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54 The Forbes Clan and Donside
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54 The Forbes Clan and Donside

The Forbes Family is a significant presence in the history of Donside and the family seat of Castle New was located at the base of Ben Newe.

From Clan Forbes

"The Forbes Family and following, ranked early among the strongest on the north-eastern coast of Scotland; and no one can reasonably doubt but that the ancient Pictish Gael of the region in question constituted a large proportion (if not of the Forbeses, at least) of the followers of the house".

The traditions regarding the origin of the surname of Forbes are various; and some of them very fanciful. The principal of these, referred to by Sir Samuel Forbes in his "View of the diocese of Aberdeen" (MS, quoted by the Statistical Account of Scotland, art. Tullynessle and Forbes), states that this name was first assumed by one Ochonchar, from Ireland, who having slain a ferocious bear in that district, took the name of Forbear, now spelled and pronounced Forbes, in two syllables; although the English, in pronunciation, make it only one. In consequence of this feat the Forbeses carry in their arms three bears' heads. A variation of this story says that the actor in this daring exploit was desirous of exhibiting his courage to the young and beautiful heiress of the adjacent castle, whose name being Bess, he, on receiving her hand as his reward, assumed it to commemorate his having killed the bear for "Bess". Another tradition states that the name of the founder of the family was originally Bois, a follower of an early Scottish king, and that on granting him certain lands for some extraordinary service, his majesty observed that they were "for Boice". The surname, however, is territorial, and said to be Celtic, from the Gaelic word Ferbash or Ferbasach, a bold man.

From Homecoming Ancestral Trails

Said to be descendants of Ochonochar, the family’s first recorded member was John Forbes in the time of King William the Lion (1165-1214). A later John Forbes, (whose grandfather fell defending Urquhart Castle against the English in 1303, and whose father fell fighting the English at Dupplin in 1332) had four sons from whom sprang the Forbeses of Pitsligo, Culloden, Waterton and Foveran, and the House of Newe in Strathdon. In the reign of James I (1406-37) John’s descendant, Alexander, became the 1st Lord Forbes.
Sir Alexander de Forbes played an important role during the Wars of Independence. When Edward I invaded Scotland in 1296, one of the castles seized by him was Urquhart. After being reclaimed by the Scots, it was attacked again in 1303 by the English who seized it despite a strong defence by Sir Alexander de Forbes, who was killed in the aftermath. In the 16th century, a tragedy, recalled in the traditional ballad of Edom o’ Gordon befell the Forbeses of Corgarff. In 1571, during a bitter feud between the Forbeses and the Gordons, Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, kinsman of the 4th Earl of The laird was away and his wife, Margaret Forbes, refused Gordon’s men entry. In retaliation, they burned the castle killing all 24 occupants including Margaret, her family and their servants. A Forbes immortalised for more positive reasons was the educated and well-travelled William Forbes – ‘Willie the Merchant’ or ‘Danzig Willie’ – who made his money trading with the Baltic, Scandinavia and the Low Countries. In the early 17th century, he invested in lands in Aberdeenshire and bought the unfinished Craigievar Castle from the Mortimers, who had run out of money. Forbes dedicated himself to its completion, employing the best architects and masons. Unfortunately he died only a year after the project was finished but today Craigievar, which is largely unaltered, stands as a monument to his vision.
Another famous family member was Duncan Forbes of Culloden. As President of the Court of Session, he opposed the cause of The Old Pretender, James Francis Edward Stuart in 1745, but used his position to counter reprisals against the Highlanders.
Through the centuries, many different branches or cadets of the Forbes family developed: the Forbeses of Pitsligo, Newe Boyndlie, Callendar, Castleton, Rothiemay, Culquohonny, Culloden, Tolquhon, Waterton, Thainston, Pitnacalder, Foveran, Brux, Ledmacoy, Belnabodach, Kildrummy, Towie, Invernan, Corsindae, Balfluig, Monymusk, Leslie, Corse, Craigievar and Echt.
The current chief of the clan, Malcolm, Lord Forbes lives in Aberdeenshire, at Castle Forbes

