-





«agle, wines displayed, holding in its beak a snake ppr., Steele.
JIutto — Dfus mihi sol.

&a<— Ballow House, near Bangor, co. Down.


NrcHOLSoy, "William Smith, Esq. of Eastmore,
Isle of Wiglit, M.A., Ch. Ch. Oxford, J.P., late
■Capt. West Xent Yeomanry Cavalry, b. 1 April,
1834 ; m. 12 April, 1860, Elizabeth, only dau. of
liev. ^Villiam Downes Johnston, Kector of Ifield,
JKent, and has issue,

I. George IIarvet, Capt. Hampshire Regt., h. b Dec. 1862;
VI. 1 June, 1892, Blanche, dau. of Capt. F. C. Anuesley,
28th Regt. (see Burke's Peerage, Anneslet, E.),

■n. Stuart, Lieut. E.X., h. II Oct. 18C5.

ni. Charles, 6. 13 Jan. 1S68.

»v. Alfred, b. 17 March, 1S74.

V. Hugh, 6. 8 Sept. 1876.

Tl. Herbert, b. 4 Dec. 1877.

VII. Frederick, b. 8 April, ISSO.

VIII. Robert, b. 18 April, 18S4.

IX. Victor, b. 29 May, 18S6.

I. Mary, b. 2 Feb. 1864, m. Capt. J. 11. Dalguy, R.A.

II. Maud, b. C Aug. 1871.

III. Edith, i. 29 Nov. 1872.

IV. Agnes, b. 21 May, 1875.

Lineag-e. — William Henry Nicholson'. Esq. of Roches-
ter, Kent (son of William Nicholson, of Rochester, who d. 1852,
by Isabella, his wife (who d. 1839), dau. of H. Maudslay), m.
"22 May, 1833, Elizabeth, dau. of James Smith, Esq., and had

William Smith, now of Eastmore.

Henry Frederick, C.B., Vice-Admiral R.N., h. 1835 ; ni.,
and has issue, one dau.
Stuart James, Maj.-Gen. E.A., 6.1836; m., and has issue,
two sons and tliree daus.
Isabella Caroline, to. Col. J. C. Wray, late Manchester Rcgl,,

andd. 1891, leaving issue.
Mary Elizabeth, m. Major-Gen. F. S. Talbot, late R.H.A.,
and has issue.
1S.V. Nicholson d. 15 June, 1880.

.%««— Eastmore, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
CLub — Constitutional.


Nicholson, Arthur William, Esq. of Arisaig
House, CO. Inverness, J. P. and D.L., h. 29 Feb.
1852; m. 30 April, 1883, Gertrude Susan, eldest
dau. of the late Francis Dukinfield Palmer Astley,
Esq. of Dukinfield, co. Chester, and Arisaig House,
CO. Inverness, and has issue,

I. Francis Astlet Stuart, 6. 14 July, 1884.

II. William Dukinfield, 6. 13 May, 1838.

III. Arthur Stuart, b. 18 Sept. 1889.

I. Charlotte Gertrude, 6. 24 March, 1886.

II. Helen Constance, 6. 25 Oct. 1893.

Lineag-e — William Smith Nicholson, late Capt. "Camer-
onians " (2nd son of George Thomas Nicholson, Esq. of
Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey), m. 1848, Charlotte
Elizabeth, eldest dau. of the late Rev. Sir Thomas Combe
Miller, Bart, of Froyle Park, Hants, and by her (who d. S
j&Iarch, 1874) had issue,

1 Arthur William, now of Arisaig House.
•. 2 George Stuart, b. 1854; m. Beryl, 2nd dau. of the late
John Hamilton, Esq. of Armadale, Helensburgh, and d. s. ^3.

3 Henry Herbert, b. 1861.

1 May, b. ls5U : vi. Francis H. LycU, Esq., 2nd son of the
late Col. Lyell.

2 Helen Maude, 6. 1856.

■Siat — Arisaig House, Fort William, N.B.


iNicHOLSox, Joshua Oldfield, Esq. of Ashfield,
CO. Chester, J.P., Hon. President of Macclesfield
Chamber of Commerce, Governor of King Edward
VI. Grammar Schools, Macclesfield, contested Leek
Div. of Staffordshire, 1892 ; h. 22 March 1839 ; m.
7 July, 1870, Ellen, 2nd dau. of the late John Pid-
duck, Esq. of jN'orwood, SuiTcy, and has issue,

