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Forbes, Lord (S, 1442)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Jul 1442

 

Family name: Forbes

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Arms:

Azure three Bears' Heads couped Argent muzzled Gules

Crest:

A Stag's Head attired with ten Tynes proper

Supporters:

On either side a Bloodhound Argent collared Gules

Motto:

Grace Me Guide (Thankfulness is my watchword)

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Alexander [Forbes], 1st Lord Forbes

1st son and heir of Sir John Forbes of Forbes, Justiciary of Aberdeenshire, by his wife Margaret Kennedy

born

c.1380

mar.

betw. 6 and 16 Oct 1423 Lady Elizabeth Douglas (mar. (2) Sir David Hay of Yester), only dau. of George [Douglas], 1st Earl of Angus, by his wife Lady Mary Stewart, 2nd dau. of Robert III, King of Scotland

children

1. James Forbes, later 2nd Lord Forbes

2. Father William Forbes, Provost of St Giles, Edinburgh

1. Annabel Forbes, mar. bef. 1445 Patrick Gray, Master of Gray (dvp. betw. 23 Aug 1463 and Sep 1464), 1st son and heir ap. of Andrew [Gray]. 1st Lord Gray, by his wife Elizabeth Wemyss, 1st dau. of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss and Rires, and had issue

2. Margaret Forbes, mar. ..... Meldrum of Fyvie

3. Elizabeth Forbes, mar. Alexander Irvine of Drum

died

1448

created

12 Jul 1442 Lord Forbes

suc. by

son

note

part of the Scottish force that fought with the French against the English at the Battle of Baugé 1421; visited his cousin King James I when the king was a prisoner in England

 

James [Forbes], 2nd Lord Forbes

born

mar.

Lady Gille Keith (d. aft. 14 Aug 1473), 2nd dau. of William [Keith], 1st Earl Marischal, by his wife Mary Hamilton, dau. of Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow

children

1. William Forbes, later 3rd Lord Forbes

2. Duncan Forbes, mar. Christian Skene (widow of Gilbert Skene of that Ilk), dau. of ...... Mercer of Balliol, and was ancestor of the Forbes's of Consindae and Monymusk

3. Patrick Forbes of Corse, mar. and was ancestor of the Forbes's of Craigievar and of the Earls of Granard

4. Alexander Forbes, mentioned in his mother's will 14 Aug 1473

1. Egidia Forbes, mar. Malcolm Forbes of Tolquhon

died

betw. 20 Sep 1460 and 30 Jul 1462

suc. by

son

note

had a licence to build the castle of Drumynor 1456; a Lord Justice Mar 1457

 

William [Forbes], 3rd Lord Forbes

born

mar.

aft. 8 Jul 1468 Lady Christian Gordon, 3rd dau. of Alexander [Seton later Gordon], 1st Earl of Huntly, by his second wife Elizabeth Crichton, 1st dau. of William [Crichton], 1st Lord Crichton

children

1. Alexander Forbes, later 4th Lord Forbes

2. Arthur Forbes, later 5th Lord Forbes

3. John Forbes, later 6th Lord Forbes

4. Christian Forbes, mar. as his second wife William [Ruthven], 1st Lord Ruthven, and had issue

died

betw. 9 Jul 1477 and 5 Jul 1483

suc. by

son

note

known as "Gray Willie"

 

Alexander [Forbes], 4th Lord Forbes

born

mar.

Lady Margaret Boyd (b. betw. 1468 and 1473; mar. (2) bef. 9 Aug 1509 as his second wife David [Kennedy], 1st Earl of Cassillis;  d. aft. 9 Feb 1515/6), only dau. of Thomas [Boyd], 1st Earl of Arran, by his wife Lady Mary Stewart, 1st dau. of James II, King of Scotland

died

s.p. betw. Aug 1488 and 6 May 1491

suc. by

brother

note

took up arms 1488 to defend the death of his brother-in-law, King James III

 

Arthur [Forbes], 5th Lord Forbes

born

mar.

