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Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Phyllis (Lusk) (View posts)
Posted: 959601600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lusk, Howe, Nesbit
We have traced father's line back to:
Robert Lusk b. Scotland abt 1710, d. abt 1788 in PA, USA

m. Jean Howe b. Scot. abt 1720 d. 1782 in PA, USA

Jean was previously married to William Lusk, a sailor, of
Saltscoat, Bute Co. The information I have says Robert was Williams son with Jean, so I am going to assume that John was also Williams son.
Jean had 2 sons born in Saltscoats, Bute Co.

John b. 1760

Robert b. 1761 d. 1835

I don't have a d. date for John or any other information.

Robert(son) m. Mary Nesbit in 1785. She died in 1830 in PA, USA

We'd like to know more about Jean Howe and Mary Nesbit, what happened to John (son), William (father). Does anyone have information about Robert's or William's parents? Were they brothers? Do you know when they left for the colonies? Thank you and hello to any unknown cousins!

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Posted: 999291590000
Classification: Query
Edited: 999294759000
Surnames: Lusk, Elliott, Palmer, Nesbit, Witherspoon,
This sounds almost exactly like our direct ancestors! I recall, although I don't have the info. with me, that we have a James Nesbit Lusk in our tree. We may have some good information for you and visa versa. Feel free to email or call me at 714-739-6294. Catherine Ann (Lusk) Threadgill

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Cathy Lusk Threadgill (View posts)
Posted: 1000674338000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lusk, Howe, Nesbit

Hi Cousin!

Robert Lusk of Saltcoats b. 1710, d @ 1788 is my g-g-g-g-grandfather through his youngest son, Robert. Our records show conflicting information about exactly who was the mother of John (b. @ 1760 Saltcoats, d. 1843 in Alleganey, Co. PA.) ) and Robert (b. 1761, d. 1835). It would be great if you could provide insight into this issue.

Was the mother of John and Robert, Jean Howe (presumably his first wife) when she was in her 40’s, after having had two previous children @ 20 years earlier; James (b. @ 1740, d. @ 1800) and Margaret (b. 1743, d. 1825)?

Or was his much younger second wife Mary (unknown) (b. @ 1740, d. 1800) who he married in 1760 the mother on John & Robert?

Were James and Margaret Jean’s children through William (a relative of Robert?) and adopted by Robert, which is why @ 20 years separate her first two and second two children?

We do not know anything more about Robert’s (b. 1710) parents or siblings.

The only thing we know about Mary Nesbit is that she was married Robert (b. 1761) in 1785 and died AFTER 1830. They had 7 children; (Girl) (b. 1785, d. 1795), James Nesbit (b. 1786, d. @ 1860), Robert (b. 1791, d. 1870), John and (Boy) (both b. after 1790, d. after 1840), Alexander and Jean ( both b. after 1790, d. after 1837). We are descended from James Nesbit.

We know that John (b. @ 1760) married and had 5 children, Hugh (b. 1795), Robert (b. @ 1798), John (b. 1800), Margaret (b. 1800) and Thomas (b. @ 1804). We know nothing further about his decendants

If you are interested we can give you everything we know about Robert’s (b. 1710) decendents all the way down to little ole me!

Regarding Jean Howe, William Lusk & Robert Lusk:

Source: Robert J. Lusk Letters to T.E.Lusk 1988-89:
[Subsequent analysis by R.J.Lusk put doubt on this relationship]
Jean Howe, apparently married to William Lusk, sailor, of Saltcoats, Argile, Scotland, came to West Nantmell, Pa with 2 children, James, age unknown & Margaret, born in Saltcoats in 1743. She then apparently married Robert Lusk, and they had two children, Robert,b.1761 & John (b. @ 1760?)

Regarding Robert (b. 1710):

Source Robert J. Lusk Letters to T.E.Lusk 1988-89: , Betty Lusk Lundgren via Irvin McIlhinney
Birth, death & marriage dates are approximate. Death may have been 1782.
In 1770, Robert & Mary borrowed 150 pounds from "The Corporation for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and the Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers" (now known as the "Presbyterian Ministers Fund"), morgaging their property in West Nantmell. Pennsylvania. The loan was repaid by Robert, Mary & son John in 1786. .
Contact was made with the Presbyterian Church, Forks of the Brandywine, in Lyndell PA, which was founded in 1735 in West Nantmell. The origional church was destroyed by fire in 1822, and no records preserved.
Lyndell is at Marsh Creek State Park, about 10 miles northwest of West Chester PA. . Settled in Nantmell Twp., Chester Co. Pa. in the 1730's. He obtained a warrent (authority for Province Surveyor-Gemeral to survey) for 50 acres in Nantmill Twp. in 2/1739. Subsequently he obtained a warrant for 211 acres title to which was given in 1743 by the Penn brothers, sons of William Penn. The first 50 (or 59) acres were not patented until 1785. The area was called Happy Land. West Nantmell (part of old Nantmell Twp.) borders Lancaster Co. on the West.

