Johnson / Bryans Families

Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce

Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce

Female 1836 - 1924  (88 years)

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  • Name Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce 
    Born 28 Mar 1836  St Cross, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 30 Mar 1836  St Cross, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1841  St Cross, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1851  St Cross, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1861  Sheen Lane, Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Census 1871  28 Priory Road, St John Hampstead, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1881  Foots Cray, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1901  43 Church Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Census 1911  The New House, 12 Lancaster Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Between 1911 and 12 Nov 1924  The New House, 12 Lancaster Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Nov 1924  Kingston, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Probate 30 Jan 1925  London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0215  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 14 May 2020 

    Father Courtenay Boyle Brice
              b. 7 Nov 1800, Broome, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1854  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Margaret Augusta Kelso
              b. 2 Jul 1802, Good Hope, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1888, The Manor House, Sidcup, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1829  Bungay, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Siblings 2  
    Family ID F0167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband Harry Curtis Nisbet
              b. 20 Apr 1830, Futtehgurh, Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1907, Old House, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1858  Chippenham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Margaret Henrietta Nisbet
              b. 28 Jan 1862, East Sheen, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Between Jul 1948 and Sep 1948, Bournemouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Harry Bruce Nisbet
              b. 26 Apr 1864, East Sheen, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Nov 1946, 65 Westbourne Terrace, Marylebone, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Agnes Lockhart Nisbet
              b. 19 Oct 1866, West Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Jun 1955, Park House Nursing Home, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Francis Courtenay Nisbet
              b. 18 Jan 1869, Kilburn, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1953, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Catherine Emelia Nisbet
              b. 1870
              d. Between 1871 and 1970  (Age 1 years)
     6. Hugh Adair Nisbet
              b. 22 Jun 1873
              d. 12 Mar 1937, 14 Kensington Park Road, Kensington, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Alice Maud Nisbet
              b. Est Abt 1876, West Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Between 1907 and 1975  (Age ~ 31 years)
     8. Walter Selwyn Nisbet
              b. 8 Feb 1882, Sidcup, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Nov 1962, Christchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2018 
    Family ID F0077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Early Life
      Louisa was born on the 28th of March 1936 in St Cross, Suffolk, to the Rev. Courtenay Boyle Brice and Margaret August (née Kelso). Louisa was their second child, but Edward (the first born) died just a few weeks after he was born in 1834, making her the eldest. She had a younger brother, Alexander William Courtenay Bruce, born in 1845.

      Louisa spent her childhood at the Rectory in St Cross, South Elmham, where her father Courtenay was the Rector.

      Family Life
      Louisa married Harry Curtis Nisbet, a solicitor five years her senior on the 20th of April 1858 at the Box parish church (probably St Thomas') in Wiltshire; she would have been 22 and Harry exactly 28 (his birthday was on the 20th of April).

      Louisa and Harry had eight children:

      1. Margaret Henrietta, born 1862, probably unmarried
      2. Harry Bruce, born 1864, married Amabel Trevilla Carey by whom he had two children, then later Irene Gertrude Howard. Our Thomson and Maltby third cousins link to us through Harry
      3. Agnes Lockhart, born 1866, who married Hugh McPherson Mitchell
      4. Francis Courtenay, born 1869
      5. Catherine Emelia, born 1871
      6. Hugh Adair, born 1873
      7. Alice Maud, born 1876, married James Lachlan Evans and had three children and via whom we are related to the Courtenay-Evans'
      8. Walter Selwyn, born 1882, probably unmarried

      Her husband Harry died in 1907.

      Residences

      • Birth-1858: St Cross Rectory, South Elmham, Suffolk
      • 1858-c1871: Sheen Lane, Mortlake, Surrey
      • c1871-c1881: 28 Priory Road, St John Hampstead, London
      • c1881-c1901: Foots Cray, Kent
      • c1901-c1907: 43 Church Road, Wimbledon, Surrey
      • c1907-1924: The New House, 12 Lancaster Road, Wimbledon, Surrey

      Death
      Louisa died on the 12th of November 1924 in Kingston. Her will named her children Agnes and Francis as executors; she was principally concerned with looking after Margaret Henrietta, presumbably because she was a spinster and had no means of support.


  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1836 - St Cross, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Mar 1836 - St Cross, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - St Cross, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - St Cross, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1858 - Chippenham, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Sheen Lane, Mortlake, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 28 Priory Road, St John Hampstead, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 43 Church Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1924 - Kingston, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 30 Jan 1925 - London, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce
    Louisa Margaret Kelso Bruce (c. 1858)
    4 Generations of Bryans Women

  • Sources 
    1. [S0035] familysearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XX-8GG.

    2. [S0035] familysearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5KQ-ZYY.

    3. [S0328] England and Wales Census, 1841, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Margaret Bruce; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M737-6M2 : 25 May 2019), Margaret Bruce in household of Courtenay Bruce, South Elmham St Cross, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and , 1841.

    4. [S0311] England and Wales Census, 1851, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Margaret A Bruce; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGRN-J5N : 11 September 2019), Margaret A Bruce in household of Courtneay B Bruce, Saint Cross Southelmham, Suffolk, England; citing Saint Cross Southelmham, Suffolk, England, p. 1, from "1, 1851.

    5. [S0131] 1861 England Census, Ancestry, (ancestry.co.uk), Class: RG 9; Piece: 461; Folio: 80; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542642.

    6. [S0310] England and Wales Census, 1861, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbett; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MP-QLMB : 24 October 2019), Louisa M Nisbett in household of Henry Nisbett, Mortlake, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypa, 1861.

    7. [S0333] England and Wales Census, 1871, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBDH-8DH : 24 April 2019), Harry C Nisbet, 1871., 1871.

    8. [S0312] England and Wales Census, 1881, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27W-9BZ9 : 11 December 2017), Louisa M Nisbet in household of Harry C Nisbet, Foots Cray, Kent, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.f, 1881.

    9. [S0303] England and Wales Census, 1901, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Mitchell; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XX-8GK : 20 May 2019), Agnes Lockhart Mitchell in household of Harry Curtis Nisbet, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, 1901.

    10. [S0303] England and Wales Census, 1901, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XX-8GJ : 20 May 2019), Lousia Margaret Nisbet in household of Harry Curtis Nisbet, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, f, 1901.

    11. [S0035] familysearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8T-NNW.

    12. [S0035] familysearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH4-4518.

    13. [S0309] England Marriages, 1538–1973, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Bruce / Kelso; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL9N-H5W : 13 March 2020), Courtenay Boyle Bruce, 1829., 27 Aug 1829.

    14. [S0301] England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, FamilySearch, (familysearch.org), Nisbet / Bruce; (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D74-PNN : 13 December 2014), Harry Curtis Nisbet, 1858; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1858, quarter 2, vol. 5A,, 1858.