I. Arthur, b. 26 May, 1879.

I. Kate Muriel.

II. Dorothy Gladys.

III. Ellen Maud.

Lineagre.— Joshua Nicholson, Esq. of Stockwell House,
Leek, co. Stafford (son of Joshua Nicholson, by his wife
Rachel), m. 13 Sept. 1837, Ellen, 2nd dau. of John Oldfield,
Esq. of Wakefield, and had issue,

1 Joshua Oldfield, now of Ashfield.

2 Arthur, of Highfield Hall, co. Stafford, J.P., b. 15 July,
1S42 ; m, 20 Sept. 1882, Marianne, dau. of Robert Falkner,
Esq. of Manchester, and has issue,

I. Arthur Falkner, 6. 9 June, 1835.

II. Malcolm, b. 30 Jan. 1888.

III. Basil Lee, b. 24 Oct. 1890.

3 Harry Edwin, b. 1 Jan. 1844; d. unm. 11 May, 1866.

1 Mary Elizabeth, m. 22 March, 1866, Fredenck Eastwood,
Esq., J. P., of HuddersHeld, and has issue, Harry Arnold;
Frederick Norman ; and Carrie.

Mr. Nicholson, who d. 24 Aug. 1885, was the donor to Leek
of the Free Library, School of Art, and Museums, known as
" The Nicholson Institute."
Seat — Ashfield, Upton, near Macclesfield.


Nicol, William Edward, Esq. of Ballogie, co.
Aberdeen, J. P. andD.L. co. Kincardine, anclJ.P. for
CO. Aberdeen, Lieut. -Col. London Scottish E.V., h.
2 Nov. 1846; m. 20 Nov. 1873, Catherine Nicoll
Lewis, only child of John William Prout, Esq. of
Neasden House, Middlesex, and has issue,

I. Malcolm William Prout, b. 20 April, 1879, d. 4 April,

II. Randall James, b. 19 Aug. 1882.

I. Margery Catherine.

II. Dorothy Ada.

Lineag-e. —This family was originally settled in co.
Sutherland, and, after severe fights witu the Mackintoshes,
appears to have come south and settled in Aberdeen and co.

William Nicol, Esq. (son of James Nicol, who d. 1808,
and Mary Ranken his wife, who d. 1811), m. 1793, Margaret,
dau. of J. Dyce, Esq. of Aberdeen, and by her (who d. 1840)
had issue,

James Dice, his heir.

Jane, m. J. Fleming, Esq. of Glasgow.

Mary, TO. A. Low, Esq. of Criggie.

Margaret, to. William Nicol, Esq. of London.

Elizabeth Forbes, m. Robinson Duckworth, Esq. of Liver-

Christina, m. James Wright, Esq. of Edinburgh.
Mr. Nicol d. 1826. His son,

James Dice Nicol, Esq. of Ballogie, co. Aberdeen, and
Badentoy, CO. Kincardine, J.P. andD.L. for cos. Aberdeen and
Kincardine, M.P. for the latter co. 1865 to 1872, 6. 13 Aug.
1805; TO. 1844, Catherine, dau. of Edward Loyd, Esq., banker
of Manchester and London, and d. 16 Nov. 1872, having had

I. William Edward, now of Ballogie.

II. James Dyce, of Badentoy, co. Kincardine, J.P. and D.L.,
M.A., b. 1848.

III. Lewis Loyd, of Newtonhill, co. Kincardine, Capt. Rifle
Brigade, b. 1858; to. 18s6, Agnes, eldest dau. of Sir San-
ford Fieeling, K.C.M.G., and has issue, Violet Nora.

I. Margaret Dyce.

II. Sarah Loyd.

Arms — Az., a fesse between six mascles arg. Crest — A grey-
hound's head ppr. Motto — Fiddle.

Seat — Ballogie, Aboyne, Aberdeen. Town Residence — 37,
Queen's Gate, London, S. \V'.


