Robert Parry Nisbet

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Robert Parry Nisbet JP DL (1793 – 31 May 1882) was a British public man. He was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1849,[1] from 1852 a Deputy Lieutenant for the county,[2] and Conservative Member of Parliament for Chippenham from a by-election in 1856[3] to the 1859 general election.[4][5]

After an early career in the Indian Civil Service in Bengal, Nisbet settled at Southbroom House near Devizes, Wiltshire. In his Will, proved in 1882, he left the large fortune of £52,000, including property at Dinapore, India, to his family, £50 to be spent on coals and blankets for the poor of Southbroom, and £1 to each resident of the almshouses near the gates of his house.[6]

Nisbet's grandson Douglas Robert Hadow (1846–1865) was killed in a mountaineering accident a few hours after taking part in the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Another grandson, Frank Hadow, won the Wimbledon championship in 1878.

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  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20944. p. 431. 13 February 1849. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21351. p. 2275. 20 August 1852. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21871. p. 1393. 11 April 1856. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21993. pp. 1497–1498. 28 April 1857. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  5. ^ THE HOUSE OF COMMONS CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "C" online at angeltowns.com (accessed 10 April 2008)
  6. ^ Will of Mr Robert Parry Nisbet JP DL online at londonancestor.com (accessed 10 April 2008)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Neeld
Henry George Boldero
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
1856–1859
With: Henry George Boldero
Succeeded by
Richard Penruddocke Long
William John Lysley
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Wyndham
High Sheriff of Wiltshire
1849
Succeeded by
Henry Ludlow