The family of Forbes of Newe and Edinglassie, which also possess a baronetcy, is descended from William Forbes of Daach and Newe, younger son of Sir John Forbes, knight, who obtained a charter of the barony of Pitsligo and Kinnaldie, 10th October 1476, and whose elder son, Sir John Forbes, was the progenitor of Alexander Forbes, created Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, 24th June 1633, a title attainted in the person of Alexander, fourth lord, for his participation in the rebellion of 1745. John Forbes of Bellabeg, the direct descendant of the said William of Daach, as born at Bellabeg in September 1743. In early life he went to Bombay, and engaging in mercantile pursuits, became one of the most extensive and distinguished merchants in India. Having realised a large fortune he repurchased Newe, the estate of his ancestors, besides other lands in Strathdon, and the whole of his rental was laid out in improvements. He died 20th June 1821, and was succeeded by his nephew, Sir Charles Forbes, eldest son of the Rev. George Forbes of Lochell, by his wife, Katherine, only daughter of Gordon Stewart of Inverurie. He was created a baronet, 4th November 1823. He sat in parliament for upwards of twenty years. In 1833 he was served nearest male heir in general to Alexander, third Lord Pitsligo, by a jury at Aberdeen, and the same year he obtained the authority of the Lord Lyon to use the Pitsligo arms and supporters. He died 20th November 1849, and was succeeded by his grandson, Sir Charles, second baronet, born 15th July 1832, the title devolved on his uncle, Sir Charles Forbes, third baronet, born at Bombay 21st September 1803, and educated at Harrow school.

Where is Daach
There is confusion in the records as Davach, davoch, daugh or daach were units of measure and there are a number of names with daugh attached e.g. Meikle and Little Daugh, Cairnie, and Davoch, Logie-Coldstone.

Between 1661-70, Gordon of Straloch wrote that in Aberdeenshire the districts (regiones) of country were divided into pagi or " daachs," which contained as much land as could be broken up by our ploughs in one year, but that then, owing to more land having been cleared of wood, the arable land in a " daach " was more than doubled.

However the best location of Daach is in Logie coldstone according to the following report
“Davoch (Logie-Coldstone). 1696, The Daach, Poll Book ; 1600, Dawachmenach, R.M.S., 1050 ; 1429, Dauchemanache, R.M.S., 127. Dabhacli meadlionach^ " middle dauch." There are still the Wester Middle, and Easter Daughs in the Coldstone division of the parish.”


The Forbes Family tree 1423 - 2010

Part 1 Up to 6th Baronet Direct line

Sir William Forbes of Kinaldie. Married Agnes Fraser, daughter of Sir William Fraser 2nd of Philorth, on 24 July 1423. He died in 1445,
Next younger brother of 1st Lord Forbes (qv).
Child of Sir William Forbes and Agnes Fraser
1. Alexander Forbes d. 1477


Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo was the son of Sir William Forbes and Agnes Fraser.
He died in 1477.
Child of Alexander Forbes
1. William Forbes d. 1470


William Forbes of Pitsligo was the son of Alexander Forbes. He died in 1470, in the lifetime of the father
Child of William Forbes
1. Alexander Forbes d. c 1496


Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo and Kinaldie was the son of William Forbes.
He died circa 1496.
Children of Alexander Forbes
1.John Forbes d. 1556
2. William Forbes of Daach d. 1500


William Forbes of Daach was the son of Alexander Forbes.
He married Elizabeth Forbes, daughter of John Forbes of Brux.
Called ‘The White Laird’ from his fair complexion
He died in 1500.
Children of William Forbes of Daach and Elizabeth Forbes
1. Alexander Forbes d. 1561
2.John Forbes


Alexander Forbes 1st of Newe was the son of William Forbes of Daach and Elizabeth Forbes.
He married Jean Lumsden, daughter of Robert Lumsden of Cushnie.
He died in 1561 at Auchtercoull, with two sons, three daughters
Children of Alexander Forbes and Jean Lumsden
1. William Forbes d. 1571
2.Patrick Forbes
3. Isabel, married to Robert Coutts of Auchtercoull and had issue
married second to James Farquharson
married third to Robert Middleton
4. Margaret, married to William Skene of Auchtererne
married second to Arthur Skene
5. 3rd Daughter, married to Robert Ross of Birsemore


William Forbes of Newe was the son of Alexander Forbes and Jean Lumsden.
He married Margaret Gordon, daughter of John Gordon of Botarie.
William Forbes had charter of Newe from Robert Lord Elphinstone dated at Elphinstone 10th May 1560, and had sasine of the lands and mill 14th July 1560
He died in 1571 and is interred in the Chrich in Strathdon, with three sons, five daughters:
Children of William Forbes and Margaret Gordon
1. John Forbes d. 28 Jan 1616
2.Alexander Forbes of Invernochty
3. James of Easter Migvie