Badenach-Nicolson, James, Esq. of Glenbervie,
CO. Kincardine, J.P. and D.L., Convener of co.
Kincardine 1890, Advocate at the Scotch Bar 1855,
Counsel to the Scotch Education Department 1878,
and Secretary to the Lord Advocate 1866 to 1868,
and 187-4 to 1880, b. 1832; m. 18G4, Eliza Jane,
elder dau, of the late James Burnett Burnett, Esq.





of Monboddo, and Lawgaven, co. Kincai'dine, and
has issue,

I. Abthuk, B.A. University Coll. Oxford, and writer to the
signet, b. 18G5,

II. Edward, B.A. Balliol Coll. Oxford, and Advocate.

Iiineage.— Geobge Nicolson, merchant, burgess of
Aberdeen, sat in Parliament for that city 1617, and was Provost
1622-23, m. Miss Howison, and was father of

Thomas Nicolson, of Pitmedden, co. Aberdeen, J.P. of
Aberdeen, who acquired Cluny, was taken to Edinburgh 1640
by the Covenanters, and fined 2,000 merks. He m. Elizabeth
Abercromby, and had

I. George, his heir.

II. Thomas, 1st Vicar- Apostolic in Scotland 1C94, Bishop
of Peristachium, d. 23 Oct. 1718, aged 76.

III. James, of Trabroun, co. Berwick, vi. Catherine Gourlay,
and had

Thomas (younger), of Trabroun, who m. Catherine Prince,
and their son,
James, of Trabroun, sold that estate about 1 730, and was
a wine merchant in Leith. His son.
Sib James Nicolson, s. as 4th Bart. 1782, was Capt. of
Foot in the Portuguese Service, m. 25 July, ll'J'J, the
dau. of Major Wharton. Nothing further is known
of this branch.

The eldest son,

Sib George Nicolson, of Cluny, Advocate 1661, Professor
of Civil Law in Aberdeen, Senator of the College of Justice
1682, as Lord Kemnay. He bought Kemnay, co. Aberdeen,
1682, and sold it 1683; Balcaskie, co. Fife, 1689, but sold it
1698 i and Upsetlingtoun, co. Berwick, 1708. He m. Margaret
llallyburton (wlio d. 10 Aug. 1722;. Lord Kemnay d. 8 Feb.
1711, and was s. by his eldest son.

Sir Thomas Nicolson, who was an Advocate 1687, and was
created a Bart 15 April, 1700, with remainder to his heirs
male whomsoever, (/(. 1688, Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas
Nicolson, of Carnock, co. Stirling, widow of James Hamilton,
of Ballenciieff, and had three daus.,

I. Isabella, m. 1715, Thomas, younger son of John Brisbane,
of Bi<hopton, and had issue.

II. Margaret, m. William, Marquess of Lothian, K.T., and
d. 30 Sept. 1759, leaving issue.

ui. Eleanor, m. 1st, Hon. Thomas Boyd, son of the Earl
of Kilmarnock, and2ndly, John Craufurd, of Craufurdland,
CO. Ayr, and d. s. p.
Sir Thomas d. Aug. 1728, when the title devolved on his

SiB William Nicolson, of Glenbervie, co. Kincardine,
•which he acquired 1721 ; he was Comptroller of Customs at
Aberdeen, inherited Upsetlingtoun from his brother, and
bought Mergy and Mondynes, co. Kincardiae ; m. 1st, 28
3Iarch, 1697, Lilias Pringle (who d. 20 April, 1707); 2ndly, 5
July, 1713,, dau. and co-heir of Robert Burnett, of
Muchals, widow of Thomas Burnett, of Glenber\'ie ; 3rdly,
1733, Mar}-, dau. of Robert Milne, of Balwyllie, widow of
James Allardice, of that Ilk; 4thly, 1 June, 1763, Helen, dau.
of John Mill, of Old Montrose, co. Forfar (she d. 4 Sept. 1783).
Sir William had twenty-two children, most of whom d. young
OT v.nm.; the others were,

I. James, his successor.

I. Margaret, m 8 Slarch, 1720, Andrew Hay, son of James
Hay, of Carribber, co. Linlithgow, and d. 8 May, 1770.

II. Helen, afterwards of Glenbervie.

III. John, who s. her sister.

Sir William d. 7 June, 1766, aged 93, and was s. by his eldest

Sir James Nicolson, of Glenbervie, 3rd Bart., b. Jan. 1722 ;
on. 4 Aug. 1751, Margaret, dau. of John Straton, of Lauriston,
■CO. Kincardine, and d. s. p. 11 March, 1782, when the title
passed to his kinsman. Sir James, 4th Bart., as above, and his
•estates devolved on his sister,

Helen Nicolson, of Glenbervie, &. 6 July, 1765; m. 1st,
11 Feb, 1781, Henry Ivic, Esq. of Mont Alto, co. Waterford,
who d. 11 Jan. 1792; 2ndly, 29 April, 1793, George Mill,
jounger brother of John Mill, of Fearn and Noranside, co.
i'orfar; and 3rdly, May, IS03, James Mitchell, Surveyor of
Taxes and Collector of Customs at Dundee, who d. 1843.
All three assumed the surname of Nicolson. Mrs. Mitehell-
I^icolson entailed the estate, in 1826, on her sister, John,
whom failing, on her niece, Anne, of both of whom hereafter,
leaving the liferent to her husband. She d. s. x>- 1834. Her

