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Murdock "Murdoch" Nisbet
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Birth: 1470
East Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: 1558
East Ayrshire, Scotland

The progenitor of most of the names of "Nisbet-Nisbett-Nesbit-Nesbitt" in America, Canada and England was most prominent in the religious life of early Protestantism in Scotland and of America, was one named Murdock Nisbet. Born in the year 1470 A.D. of Hardhill, Ayshire, Scotland and chief of the "Nisbets of Greenholm".
Murdock Nisbet lived during the reigns of King James IV & V of Scotland and joined himself to the Lollards, the first name given to the Scottish Protestants. Murdock Nisbet was considered a very learned scholar in those days of persecution for his complete translation of the New Testament from Wycliff`s version into the Gaelic or (Scots) which Murdock completed in 1510. During this time he continued to preach and teach his doctrine to the people. He was severely persecuted and was forced to flee for his life about 1494 to Belfast, Northen Ireland which is a distance of about 60 miles from Loudon. He remained in Ireland for some time and then about 1500 he returned to his homeland and lived in a vault in the bottom of his own house to which he retired serving God reading his New Book and instructing such as had access to him. After the death of King James V, Murdock came out of his vault and joined himself with others of the Lord`s people and lent his helping hand to this work through many places of the land. Murdock Nisbet`s Bible which he translated and in his own handwriting is the oldest known Nisbet bible in the families today. It is now in the British Museum in London, England and was included in the exhibits of Bibles when the Bible room was opened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in June, 1938.
"The Nesbitt-Nisbet Society", Issue 37.

Two of Murdock's descendants James and John both were Covenanters and executed for their religious beliefs.

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Rest in peace and thank you for your life of ministry and devotion to the Word of God.
- FortheKing
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