Name: William Forbes
Suffix: 5th of Tolquhon
Death: ABT 1527
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 9 APR 2010
Married 2ndly Isabel, dau of Earl of Errol.
William Forbes of Tolquhon was twice married, 1st, to a daughter of Leith of Barnes, by whom he had 2 sons and several daughters, and, 2dly, to Isabel, daughter of the 5th earl of Errol. By the latter he had a son [Arthur] and a daughter [Isabel].
(The Scottish Nation)
Tolquhon became a seat of the Forbes Family. The 6th laird was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547 and it was his son William, the 7th Forbes laird, who set about transforming the castle into what we can see today. The work began in 1584, under master mason Thomas Leiper, and took five years to complete, as recorded in a carved inscription mounted on the main gatehouse. William died in 1596 and is interred in the monumental tomb he had built for himself and his wife in the south aisle of the parish kirk at Tarves. The church itself has gone but the tomb survives and is now also in the care of Historic Scotland.
Father: Malcolm Forbes
Mother: Margaret Forbes
- Alexander Forbes b: ABT 1518 in Aberdeen
- Type: Book
Periodical: The House of Forbes
Publication: Spalding Club
- Text: http://historichouses.simshost.com/page69.htm