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Forbes, Baron Forbes




John de Forbes, of Forbes, Aberdeenshire, temp William I (reigned 1165-1214), had issue:

Fergus de Forbes, had issue:

Duncan de Forbes, had issue:

Alexander de Forbes, governor of Urquhart Castle in Moray,
defended it 1304 against Edward I, on surrender, all executed,
had issue:

Sir Alexander de Forbes, killed at Battle of Duplin 1332, had issue:

Sir John de Forbes, had issue:

Sir Alexander de Forbes,
grant of lands in Aberdeenshire 1374 (3rd Robert II),
died 1405, having had issue:


Alexander Forbes, 1st Baron Forbes,
born est c.1385,
mar Elizabeth Douglas [grand-dau of Robert III, King of Scotland and descendant of Henry I],
cr 1442, died 1448, age est c.63 yrs,
having had issue:


James Forbes, 2nd Baron Forbes,
succ 1448,
built Druminner Castle, in the parish of Forbes, Aberdeenshire (license 1456),
mar Egidia de Keith [descendant of David I, King of Scotland and of Henry I]
and died 1460 to 1462, having had issue:
  1. William Forbes, 3rd Baron Forbes [ancestor of Barons Forbes].

  2. Duncan Forbes, mar Cristina Mercer and had issue.

Alexander Skene, 9th Laird of Skene, mar Agnes Forbes, "dau of Lord Forbes". [Skene, 1887] says this is prob. dau of 2nd Baron Forbes, though there is as yet no confirmation of this from the Forbes side. Given the dates she is poss. dau of 3rd or even later Baron:

  1. Agnes Forbes,
    mar Alexander Skene, 9th Laird of Skene [born est c.1481] and had issue.





Not known to be relations of the Barons Forbes, but see [Lumsden, 1580]:

Sir John Forbes, of Terpersie, had issue:

---- Forbes, had issue:

John Forbes, of Terpersie,
mar Magdalen Bessie Leslie [descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I],
in fact, it is unclear if it is him or his grandfather who marries her,
had issue:

  1. Isobel Forbes, born est c.1490,
    mar Robert Lumsden and had issue.






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