Landed Estates
University of Galway

Nesbitt/Nisbitt (Fort Nisbitt)

The Reverend Meade Nesbitt was a member of the Nesbitt family of Kinsale, county Cork. He was rector of Borrisokane, county Tipperary, and lived at Fort Nisbitt. In 1772 his daughter Mary married Daniel Brereton. Robert Nesbitt was living at Fort Nisbitt in the early 19th century. He is referred to in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. By 1844 Robert's son, the Reverend James Meade Nesbitt, was bankrupt and fled to London where he was arrested on charges related to breaches of the peace in county Tipperary. Crockford's Clerical Dictionary of 1865 records him as domestic chaplain to Lord Dunalley. The estate of William Whitmore, assignee of the Reverend James Meade Nisbett, consisting of 410 acres at Liskinlahan and Gaulross, close to Borrisokane, was advertised for sale in January 1854. It was bought by David Clarke for £2,170 (see


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort Nisbitt Liskinlahan Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R928 928
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Whitmore & Nisbett, 12 January 1854, Vol 26 (4), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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