John Nicolson, of Glenbervie, b. 1 May, 1766; m. 11
Nov. 1797, Rev. James Wilson, of Farneli, who d. 1829,
«on of Rev. George Wilson, of Kinnaird, by Anne his wife.

sister of Sir Thomas Burnett, 6th Bart, of Leys, and had

I. George, 6. 1801 ; d. umn. 1823.

I. Helen, b. i;98; m. D. Smitii, Esq.

II. Anne, of whom hereafter.

III. Mitchell, d. v.nm.

IV. Elizabeth, d. unm.

V. Maiion, m. 1838, Thomas John Bremner, Esq. of Glas-
saugh, CO. Aberdeen, and had issue.

Mrs. Wilson, on her succession to the estate, resumed her
paternal surname, and d. 22 Nov. 1847, when she was s. by
her 2nd dau.,

Anne Wilson, as Mrs. Badenach - Nicolson, of Glen-
bervie, b. 1799; m. 1831, Robert Badenach, of Arthurhouse,
CO. Kincardine, M.D., son of James Badenach, of AVhite-
riggs, in the same co. , by Anne, eldest dau. of William
Grahame, of Morpliie, co. Kincardine, and by him (who (i.
1837) had issue,

I. James, now of Glenbervie. ii. Robert, d. unm.

I. Anne, m. 1857, Rev. James Calder Macphail, and has

Mrs. Badenach-Nicolson d. 3 Oct. 1878.

Arms (as registered 1673; — Or, three eagles' heads erased gu.
CreU — A lion's head erased or. MoUo— Nil sistere contra.

Seat — Glenbervie House, Fordoun. Town Residence — Dover
House, Whitehall, London, S.W.


NiSBETT, John More, Esq. of Cairnliill, co.
Lanai'k, and of The Drum, Midlothian, J. P., h. 28
Feb. 1826; m. 4 April, 1848, Lady Agnes Dal-
rymple, 3rd dau. of Korth, 9th Earl of Stair, and
has issue,

I. Geobge Dalbtjiple, Capt. 1st Batt. Bedfordshire Eegt.
6. 18 Nov. 18.50.

II. North Dalrymple, h. 23 July, 1852.

"'■ i°^l\^''^^''\ twins, I. 2 April, 1857.

IV. Hugh Massy J

V. Hamilton, 6. 4 Jan. 1368.
I. Isabella Frances.

ir. Margaret Jane.

III. Agnes Louisa.

Iiineage. — JohnNisbett, Esq. of Cairahill (son of George
Nisbett, Esq., who -//i. Margaret More, heir of Cairnhill), m.
1 Sept. 1794, Jessie, dau. of Capt. Neil McArthur, oi Mavis-
banU, and had a son,

George Mobe, his heir.
Mr. Nisbett d. May, 1796. (His widow m. 2ndly, 5 Oct. 1798,
Capt. William Murray, R.N.) The son,

Geobge Mobe Nisbett, Esq. of Cairnhill, m. 27 April, 1325,
Isabella Frances, dau. of Frances Cartaret Scott, Esq.. 6th son
of Thomas Scott, Esq. of Malleny and d. 28 Nov. 1843,
having had issue,

John Mobe, his heir, now of Cairnhill.

Francis Scott.

Isabella, m. 4 Jan. 1855. Hugh, 5th Lord Massy, who d. s. p.
27 Feb. 1874.

Charlotte. Jane.

Georgma, ■»!. Dec. 1870, Stair Agnew, Esq., C.B., Keeper of
the Records of Scotland and Registrar-General.

A'lins — Arg., three boars' heads erased sa. Crest — A boar's
head erased, as in the arms. Motto — Vis fortibus arma.

SeaJs— Cairnhill, Airdrie, co. Lanark, and The Drum, Liber-
ton, Midlothian. Town Residence— 13, Queen's Gate Terrace,


NiVEN, William, Esq. E.S.A. of Carswell
House, CO. Berks, b. Nov. 1846 ; m. 187G, Helen,
dau. of the late E. Boustead, Esq. of Clapham Park,
Surrey, and by her (who d. 1877) had issue,

Willlam Edwaed Geaham, b. 1877.
Mr. William Niven is the sou of David Graham
Niven, Esq. of Pershore, co. Worcester, and Perth,
N.B. who VI. 1843, Mary, dau. of J. Baylis, Esq. of
Stourton, co. Worcester, and d. 1884, leaving issue,

I. James Graham.

II. Oswald Bajlis, Commander R.N. (retired) m. Rose
Gordon, dau. of late Gen. C. Montauban Carmichael.

HI. William, now of Carswell.