Regarding Robert (b. 1761):

Source: Robert J. Lusk Letters to T.E.Lusk 1988-89: Robert (2) was supposedly born in Salttscoat, Scotland. He apparently did not fight in the Revolution, although he signed the Pennsylvania Oath of Allegiance in 1777 & 1778 He bought 129 [maybe 124] acres on Chantine (sp?) Creek south of Pittsburgh in Peters Twp. Washington Co. on December 1785. In August he and his wife Mary Nesbit, a neighbor in West Nantmell who he married in 1785, sold the family farm in West Nantmell which he had inherited as the elder son, and they moved to the Peters Twp. farm where James Nesbit Lusk (3) was born in 1786. In 1790 Robert & Mary sold their farm and apparently went to Fayette Twp., Allegheny Co. where "family records" say that Robert (2) was born in 1791. In 1795 the U.S. made a treaty with the Indians which opened the Beaver Co. area for settlement. About the same time some of that area was surveyed and tracts allotted to PA veterans of the Revolution. It appears that John McGoun was allotted 250 acres - although he did not actually receive title until 1815 - and that Robert and family went up the Mingo Trail from Fayette Twp. and settled on that property in North Beaver Twp.near where Mt. Jackson is now located. He raised his family there, was a Township Supervisor in 1807. About 1806 John McGoun & family arrived and in 1815 sold 100 acres to Robert. In 1823 Robert gave his "plantation" less the orchard and meadow to sons John & Alexander for consideration of providing a comfortable living for him, his wife Mary and daughter Jean. John's wife Hanna sold all of that property.

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Posted: 1049121163000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1115607251000
Mary Nesbit (Nisbet)'s parents were John Nisbet (d 15 Jan 1812 in Chester Co, PA) and Elizabeth. John's will lists the family members, including "Mary, alias Mary Lusk". She was left $1.00

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Posted: 1050881709000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lusk, Nisbet, Nesbit

Thank you so much for this great information about Mary Nisbet. It is so nice to have another connnection going back yet another generation. I've been able to look up John's will. Would you have any further Nisbet family information to share or any suggestions on where I should look further? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Posted: 1560135189000
Classification: Query
I realize that this post is almost 18 years old but it shows up repeatedly so I am updating some of the information.
It appears that Robert Lusk b. 1710 was living in Chester County, Pennsylvania by 1742. There is a document dated 7 Feb 1742 in which Robert Lusk paid to take over a land warrant in Nantmeal Township, Chester County. It appears that Robert Lusk b. 1710 died in or before 1784 at which time his sons John Lusk b. 1760 and Robert Lusk b. 1761 sold the farm and moved to Washington County in south western Pennsylvania. John and Robert were born in Chester County.
The land that Robert b. 1761 bought in Peters Township, Washington County became part of Fayette Township, Allegheny County when Allegheny County was formed in 1788. The creek on which his land was located was likely Chartiers Creek. Chartiers Creek was a boundary of Fayette township. Robert is living in Fayette Township in the 1790 Federal Census and in the 1800 Pennsylvania list of taxpayers. In 1803 he is listed as paying taxes in North Beaver Township, Beaver County.
There is a newspaper death notice 28 FEB 1836 for Robert b.1761

Re: Lusks from Saltcoats 1710-1761

Posted: 1560504490000
Classification: Query
Saltcoats was half in Ardrossan records and the other half was Stevenston records

Last name Lusk
Gender Male
Birth year 1708
Birth place -
Baptism year 1708
Baptism date 19 Dec 1708
Father's first name(s) Robert
Father's last name Lusk
Mother's first name(s) Margret
Mother's last name Young
Place Stevenston
County Ayrshire
Country Scotland
Record set Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950

The deviding line was Countess Street Saltcoats
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