FORBUS, JOHAN [SSNE 1223]

Surname
FORBUS, FORBES
First name
JOHAN, JOHN, HANS
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
COPENHAGEN
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Listed as born circa 1646 or 1649 in Copenhagen, Johan Forbus served as a captain in Smålenske infantry regiment between 1665-70. Thereafter he served as a captain in Bergenhus infantry regiment in 1670-1707 after serving as captain in chief for several companies in the regular or reserve regiment. He married Dorothea Lucht and died sometime before August 1707. The following February his widow, Dorothea Luft, was granted 4 rixdaler monthly as a pension. He had six children with three mothers including a daughter, Anna Dorothea Forbus, who inherited from her mother in 1709. The other children included Hans (1698) and Sophie (1690-1754). It is possible that he is a relation of Major John Forbes [SSNE 2170].

Bergen Statsarkiv, Sollied Archive, index cards; J.C.W. Hirsch and K. Hirsch (eds.), 'Fortegnelse over Dansk og Norske officerer med flere fra 1648 til 1814 (12 vols. compiled 1888-1907), III, vol.4; O. Ovenstad, Militærbiografier: Den Norske Hærs Officerer (Oslo, 1948), p.308; J. Sandberg, Kvinner gift med offiserer i den Norske Hær 1628-1814. Fra stabsfanejunker O. Ovenstads Militærbiografier (Oslo, 1961), p.30.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGENHUS, SMÅLENSKA REGIMENTS, NORWAY
Arrived 1665-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1701-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY