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  • ID: I308
  • Name: Sophia Forbes
  • Prefix: Hon
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1716 1
  • Death: 13 MAR 1790 in Aberdeen, Scotland 2 3
  • Note: 1

    Sister of James, 17th Lord Forbes.
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    Went to London to obtain pardon for her husband, who had raised a troop of horse and joined Lord Pitsligo and the Prince in 1745.
    She represented to King George, at a personal interview, that her father and all her family were loyal to the crown (she must have hoped that no one would remember her father?s Jacobite activities in 1715, before she was born), and that it was hard that she and her children should be reduced to beggary because her ?husband was a fool?. George II laughed and said that in that case the man was not worth the trouble of ?bringing to the block? and instead, restored his estates.
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    Presumably named after her maternal grandmother, dau of the Earl of Mar.
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    This group portrait is now not thought to be of Lady Forbes, but of
    PORTRAIT GROUP OF LADY FORBES OF CASTLE FORBES, ABERDEENSHIRE, AND HER TWO DAUGHTERS, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN VANDERBANK
    BY VANDERBANK?
    I enclose a photograph of a picture which has been in the possession of our family since it was painted, about 1730. It is an oil painting on canvas, dimensions approximately 9 ft. by 6 ft., and apparently unsigned. ?It is of Lady Forbes of Castle Forbes, and her two daughters. The elder one in a white dress (probably her wedding dress), in the centre of the picture, married Charles Cumine of Kininmonth, my ancestor, and brought the picture into the family.?
    ... He was reprieved by the exertions of his wife, who travelled to London and obtained an interview with King George II, who handed her back her husband and the estate to manage ? S. C. Russell, Horsington Hill, Templecombe, Somerset.
    (Country life. Volume 136. Page 1798. 1964.)
  • _UID: 4231CF1CDB0743CEB16481D8EA3C10E3D80B
  • Change Date: 24 MAR 2013



    Father: James Forbes b: 1689
    Mother: Mary Forbes

    Marriage 1 Charles Cumine b: 1707
    • Married: 29 JUN 1732
    Children
    1. Has Children James Cumine b: 1736
    2. Has No Children Dorothea Cumine

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The House of Forbes
      Publication: Spalding Club
      Date: 1937
    2. Text: Scottish Notes & Queries
    3. Text: The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany
      Page: Obit Vol 52 P154
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