John Forbes of Newe was the son of William Forbes and Margaret Gordon.
He married Isobel Leys, daughter of – Burnett of Leys.
He died on 28 January 1616 in Aberdeen.
Built the first house at Newe in 1604
Styled ‘Bluebonnet
Children of John Forbes and Isobel Leys
1. Alexander Forbes d. 14 Nov 1654
2. Arthur of Culquhanny
3.John Forbes “Blind John”
4. Marjory married to William Leith of Newlands, to whom she had a daughter Isobel, who on 22nd Nov 1645, obtained a by a jury in Aberdeen a certificate of her descent


Alexander Forbes of Newe was the son of John Forbes and Isobel Leys.
He married Janet Lude, daughter of – Roberts of Lude in Atholl.
He died on 14 November 1654, with two sons, three daughters
Children of Alexander Forbes and Janet Lude
1. William Forbes d. 10 Jan 1698
2.John Forbes of Newlands. He probably married his cousin and by her acquired the property of Newlands
3. Isobel, married to William Forbes of Skellater 11th July 1675
4. ? married to Gordon of Blellack
5. ? married to Donald Cattanach of Tolquhill


William Forbes of Newe is the son of Alexander Forbes and Janet Lude.2 He married Helen Forbes, daughter of Atrhur Forbes of Culquhonny.
He died on 10 January 1698, with four sons, four daughters
Children of William Forbes and Helen Forbes
1. William Forbes b. 1657, d. 22 Jul 1699 (See part 3 about Sale of Newe)
2. Patrick Forbes, merchant in Aberdeen, and had one son who died without succession
3. George Forbes baptised . 10 Jan 1668, d. Jun 1745
married Isobel Forbes, daughter of the deceased William Forbes of Asloun.
4. John Forbes of Desktrie, married 22nd August 1699, to Margaret Farquharson of Belenach

5. Isobel, married 7th July 1675 to George Forbes of Skellater
6. Marjorie, married 24th December 1693 to Frances Couper in Cemcile
7. Helen, married 6th December 1687, Adam Panton, in the parish of Belhelvie and had issue
8. Agnes, baptised 16th September 1674, married 19th August 1697 to William Forbes of Belnabodach

George Forbes of Bellabeg. Was born on 10 January 1668.
He is the son of William Forbes and Helen Forbes.
He married Isabel Meldrum, daughter of William Meldrum of Hatton.
Married 2nd Isabel, daughter of William Forbes of Asloun.
He died in June 1745 at age 77.was buried at Strathdon as can be seen by a Stone in the south wall of the church bearing this inscription
Here lyes William Forbes of New
who departed this life the 10th of January 1638
Remember man as thou goes by
As thou art now so once was I
As I am now so must thou be
Remember man that thou must die

Child of George Forbes and Isabel Hatton
1.John Forbes b. 1707


John Forbes of Bellabeg was born in 1707.
He was the son of George Forbes and Isabel Hatton.
He married Christian Shepherd daughter of Rev John Shepherd, minister of Logie Coldstone in the Presbytery of Kincardine O’ Neil and Synod of Aberdeen
Child of John Forbes and Christian Shepherd
1. Reverend George Forbes b. 24 Jun 1738
2. John “Bombay Jock” Born in Bellabeg September 6th 1743
He died 20th June 1821, Did not marry
Son of the Rev. George Forbes of Lochell,embarked for Bombay and entered into commerce and by economy and a bequeath soon realized a princely fortune Returning to the healthful braes of Caledonia purchased the lands of Skellater New Edinglassie &c where once more the lands returned to the Pitsligo line who have done great things to promote industry in the country by agricultural improvements plantations and other operations and opened a communication between the higher and lower districts which bids fair for commerce and civilization in all its branches
and was succeeded by his nephew, Sir Charles Forbes, (see below)


Reverend George Forbes of Lochell was born on 24 June 1738.
He was the son of John Forbes and Christian Shepherd.
He married Katherine Stewart, daughter of Gordon Stewart of Drumin, on 28 November 1767.
He was, with other issue, including a younger son
Died on 30 August 1799
Child of Reverend George Forbes and Katherine Stewart
1. Sir Charles Forbes b. 3 Apr 1773, d. 20 Nov 1849



Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet (1773-1849)
Sir Charles Forbes was born on 3 April 1773.
He was the son of Reverend George Forbes and Katherine Stewart.
He married Elizabeth Cotgrave daughter of Major John Cotgrave on 28 February 1800.
He died on 20 November 1849 at age 76, with other issue:
Sir Charles Forbes was Major in the Honourable East India Company Service Bombay merchant. He was also known as 1st Baronet (UK) [U.K. Life Peer].On 4 November 1823 so created. He lived Newe
In 1833 declared heir male to 3rd Lord Pitsligo and allowed the Pitsligo arms and supporters by the Lyon Office.
Children of Sir Charles Forbes and Elizabeth Cotgrave
1.John Forbes was born on 15 December 1801.
He was the son of Sir Charles
Forbes and Elizabeth Cotgrave.2 He married Mary Jane Hunter, daughter of Henry Lannoy Hunter, on 10 December 1828.1 He died on 20 December 1840 at age 39, in the lifetime of the father, with five daughters:
John Forbes was Member of Parliament (M.P.)
Child of John Forbes and Mary Jane Hunter
2. Sir Charles Forbes of Newe 3rd Baronet (1803-1877)
3.George Forbes b. 13 Sep 1805, d. 22 Jan 1863



John Forbes
b. 15 December 1801,
d. 20 December 1840
John Forbes was born on 15 December 1801.1 He was the son of Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 1st Bt. and Elizabeth Cotgrave.2
He married Mary Jane Hunter, daughter of Henry Lannoy Hunter, on 10 December 1828.1
He died on 20 December 1840 at age 39.1
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.).1
Children of John Forbes and Mary Jane Hunter
1.unknown daughter Forbes1
2.unknown daughter Forbes1
3.unknown daughter Forbes1
4.unknown daughter Forbes1
5.unknown daughter Forbes1
6.Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 2nd Bt. b. 15 Jul 1832, d. 23 May 1852

Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 2nd Bt.
b. 15 July 1832,
d. 23 May 1852
Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 2nd Bt. was born on 15 July 1832.1
He was the son of John Forbes and Mary Jane Hunter.2
He died on 23 May 1852 at age 19, unmarried.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Forbes, of Newe [U.K., 1823] on 20 November 1849.


Sir Charles Forbes, 3rd Baronet (1803-1877)
Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt. was born on 21 September 1803.
He is the son of Sir Charles Forbes and Elizabeth Cotgrave.
He married Caroline Battye, daughter of George Battye, on 21 August 1830.
He died on 2 November 1877 at age 74.
Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt. was Captain 17th Lancers.
He gained the title of 3rd Baronet Forbes.
Children of Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt. and Caroline Battye
1.Caroline Louisa Forbes d. 11 Dec 1872
2. Sir Charles John Forbes of Newe, 4th Bt. b. 24 Mar 1843, d. 24 Jul 1884
3.George Stewart Forbes b. 26 Oct 1844, d. 8 Jul 1894
George Stewart Forbes was born on 26 October 1844.
He was the son of Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt. and Caroline Battye. He married Henrietta Maria Ward, daughter of Hon. Humble Dudley Ward and Eleanor Louisa Hawkes, on 14 June 1869.
He died on 8 July 1894 at age 49. NB.He lived Asloun.
Children of George Stewart Forbes and Henrietta Maria Ward
1.Ida Agnes Eleanor Forbes d. 21 Dec 1946
2. Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes b.6 Feb 1872, d.29 Sep 1957
Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes was born on 6 February 1872.1 He was the son of George Stewart Forbes and Henrietta Maria Ward. He married Angela Selina Bianca St. Clair-Erskine, daughter of Robert Francis St. Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn and Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy, on 27 April 1896.1 He and Angela Selina Bianca St. Clair-Erskine were divorced in 1906. He married Feridah Frances Taylor, daughter of Hugh Lewis Taylor and Caroline Hay Ritchie, on 8 December 1910.1 He died on 29 September 1957 at age 85.
Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes was Honour Lieutenant-Colonel 9th Lancers, Boer War as Cmdt 2nd Battalion Imp Yeomanry and WW I Res Regiment of Lancers. Aberdeenshire.
Children of Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes and Angela Selina Bianca St. Clair-Erskine
1.Marigold Forbes b. 26 Aug 1897, d. 1975
2.Flavia Forbes b. 18 Dec 1902, d. 13 Oct 1959
Children of Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes and Feridah Frances Taylor
1.George Stewart Forbes b. 3 Sep 1911, d. 13 Nov 1969
2.Mevagh Forbes b. 23 Apr 1914, d. Jul 2000
3. Major Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Bt. b. 15 Feb 1916
4.Commander Ian Dudley Stewart Forbes b. 10 Sep 1919, d. 1992
5.Juanita Ann Stewart Forbes b. 25 Jan 1929