Agnes Lyon (mar. (2) John Ross of Craigie; d. bef. 30 Apr 1529), 4th dau. of John [Lyon], 3rd Lord Glamis, by his wife Elizabeth Scrymgeour, only dau. by his second wife of Sir John Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee

died

s.p. 1493

suc. by

brother

 

John [Forbes], 6th Lord Forbes

born

mar. (1)

Lady Catharine Stewart (dspms.), 2nd dau. of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl, by his first wife Lady Margaret Douglas, only dau. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Douglas

children by first wife

1. James Forbes (dvp. young)

1. Hon Elizabeth Forbes, mar. as his first wife James Grant of Freuchie (d. 26 Aug 1553), 1st son and heir of John Grant of Freuchie by his wife Margaret Ogilvy, dau. of Sir James Ogilvy of Deskford, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 26 Feb 1509/10 Christian Lundin, dau. of Sir John Lundin of Lundin

children by second wife

2. Hon John Forbes, Master of Forbes, executed for conspiracy to murder King James V (dvp. 17 Jul 1537), mar. as her first husband bef. 27 Jun 1535 Hon Elizabeth Lyon (mar. (2) Thomas Craig of Balmely, (3) c. 8 May 1548 John Tullock of Montcoffes, and (4) John Abernethy of Balcors), 2nd dau. of John [Lyon], 6th Lord Glamis, by his wife Lady Janet Douglas, sister of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, and 3rd dau. of Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Drummond, 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus

3. Hon William Forbes, later 7th Lord Forbes

2. Hon Margaret Forbes, mar. Andrew Fraser of Muchalls

3. Hon Elizabeth Forbes (d. Dec 1570), mar. (1) Gilbert Keith of Troup, (2) bef. 1541 as his second Alexander Innes, 14th of that Ilk (d. Sep 1553), 1st son and heir of Alexander Innes, 13th of that Ilk, by his first wife Christian Dunbar, dau. of Sir James Dunbar of Westfield, and (3) c. 1554 Alexander Dunbar of Conzie and Kilbuyack (d. 27 Feb 1578/9), 1st son of James Dunbar of Conzie, and had issue by her second and third husbands

4. Hon Marjory Forbes, mar. Alexander Forbes of Brux

mar. (3)

bef. 29 Jul 1515 Elizabeth Elphinstone (d. c. 10 Sep 1518), widow of Alexander [Elphinstone], 1st Lord Elphinstone, and dau. of ..... Barclay

children by third wife

4. Hon Arthur Forbes of Putachie (k. at the Battle of Tillieangus 1571), mar. as her second husband Elizabeth Sinclair (widow of Alexander Sinclair of Dunbeath and Stemster, 2nd son of William [Sinclair], 2nd Earl of Caithness), 1st dau. of Alexander Innes, 13th of that Ilk, by his first wife Christian Dunbar, dau. of Sir James Dunbar of Westfield

5. Hon Janet Forbes, mar. (1) as his second wife John [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Atholl, and had issue, (2) after 17 Nov 1545 Alexander Hay of Dalgety, and (3) bef. 17 Jan 1549/50 as his first wife William Leslie of Balquhain

died

1547

suc. by

son by second wife

note

accused together with his 1st surviving son of treason and both imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle 1536; he was eventually released but his son was executed

 

William [Forbes], 7th Lord Forbes

born

mar.

19 Dec 1538 Elizabeth Keith (d. bef. 13 Nov 1604), dau. and cohrss .of Sir William Keith of Innerugie

children

1. Alexander Forbes (b. 25 Nov 1539; dvp. young)

2. Hon John Forbes, later 8th Lord Forbes

3. Hon William Forbes of Fodderbirse (b. 2 Mar 1543/4), mar. Marjory Forbes (widow of William Forbes of Corsindae), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Janet Forbes, dau. of Alexander Forbes of Tolquhoun, and had issue

4. Hon Arthur Forbes of Logie (b. 3 Apr 1550; dvp. 1574)

5. Hon James Forbes of Lethenty (b. 16 Jul 1551), mar. Margaret Forbes, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Forbes of Pitsligo, and had issue