I. Mary Margaret.

II. Isabel

Scat — Carswell House, near Faringdon, Berks.


Noble, Shielet Nesvcombe, Esq. of Glass-
druuimoiid, co. Fcrunuiogb, b. 7 June, 1865 ; s. Lis
father 1892.

Lineage. — The Nobles of Fermanagh are a branch of
the Cornwall family of that name who settled in the north of
Ireland duiing the seventeenth tcntury. One of them,

James Noble, Ksq. of Glassdrumniond, whose arms were
"or, two lions passant in pale sable between two flaunches
azure, over all on a fe?se gulcs, three bezants," d. in 1720,
leaving issue, among others,

I. MrxGo, of whom presently.

II. James, of Clontivern, near Clones, co. Monaghan, m.
1743, Mary, dau. of Kiehard Legh, Esq. of Duliatt, co.
Fermanagli, and d. without issue, in 1770, leaving his
property oi Clontivern to his nephew, the Key. Mungo
Henry Noble.

JIcNGO Noble, the eldest son, m. May, 1725, Prudence, dau.
of Patrick Bredin, Esq. of Druracagh, co. Fermanagh, and
had issue, two sons and two daus., namely,
I. James, of whom presently.

n. Jerome, b. about 1728, entered the army as ensign in

2Sth Irish Regiment of Foot, and was present at the

capture of Quebec. He lost a leg at Martinique in 1762, and

d. wiih the rank of Major 1784. He m. Miss Elizabeth

Crawford, of Springfield, co. Fermanafih, and had issue,

1 Mungo, entered the army and was Colonel of the C7th

Kegt. m 1795. He 711. Miss Phillipse, dau. of Frederick

Phillipse, Esq. of Phillipseburg, New York (sister of

Maria Eliza, 6th Viscountess Strangford, and Charlotte

Elizabeth, wife of Sir Henry Allen Johnson, Bart.), by

whom he had a son, Frederick, who entered the H.E.l.C.

Service, and d. s. p., and a dau., Eliza, who d. unm. at

Bath, 1867.

1 Margaret, m. 1st, Colonel Black of H.E.l.C, and had
issue two sons and two daus., namely, William Black,
entered the H.E.l.C. Service and fell in action ^inm. ;
Samuel Black, entered the Army in 1810 as Cornet in the
6th Enniskilling Dragoons, was present at the battle of
Waterloo, and d. with tliC rank of Major, 2 Nov. 1853 :
Matilda Black, d. unm. ; Anna Black, m. Colonel

^ Patterson, of the H.E.l.C. Service. Mrs. Margaret
Black ))i. 2ndly, Eev. James Hamilton, D.U., Kector of
•" Coo:ehiU, co. Cavan, and had two sons and two daus.,
" ■■ namely, James Hamilton, d. young ; Percy Black
Hamilton, entered the Army and was killed in the
Khyber Pass ; Margaret Hamilton, m. Col. Bailey, and
d. without issue; Maria Hamilton, m. Rev. John Browne,
D.D., of Trinity Church, Cheltenham, and has issue, three
sons and eight daus.

2 Prudentia, m. 1st, Col. Powell by whom she had no
issue ; and 2ndly, her cousin. Major Samuel Noble, son
of William Noble, Esq. of Donagh and grandson of

' Arthur Noble, Esq. of Drumrane, and had issue, two .sons
and one dau., namely, Samuel Black Noble, rf. young ;
William Alexander Noble, of Forphy, b. 1808, m. 183(5,
Miss Anna Robinson, and had issue four sons, of whom
the eldest, Samuel Black Noble entered the Army in 1865.
and was Captain in the 41st Kegt. of Foot; the 2nd,
William Noble, m. 1874, Jane, dau. of Rev. Hamilron
Haire; James and John d. young; Eliza Noble, m. 1829,
George Rue of Ballyconnell House, co. Cavan, and had
issue four sons and five daus., namely, Samuel Black Roe,
C.B , formerly Surgeon-Major 92nd Highlanders, after-
wards Brigade-Surgeon, b. 11 Sept. 1830; George Noble

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