Sir Charles John Forbes, 4th Baronet (1843-1884)
Sir Charles John Forbes of Newe, 4th Bt. was born on 24 March 1843.3 He was the son of Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt. and Caroline Battye.
He married Helen Moncreiffe, daughter of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt. and Lady Louisa Hay-Drummond, on 5 April 1864.
He died on 24 July 1884 at age 41
Sir Charles John Forbes of Newe, 4th Bt. was member Royal County Archers. He was Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) Aberdeenshire. He gained the title of 4th Baronet Forbes.
Children of Sir Charles John Forbes of Newe, 4th Bt. and Helen Moncreiffe
1.Mabel Susan Forbes d. 14 Feb 1919
2.Helen Blanche Forbes d. 7 Jun 1934
3.Helen Blanche Forbes d. 7 Jun 1934
4.Evelyn Elizabeth Forbes d. 13 May 1929
5. Sir Charles Stewart Forbes of Newe, 5th Bt. b. 19 Jan 1867, d. 12 Dec 1927


Sir Charles Stewart Forbes, 5th Baronet (1867-1927)
Sir Charles Stewart Forbes of Newe, 5th Bt. was born on 19 January 1867. He was the son of Sir Charles John Forbes of Newe, 4th Bt. and Helen Moncreiffe.2 He married Emma Theodora Maxwell, daughter of Robert Maxwell, on 2 July 1888. He died on 12 December 1927 at age 60.
Sir Charles Stewart Forbes of Newe, 5th Bt. was Captain 4th Vol Battalion Gordon Highlanders. He was also known as 5th Baronet [U.K. Life Peer].
Children of Sir Charles Stewart Forbes of Newe, 5th Bt. and Emma Theodora Maxwell
1.Theodora Cecille Forbes b. 21 Jan 1889
2.Evelyn Marjorie Forbes b. 12 Nov 1892, d. 9 Apr 1953
3.Dorothy Helene Mabel Forbes b. 23 Feb 1895
4.Katherine Manuela Bettine Forbes b. 10 Apr 1897, d. 1 Apr 1962
5.Bridget Roberta Forbes b. 10 Nov 1899, d. 20 Aug 1924
6. Sir John Stewart Forbes of Newe, 6th Bt. b. 8 Jan 1901, d. 1984
7.Katharine Stewart Forbes b. 5 Apr 1903, d. 5 Mar 1995
8.Mary Veronica Forbes b. 4 Sep 1904
9.Charles Harry Grenfell Forbes b. 18 Mar 1906, d. 13 Jun 1913


Sir John Stewart Forbes, 6th Baronet (1901-1984)
Sir John Stewart Forbes of Newe, 6th Bt. was born on 8 January 1901. He was the son of Sir Charles Stewart Forbes of Newe, 5th Bt. and Emma Theodora Maxwell.2 He married Agnes Jessie Wilson-Farquharson, daughter of Lt.-Col. David Lorraine Wilson-Farquharson, on 10 October 1933. He died in 1984.
Sir John Stewart Forbes of Newe, 6th Bt. was Colonel RE, WW II (despatches twice), Honour Colonel 51st (H) Divl –67 Engrs 1960.1 He was educated Wellington and RMA Woolwich.1 He was also known as 6th Baronet [U.K. Life Peer]. He was Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1940.1 He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.) (Aberdeenshire ) in 1954.1 He was Vice-Lieutenant of Hampshire Aberdeenshire (DL 1953) in 1973.
Children of Sir John Stewart Forbes of Newe, 6th Bt. and Agnes Jessie Wilson-Farquharson
1.(Bridget Rosemary) Zilla Forbes b. 17 May 1935
2.Elspeth Ann Forbes b. 10 Mar 1937
3.Veronica Jean Forbes b. 12 Sep 1938
4.(Margaret) Xanthe Patricia Forbes b. 25 Mar 1940
5.Alison Stewart Forbes b. 15 Sep 1946