6. Hon Alexander Forbes (b. 24 Jan 1552/3 ; dvp. young)

7. Hon Robert Forbes, Commendator of Monymusk (b. 1 Jan 1555/6), mar. Agnes Forbes, dau. of William Forbes of Corse, and had issue

8. Hon Abraham Forbes of Blacktown (b. 2 Mar 1558/9)

1. Hon Jean Forbes (b. 25 Apr 1541), mar. James [Ogilvy], 5th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Forbes (b. 10 Nov 1545; d. aft. 20 Feb 1602), mar. bef. 16 Aug 1591as his second wife Henry [Sinclair], 5th Lord Sinclair, and had issue

3. Hon Christian Forbes (b. 24 Jun 1547), mar. George Johnston of that Ilk and Caskieben (d. 1593), and had issue

4. Hon Isabel Forbes (b. 16 Oct 1548 ; bur. at Aberdeen 22 Mar 1622), mar. John Gordon of Pitlurg

5. Hon Catherine Forbes (b. 7 Jul 1554), mar. ..... Barclay of Gartly

6. Hon Margaret Forbes (b. 14 Oct 1557), mar. bef. 1583 Hon George Sinclair of Mey, Chancellor of the Diocese of Caithness 1572 (d. 1616), 3rd son of George [Sinclair], 4th Earl of Caithness, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Graham, 2nd dau. of William [Graham], 2nd Earl of Montrose, and had issue

7. Hon Barbara Forbes (b. 31 Jan 1560/1), mar. (1) aft. 5 Jun 1586 Robert Allardyce of Allardyce, (2) Alexander Hay of Delgaty, and (3) Hon Sir Archibald Douglas of Keillor (d. 1649), 3rd son of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Agnes Leslie, 1st dau. of George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes, by his 4th wife Margaret Crichton, illegit. dau. of William [Crichton], 3rd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar, by his mistress Lady Margaret Stewart, dau. of James III, King of Scotland, and had issue by her third husband

8. Hon Anne Forbes (b. 30 Sep 1564), mar. (1) aft. 12 Aug 1588 Sir John Seton of Barns, and (2) John Hamilton, brother of Patrick Hamilton of Samuelston, and had issue by both husbands

died

1593

suc. by

son

note

a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1539; followed the anti-English party at the Scottish court

 

John [Forbes], 8th Lord Forbes, PC

born

3 Jul 1542

mar. (1)

Nov 1558 (div. 1574) Lady Margaret Gordon (d. 1 Jan 1606), 2nd dau. of George [Gordon], 4th Earl of Huntly, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Keith, sister of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, and 1st dau. of Hon Robert Keith, styled Lord Keith  (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 1st dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Keith], 2nd Earl Marischal

children by first wife

1. Father William Forbes, a Capucin monk in Ghent from 1588/9 (b. 1562; dsp. 21 Mar 1591/2)

2. Hon John Forbes, later 9th Lord Forbes

1. Hon Jean Forbes, mar. William Comyn of Earnside

2. Hon Isobel Forbes (d. unm.)

3. Hon Margaret Forbes, mar. (1) aft. 23 Apr 1600 George Sinclair of Dunbeath, and (2) bef. 1628 Claud Hamilton

mar. (2)

bef. 17 Mar 1579/80 Janet Bellenden (widow of Sir John Bellenden;  d. 2 Feb 1616; bur. at Aberdeen), dau. of William Seton of Touch

children by second wife

3. Hon Arthur Forbes, later 10th Lord Forbes

4. Hon David Forbes (b. 3 May 1591; d. 1617)

4. Hon Catherine Forbes (b. 1583), mar. aft. 31 Jul 1606 William Gordon of Rothiemay

died

29 Jun 1606 (bur. at Kearn)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor 1593/4; supported the King against the Catholic Lords 1594-95; second-in-command at the Battle of Glenlivet 1594

 

John [Forbes], 9th Lord Forbes

born

c.1570

died

11 Aug 1606

suc. by

half-brother

note

entered the Capucin convent at Tournay 1593; died of the plague

 

Arthur [Forbes], 10th Lord Forbes

born

25 Apr 1581

mar.

