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Name: Agnes Nepean

Burial Number: 1763

Gender: Female

Born: 10/11/1855

Died: 09/08/1943

Buried: 13/08/1943


Agnes Louisa More Nepean (nee Nisbett) was born on the 10th of November 1855 and was baptised on the 16th November 1855 in Edinburgh. Agnes was the daughter of John More Nisbett and Agnes Hamilton-Dalyrumple, and one of five children (three brothers and a sister.) Her mother was the daughter of the 9th Earl of Stair. Her father was of the Cairnhill Estate in Lanarkshire. Agnes’s grandfather George More Nisbett had been a very successful industrialist.

Agnes married Herbert Augustus Tierney Nepean (17th April 1839- October 1924) in 1895. Herbert had had to petition his previous wife Alice for divorce. This was granted on 21st January 1879. Herbert had three children with his first wife Alice, but none with Agnes. He had married Alice in Cannanore in Madras, India. He was one of the Nepean Baronets of Bothenhampton and served with the Indian Army, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the time he retired in 1902.

In 1901 Agnes was living with husband Colonel Herbert in Lasswade, Midlothian with four servants. The lodge which was there home is now a grade-C listed building. It was built by J. McIntyre Henry in 1891. It has a single storey and and attic, an asymmetrical four bay lodge with half timbered and pierced M shaped gables to the north west and Dutch gables to the north east with a latter harled (rough cut lime and aggregate) wall addition to the south west.

The 1911 census records 71-year-old Colonel Herbert Augustus Nepean living with his 55-year-old wife Agnes at Charlwood, 24 Lansdowne Road, Hove. Also residing there at the time was a family member, 56-year-old Margaret More Nisbett. The house was staffed by a cook, a housemaid, a tablemaid and a 16-year-old general servant, Ethel Bridges from Broadwater.

Agnes would live at Charlwood with her husband until he died in East Preston in 1924 (possibly after having been admitted to a nursing home.) She would then continue to live there with her companion, Emily and various changes of servants until at least 1939. By this time 84-year-old Agnes and companion Emily Rutherford, who was now 64 had a German cook and housemaid Jenny and Hedwig Mayer.

Agnes Louisa Nepean died on the 9th of August 1943. She was living at Millowe, 15 Church Road, Tarring. She was a widow and left an Estate of £7,256, 12 shillings and 7 pence.

She is also commerorated on the Nepean family monument in Dean cemetery, Edinburgh

Researcher: Matt Bury

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Agnes Nepean

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 24

Exact Location (what3words): name.cross.stage

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Herbert Augustus Tierney Nepean Late Colnl. Indian Staff Corps. Died 10th December 1924 aged 85 "Praise ye the Lord" Also of his wife Agnes Louisa More Nisbet died 9th August 1943 aged 88

Further Information


Name: Agnes Louisa More Nepean

Gender: Female

Born: 10/11/1855

Town: Edinburgh

County: Midlothian (County of Edinburgh)

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name:Nisbett

Marriage Date: 17/4/1894

Spouse First Name: Herbert

Spouse Second Name: Augustus

Spouse Last Name: Nepean

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Midlothian (County of Edinburgh)

Country of Marriage: Scotland

Information at Death

Date of Death: 09/08/1943

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Millowe

Address line 2: 15

Address line 3: Church Road

Town: Tarring

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7256 12 s 7 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Drum House, Liberton, Edinburgh – John More Nisbett, 45yrs, Landowner; Agnes More Nisbett, 47yrs; Isabella F M Nisbett, 22yrs; North More Nisbett, 18yrs; Margaret J M Nisbett, 16yrs; Louisa M Nisbett, 15yrs; Alan M Nisbett, 5yrs; Hamilton M Nisbett, 3yrs; Helen Hunter Nisbett, 27yrs, Governess; Grace Stewart, 45yrs, Servant;


Living at Midfield Lodge, Lasswade – Herbert A J Nepean, 61yrs, Retired Colonel in Army; Agnes L Nepean, 45yrs; Jane W Wallace, 57yrs, Servant; Isabella C Scott, 26yrs, Servant; Isabella W Bolton, 21yrs, Servant; Isabella B Greg, 15yrs, Servant;


Living at Charlwood, 24 Lansdowne Road, Worthing – Herbert Nepean, 71yrs, Army Pensioner, Colonel; Agnes Nepean, 55yrs; Margaret More Nisbett, 56yrs, Visitor; Mary Weller, 57yrs, Cook; Emily Rutherford, 34yrs, Housemaid; Louisa Dewyers, 19yrs, Table maid; Ethel Bridger, 16yrs, General Servant;


Living at 24 Lansdowne Road, Worthing – Agnes L Nepean; Emily Rutherford, Companion; Jenny Mayer, Cook; Hedwig Mayer, Housemaid;

Miscellaneous Information

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