Part 2 - 7th Baronet descended from 5th Baronet

Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes, 7th Baronet (1916-2007)
Major Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Bt. was born on 15 February 1916. He is the son of Lt.-Col. James Stewart Forbes and Feridah Frances Taylor.
He married Jacynthe Elizabeth Mary Underwood, daughter of Eric Gordon Underwood, on 2 June 1945. He and Jacynthe Elizabeth Mary Underwood were divorced
Major Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Bt. was General Sec Church Lads' –73, member Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade Inc Society 1978–92, Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade Assoc: Pres 1974–2000, V-Pres 2000– Bde 1964.3 He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England. He was educated Eton, Lawrenceville USA and SOAS London. He was served Welsh Guards France, Germany, Turkey , Major (POW, captured Dunkirk) in 1939. He was Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) in 1945. He was Military Cross (M.C.) in 1945.
In 1981 married 2nd Mary Christine, MBE, daughter of Ernest William Rigby, and by his 1st wife has. He was Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.) in 1984. In 1984 succeeded kinsman. He lived in 2003 at Newe, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire AB36 8TY,
Children of Major Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Bt. and Jacynthe Elizabeth Mary Underwood
1.Caroline Serena Forbes b. 21 Jul 1947
2.Jane Henrietta Mary Forbes b. 8 Apr 1950
3. James Thomas Stewart Forbes of Newe, younger b. 28 May 1957
4.Christian Clare Forbes b. 17 Nov 1961


Sir James Thomas Stewart Forbes, 8th Baronet (1957 - )
James Thomas Stewart Forbes of Newe, younger was born on 28 May 1957.
He is the son of Major Sir Hamish Stewart Forbes of Newe, 7th Bt. and Jacynthe Elizabeth Mary Underwood.
He married Kerry Toms, daughter of Reverend Lee Toms, in 1986.
Proprietor Spats Catering, Forbes Mt Veeder Vineyards. He graduated from Eton and Bristol U Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He lived in 2003 at The Cottage, Hambleden, Oxon RG9 6RT; PO Box 988, St Helena CA 94574, USA.
Children of James Thomas Stewart Forbes of Newe, younger and Kerry Toms
1.Theodora Christine Forbes b. 23 Jan 1989
2.Katharine Elizabeth Forbes b. 16 Nov 1990



Part 3 Family tree of John Forbes who sold Newe to Bombay Jock

William Forbes of Newe was born in 1657. He was the son of William Forbes and Helen Forbes. He married Christian Forbes, daughter of Alexander Forbes of Boyndlie. 12th September 1678
He died on 22 July 1699
Child of William Forbes and Helen Forbes
Jean baptised 29th June 1682, married Nathaniel Forbes of Ardgeith

Married 2nd Isobel, daughter of Thomas Stewart of Drumin.
Children of William Forbes and Christian Forbes
1. 1.John Forbes baptised 9th December 1687, married 3rd July 1707 Sophia, daughter of deceased Arthur Forbes of Brux.
2.Alexander
3.William
4.Jean
5.Helen
6. Isobel
7. Anna
8. Elspet


John Forbes of Newe is the son of William Forbes and Christian Forbes.
He married Sophia Forbes, daughter of Arthur Forbes of Brux, on 3 July 1707.
Robert (Jacobite). Alexander) (dsp). Charles.
Child of John Forbes and Sophia Forbes
1. John Forbes d. 1775


John Forbes of Newe was the son of John Forbes and Sophia Forbes.
He married Anne Grant, daughter of Colonel William Grant of Ballindalloch.1 He died in 1775, with three daughters.
John Forbes was Captain 42nd Highlanders.
Child of John Forbes and Anne Grant. Other children but no issue
1.John Forbes d. 1792
Henrietta Forbes d. 31.3.1817


John Forbes of Newe was the son of John Forbes and Anne Grant.
He married Anne Duff in 1788.
He was Major 29th Regiment. Mary Forbes
He died in 1792, bankrupt in King's Bench Prison
Child to John Forbes and Anne Duff
1 ?Mary d. 15.11.1852 m 01.01.1788 Sir Archibald Grant 4th Bart Monymusk(b7.5.1760 d 17.4.1820

Newe 1780 sold to James Forbes (below):

James Forbes (1735 - 1829) was the son of William Forbes of Corriebreck and his wife Jane Michie, and grandson of William Forbes of Belnabodach.
Sold Newe to “Bombay Jock”
Child of James Forbes
1.Elizabeth Forbes+ d. 30 Sep 1861







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