5 Feb 1600-01 Hon Jean Elphinstone (d. aft. 1628), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Elphinstone], 4th Lord Elphinstone, by his wife Hon Jean Livingston, 1st dau. of William [Livingston], 6th Lord Livingston

children

1. Hon Alexander Forbes, later 11th Lord Forbes

2. Hon John Forbes (b. 2 Nov 1603; dvp. young)

3. Col Hon John Forbes, carried a letter of recommendation from King Charles I to the Shah of Persia 1635 (b. 2 Nov 1608; d. unm.)

4. Col Hon William Forbes, Governor of Stadt (b. 2 Feb 1614; d. 16 May 1654)

5. Capt Hon Arthur Forbes (b. 29 Aug 1615; k. in the German Wars)

6. Capt Hon James Forbes (b. 25 May 1617; k. in the German Wars)

1. Hon Barbara Forbes (b. 17 Jan 1606/7; d. after 1666), mar. aft. 23 Jan 1627/8 George [Mackenzie], 2nd Earl of Seaforth, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Forbes (b. 1 Mar 1610), mar. Arthur Forbes of Echt

3. Hon Elizabeth Forbes (b. 8 Mar 1611), mar. James Skene of Skene

died

betw. 9 Feb and 29 Sep 1641

suc. by

son

 

Alexander [Forbes], 11th Lord Forbes

born

mar. (1)

his distant cousin Anne Forbes, sister of Alexander [Forbes], 1st Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, and dau. of Sir John Forbes of Pitsligo, by his wife Hon Christian Ogilvy, only child by his first wife of Walter [Ogilvy], 1st Lord Ogilvy of Deskford

children by first wife

1. Hon William Forbes, later 12th Lord Forbes

mar. (2)

Elizabeth Forbes, dau. of Robert Forbes of Rires

children by second wife

2. Col Hon James Forbes

3. Col Hon Arthur Forbes

1. Hon Christian Forbes, mar. John Forbes of Balfluig

2. Hon Marie Forbes (b. 26 Jul 1651), mar. (1) aft. 30 Jan 1679 as his second wife Hugh Rose, 14th of Kilravock (d. 1687), and (2) Alexander Kinnaird of Culbin, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Anne Forbes (d. unm.)

died

20 Apr 1672

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lieut Gen in the army of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden until 1635; led a force against the Catholic rebels in Connaught 1642; imprisoned in England 1646-48 and returned to Sweden in 1651; he died in Stockholm in great poverty

 

William [Forbes], 12th Lord Forbes

born

mar. (1)

1648 Jean Campbell (d. 10 Dec 1666), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Campbell of Cawdor, by his wife Elizabeth Urquhart, dau. of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty

children by first wife

1. Hon William Forbes, later 13th Lord Forbes

2. Hon Arthur Forbes of Auchintoul and Breda, mar. Elizabeth Forbes of Echt, and had issue

3. Hon Archibald Forbes of Putachie (bur. 29 Nov 1723 in Drum's Aisle, St Nicholas, Aberdeen), mar. Margaret Forbes of Leslie (d. 18 May 1752), and had issue

1. Hon Margaret Forbes (dspm. 13 Apr 1677), mar. (1) c. 1668 as his fourth wife Alexander [Sutherland], 1st Lord Duffus, and (2) 23 Feb 1676 as his first wife Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun, 3rd Bt., and had issue by her second husband

2. Hon Elizabeth Forbes, mar. John Leith of Whitehaugh

mar. (2)

aft. 26 Mar 1668 Lady Anna Erskine (dsp. bef. Dec 1682), sister of Alexander [Erskine], 3rd Earl of Kellie, and 3rd dau. of Hon Alexander Erskine, styled Viscount of Fentoun (by his wife Lady Anne Seton, 1st dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Thomas [Erskine], 1st Earl of Kellie

mar. (3)

aft. 11 Dec 1682 Barbara Forbes (widow of ..... Forbes of Echt; dsp.), dau. of ..... Forbes of Asloune

died

1697

suc.by

son by first wife

note

Col of Foot in the Scottish force raised for the rescue of King Charles I 1648

 

William [Forbes], 13th Lord Forbes, PC

born

c. 1656

mar.

