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  • ID: I710
  • Name: Alexander Forbes
  • Suffix: 3rd Lord Pitsligo
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1655
  • Note: Died age abt 35 1
  • Death: DEC 1690 1
  • Burial: Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire 1
  • Note: 2

    His son Alexander (22 May 1678 - 1764), was the 4th and last Lord Pitsligo, who married Rebecca, dau of John Norton, merchant of London, and was forced into hiding after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
    His [the 3rd or 4th Lord?] son John dsp 30 Aug 1781.
    (Surely the John who dsp in 1781 would be the last Lord?)
    Alexander, fourth and last Lord Pitsligo, celebrated for his share in the rebellion of 1745, and for his various adventures and escapes subsequent to it.  After Culloden, with Lord Ogilvy and Hunter of Burnside, he got safe to Bergen in Norway, whence the party proceeded to Sweden.  Lord Pitsligo afterwards returned to Scotland, and lurked amongst his tenantry in Aberdeenshire, till his death in 1764, at the advanced age of 85.Page: p 439
  • _UID: 283786BAF6AF4D0BB7490775989C638C3BA1
  • Change Date: 7 JAN 2013

    Father: Alexander Forbes b: 1635?
    Mother: Mary Erskine

    Marriage 1 Sophia Erskine
    • Married: 1676
    1. Has Children Mary Forbes

    1. Title: Cokayne's Complete Peerage
      Author: George E. Cokayne
      Publication: 1887, 1910-1959, 1984
      Repository: Book
      Repository: Cont. by John Young
      Text: the best source for British gentry and nobility
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Collections on the Shires of Aberdeen & Banff
      Publication: Spalding Club
      Date: 1843
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