George Nisbet

1833–1900 (Age 67)
Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life of George

George Nisbet was born in 1833, in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland as the son of John Nesbit and Margaret Hamilton. He married Isabelle Haley on 23 December 1859, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 August 1900, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

George Nisbet
Isabelle Haley
Marriage: 23 December 1859
Mary Nisbet
George Nisbet
John Nisbet
Gilbreath Nisbet
Robert Nisbet
Jane Nisbet

Spouse and Children


    Isabelle Haley


23 December 1859
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Nesbit


    Margaret Hamilton




World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 5

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 21

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Nesbitt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Nisbitt in entry for Jane Nisbett Kerr, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • George Nisbet, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • George Nisbet in entry for George Nisbet, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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