1680 Anne Brodie, dau. of James Brodie of Brodie

children

1. Hon William Forbes, later 14th Lord Forbes

2. Hon James Forbes, later 16th Lord Forbes

3. Hon Archibald Forbes (b. 3 Nov 1697)

1. Hon Mary Forbes, mar. James Ogilvy of Balbegno, advocate (d. Aug 1743)

bur.

25 Jul 1716 in St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex

suc. by

son

note

Lt Col, Horse Guards; Col, 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards 1702-04; Privy Councillor to King William III and to Queen Anne, being a supporter of the "Glorious Revolution" 1689 and the Union of England and Scotland 1707; Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire 1715-16 to suppress the Jacobite Rising

 

William [Forbes], 14th Lord Forbes

born

mar.

aft. 3 Sep 1720 Dorothy Dale (d. 29 Oct 1777), dau. of William Dale, of Covent Garden, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon Francis Forbes, later 15th Lord Forbes

1. Hon Anne Forbes (bapt. 10 Jun 1724; dvp. shortly afterwards)

2. Hon Mary Forbes (bapt. 3 Nov 1725; bur. 9 Nov 1734 at Chelsea)

3. Hon Jean Forbes (d. 28 Jul 1774), mar. 22 Apr 1748 Col James Dundas of Dundas MP, and had issue

4. Hon Elizabeth Forbes (b. 5 Jan 1730; d. 3 Oct 1761), mar. 1752 Prof John Gregory MD, and had issue

died

26 Jun 1730 (bur. in Holyrood)

suc. by

son

note

he lost all his fortune in the South Sea scheme and other speculative ventures of 1720

 

Francis [Forbes], 15th Lord Forbes

born

19 Dec 1721

died

5 Aug 1734

suc. by

uncle

 

James [Forbes], 16th Lord Forbes

born

1689

mar. (1)

bef. 1715 Hon Mary Forbes (widow of John Forbes, Yr. of Monymusk), only dau. of Alexander [Forbes], 3rd Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, by his wife Lady Sophia Erskine, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Erskine], 21st and de jure 4th Earl of Mar

children by first wife

1. Hon James Forbes, later 17th Lord Forbes

1. Hon Sophia Forbes (b. c. 1715; d. 13 Mar 1790), mar. Charles Cumine of Kininmont, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Forbes (d. 21 Jun 1793), mar. James Gordon of Cobairdy, and had issue

3. Hon Anne Forbes (b. c. 1723; d. 30 Oct 1750), mar. 20 Nov 1746 Thomas Erskine of Pittodrie, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Aug 1741 Elizabeth Gordon (dsp. 12 Jun 1792), dau. of Sir James Gordon of Park, 3rd Bt., by his second wife Hon Margaret Elphinstone, 2nd dau. of John [Elphinstone], 8th Lord Elphinstone

died

20 Feb 1761 (bur. at Keig)

suc. by

son by first wife

 

James [Forbes], 17th Lord Forbes

born

c. 1725

mar.

