Papers from Nisbet House, Berwickshire. Edit




  • 1575-early19th century. (Creation)


  • 99 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • 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.

  • Separated Materials

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

  • Arrangement

    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