Name: Alexander Forbes
Suffix: 8th of Pitsligo
Change Date: 26 OCT 2010
2nd son. Succeeded his brother William [d 1566?], who had no male heir.
Married Alison Anderson, dau of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and widow of Alexander Forbes of Tolquhon, and on her death, he married Barbara, daughter of the 4th Earl Marischal.]
Pitsligo Castle underwent major improvements in the 1570s by Sir Alexander the 7th Knight of Pitsligo. He witnessed the home transformed into a quadrangular keep which strengthened his fortification. This included a drum tower housing three gun loops with another four major cannon ports on the North and West wings, one on the stair tower within the forecourt. This knight died in 1587 and it was his grandson, Sir Alexander, who was raised to the peerage to become the first Lord Pitsligo on 24th June, 1633.
On Alison Anderson's death, Sir Alexander married Barbara, 2nd dau. of William, Lord Keith, son and heir-apparent of ..
(Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland? - Page 372 by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - Scotland - 1991)
Father: Alexander Forbes
Mother: Beatrix Abernethy
Elison Anderson b: in Of Edinburgh
- Violet Forbes
- John Forbes
- Text: The House of Pitsligo
Society of Antiquaries, Scotland