Jan 1760 Catherine Innes (d. 16 Apr 1805), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Innes of Balveny, 6th Bt., by his wife Margery Winram, dau. of Col ..... Winram

children

1. Hon James Ochoncar Forbes, later 18th Lord Forbes

2. Capt Hon Robert Alaster Cam Forbes RN, commander of the frigate HMS Dryad (d. off the coast of Norway 7 Oct 1795)

3. Capt Hon Andrew Forbes, Chief Registrar of the Isle of Man (d. at Douglas, Isle of Man 12 Jun 1808)

4. Lieut Hon William Forbes RN (d. at Lisbon 1 Feb 1792)

1. Hon Margery Forbes (b. c. 1762; dsps. 4 Oct 1842), mar. (1) 4 Jun 1786 Maj Gen Hon John Mackenzie, styled Lord Macleod, taken prisoner with his father in the 1745 Rising and sentenced to death 20 Dec 1746 but received a full pardon 1748, entered the service of the King of Sweden 1749 and created Count Cromartie, returned to England and became Col, 73rd Regiment of Foot 1777, served in the East Indies 1779, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Ross-shire1780-84, Maj General 1782, family estates restored to him by Act of Parliament 1784 (b. 1727; dsp. 2 Apr 1789), 1st son and heir of George [Mackenzie], 3rd Earl of Cromartie, by his wife Isabella Gordon, 1st dau. of Sir William Gordon of Dalpholly, 1st Bt., and (2) 11 Mar 1794 John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl, and had issue by her second husband

2. Hon Mary Elizabeth Forbes (d. 2 Nov 1803), mar. 9 Jul 1785 Sir John Hay of Smithfield, 5th Bt., and had issue

died

29 Jul 1804

suc. by

son

note

Capt, 26th Foot 1746; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1754-55; Deputy Governor of Fort William 1764-1804

 

James Ochoncar [Forbes], 18th Lord Forbes

born

7 Mar 1765

mar.

2 Jun 1792 Elizabeth Hunter (b. 9 May 1775; d. 1 Oct 1830), 1st dau. of Walter Hunter of Polmood and Crailing, by his wife Lady Caroline Mackenzie, 4th dau. and cohrss. of George [Mackenzie], 3rd Earl of Cromartie

children

1. Lt Col Hon James Forbes, Master of Forbes, fought at Bayonne and Waterloo (b. 9 Apr 1796; dvp. 25 Feb 1835)

2. Hon Walter Forbes, later 19th Lord Forbes

3. Hon Frederick Forbes (b. 5 Apr 1803; dvp. 23 Apr 1826)

4. Hon William Forbes (b. 16 Jun 1804; dvp. 10 Mar 1805)

5. Lieut Hon John Forbes (b. 28 Dec 1806; dvp. 5 Nov 1835)

6. Hon Robert Forbes, HEICS Civil Service in Bengal (b. 1 Jun 1808; d. 2 Jun 1883), mar. 26 Mar 1828 Frances Dorothy Hodges (d. 3 Jun 1895), 2nd dau. of Thomas Law Hodges MP, of Hemel Hempstead, co. Hertford, and had issue

1. Hon Caroline Elizabeth Forbes (b. 23 Oct 1793; d. 14 Apr 1865), mar. 16 Nov 1818 George Fairholme, of Greenknowe, co. Berwick (d. 19 Nov 1846), and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Forbes (b. 23 Mar 1800; dvp. 29 Aug 1808)

3. Hon Charlotte Elizabeth Forbes (b. 28 May 1801; d. 5 Nov 1883), mar. 15 Sep 1825 Sir John Forbes of Craigievar, 6th Bt., and had issue

4. Hon Mary Stuart Forbes (b. 23 Aug 1810; d. 2 Feb 1897), mar. 28 Aug 1839 Charles Benjamin Lee-Mainwaring, of The Abbey, Knaresborough (d. 10 Jan 1874), and had issue

5. Hon Elizabeth Jane Forbes (b. 16 Jun 1813; d. in Austria 20 Dec 1891)

6. Hon Isabella Drummond Forbes (b. 25 Jun 1816; d. 9 Jan 1897), mar. 28 Aug 1839 Baron Ernest de Poeinitz, and had issue

died

4 May 1843

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Coldstream Guards 1781-1807, serving in Flanders and at the Helder; Maj Gen, 1802; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Tory) 1806-43; Col, 3rd Garrison Battalion 1807-09; Lieut Gen, 1808; Col, 94th Regiment of Foot 1809; Col, 54th Regiment of Foot 1809-16; Col, 21st Regiment of Foot 1816-43; General, 1819; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1825-30

 

Walter [Forbes], 19th Lord Forbes

born

29 May 1798

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1825 Horatia Shaw (b. 19 May 1799; d. 24 Dec 1862), 7th dau. of Sir John Gregory Shaw, 5th Bt., of Eltham, co. Kent, by his wife Hon Theodosia Margaret Monson, 3rd dau. of John [Monson], 2nd Baron Monson

children by first wife

1. Walter Frederick Forbes (b. 19 Aug 1826; dvp. 6 Jan 1828)

2. Hon Jonathan Barrington Forbes, Master of Forbes (b. 4 Jan 1828; dvp. 24 Dec 1846)

3. Hon Horace Courtenay Gammell Forbes, later 20th Lord Forbes

4. Hon Charles Murray Hay Forbes of Brux (b. 13 Mar 1830; dsp. 17 May 1874), mar. 17 Jul 1860 Caroline Louisa Elizabeth Churchill (dsp. 30 Mar 1901), 3rd dau. of Lt Col Hon George Augustus Spencer (by his wife Charlotte Munro, only dau. of Maj Gen John Munro, of Teaninich, Alness, co. Ross), 2nd son of Francis Almeric [Spencer], 1st Baron Churchill

5. Hon James Hunter Forbes of Brux (b. 10 Feb 1833; d. 28 Dec 1881)

6. Hon Robert Shaw Brook Forbes (b. 14 May 1834; dvp. at Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Sep 1862)

7. Hon Atholl Monson Forbes, later 21st Lord Forbes

1. Hon Emily Forbes (b. 1 Mar 1832; d. 30 Jan 1873)

mar. (2)

4 Apr 1864 Louisa Ormond (d. 26 Jan 1921; bur. at Castle Forbes), 2nd dau. of James Ormond, of Abingdon, co. Berkshire

children by second wife

8. Capt Hon Walter Robert Drummond Forbes (b. 14 May 1865; d. 25 Mar 1929), mar. 13 Feb 1888 Eveline Louisa Michell Farwell (d. 18 Apr 1924), only dau. of Frederick Cooper Farwell, of The Lowlands, Tattenhall, co. Stafford, and had issue

9. Hon Montagu Ormond Forbes (b. 5 May 1866; d. 9 Oct 1938), mar. 21 Apr 1894 Helen Campbell (d. 12 Jan 1937), 1st dau. of William Henry Campbell, of 30 Lancaster Gate, London, and had issue

died

1 May 1868

suc. by

son by first wife

note

joined the Navy but later transferred to the Coldstream Guards; fought at the Battle of Waterloo 1815, being said to be the youngest officer there

 

Horace Courtenay Gammell [Forbes], 20th Lord Forbes

born

24 Feb 1829

died

23 Jun 1914

suc. by

brother

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland (Conservative) 1874-1906

 

Atholl Monson [Forbes], 21st Lord Forbes

born

15 Feb 1841

mar.

19 Sep 1876 Margaret Alice Dick-Cunyngham (d. 6 Feb 1943), dau. of Sir William Hammer Dick-Cunyngham, 8th Bt., by his wife Susan Alston-Stewart, 3rd dau. of James Alston-Stewart

children

1. Hon Atholl Laurence Cunyngham Forbes, later 22nd Lord Forbes

2. Ivan Courtenay Forbes (b. 11 Dec 1883; dvp. 21 Jun 1907)

1. Hon Marjory Winifred Forbes (b. 18 Oct 1879; d. 14 Sep 1945), mar. 24 Jun 1913 Capt Hugh Edward Walker (b. 22 Aug 1865; d. 26 Sep 1935), 2nd but first surv. son and heir of Frederick James Walker MVO (by his wife Grace Charlotte Champney, dau. and cohrss. of George Champney, of Middlesthorpe Manor, co. York), 1st son of Sir James Walker, 1st Bt., by his second wife Maria Thompson, 2nd dau. of Rev Robert Stephen Thompson, of Bilbrough, co. York, and had issue

died

31 Jan 1916

suc. by

son

 

Atholl Laurence Cunyngham [Forbes], 22nd Lord Forbes

born

14 Sep 1882

mar.

13 Oct 1914 Lady Mabel Anson (b. 18 Jul 1882; d. 21 Mar 1972), 2nd dau. of Thomas Francis [Anson], 3rd Earl of Lichfield, by his wife and cousin Lady Mildred Coke, 7th dau. by his first wife of Thomas William [Coke], 2nd Earl of Leicester

children

1. Hon Nigel Ivan Forbes, later 23rd Lord Forbes

2. Hon Malcolm Atholl Forbes (b. 9 Dec 1928; dvp. 6 Mar 1929)

died

26 Nov 1953

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt, Grenadier Guards; a Representative Peer for Scotland

 

Nigel Ivan [Forbes], 23rd Lord Forbes, KBE DL

born

19 Feb 1918

mar.

23 May 1942 Hon Rosemary Katharine Hamilton-Russell (b. 1 Apr 1921), only dau. of Gustavus William [Hamilton-Russell], 9th Viscount Boyne, by his wife Lady Margaret Selina Lascelles, only dau. of Henry Ulick [Lascelles], 5th Earl of Harewood

children

1. Hon Malcolm Nigel Forbes, Master of Forbes (b. 6 May 1946), mar. (1) 30 Jan 1969 (div. 1982) Carole Jennifer Andrée Whitehead, dau. of Norman Stanley Whitehead, of Aberdeen, and had issue:

1a. Neil Malcolm Ross Forbes (b. 10 Mar 1970), mar. 2009 Maria Elfgyva Martell, dau. of Andrew Martell, of Shotley Hall, co. Durham, and has issue:

1b. Geordie Malcolm Andrew Forbes (b. 28 Nov 2010)

1a. Joanne Carole Forbes (b. 23 Apr 1972)

The Master of Forbes mar. (2) 15 Feb 1988 Jennifer Mary Gribbon (former wife of ..... Gribbon), dau. of Ian Peter Whittington, of Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent

2. Capt Hon Jonathan Andrew Forbes, of East Cevidley, Alford, co. Aberdeen (b. 20 Aug 1947), mar. 1981 Hon Nicola Frances Hawke, 1st dau. of Julian Stanhope Theodore [Hawke], 10th Baron Hawke, by his second wife Georgette Margaret Davidson, only dau. of George Spence Davidson, of Belgravia, London, and has issue

1. Hon Gillian Rosemary Forbes (b. 3 Apr 1949), mar. 26 Mar 1969 Alexander Neil Foster, of Church Farm House, Blakesley, co. Northampton, and has issue

died

5 Mar 2013

suc. by

son

 

Malcolm Nigel [Forbes], 24th Lord Forbes

born

6 May 1946

mar. (1)

30 Jan 1969 (div. 1982) Carole Jennifer Andrée Whitehead, dau. of Norman Stanley Whitehead, of Aberdeen

children by first wife

1. Hon Neil Malcolm Ross Forbes (b. 10 Mar 1970), mar. 2009 Maria Elfgyva Martell, dau. of Andrew Martell, of Shotley Hall, co. Durham, and has issue:

1a. Geordie Malcolm Andrew Forbes (b. 28 Nov 2010)

1. Hon Joanne Carole Forbes (b. 23 Apr 1972)

mar.(2)

15 Feb 1988 Jennifer Mary Gribbon (former wife of ..... Gribbon), dau. of Ian Peter Whittington, of Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent

 

 Last updated 22 May 2013

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Titles:

24th Lord Forbes

(Scotland, let. pat. 12 Jul 1442)

Premier Lord of Scotland

Chief of the Name and Arms of Forbes

 

Address:

Castle Forbes, Keig, Aberdeenshire

Balforbes, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8DR

Tel:  01975 562516   Fax:  01975 562898

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