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Papers from Nisbet House, Berwickshire.

Identifier: MSS.5410-5508

Scope and Contents

The Nisbet papers fall into four groups, belonging respectively to the Nisbets of that Ilk, the original owners of the estate; the Kers (later Carres) of Cavers and West Nisbet; who acquired the estate in 1649; the Chisholmes of that Ilk, connected by marriage to Charles St Clair, 15th Lord Sinclair, who succeeded to the estate some time before 1813; and William Molleson, probably related to the sister of Charles St Clair, de jure 13th Lord Sinclair.


  • Creation: 1575-early19th century.

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99 Volumes ; Except where otherwise indicated, each volume contains papers of various sizes, folio and under.

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The papers have been arranged as follows:

MS.5410. Nisbet papers MSS.5411-5461. Ker papers MSS.5462-5495. Chisholme papers MSS.5496-5508. Molleson papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1947, by the Right Honourable Lord Sinclair, Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

Separated Materials

The Nisbet and Ker papers consist largely of seventeenth-century charters, which are described separately (see Ch.4775-5643).

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