FORBES, HENRY [SSNE 1618]

Surname
FORBES, FORBUS
First name
HENRY, HENRIK, HINRIC
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
THAINSTON, ABERDEEN
Social status
NOBILITY

Text source

Henry Forbes emigrated from Scotland to Sweden and became a captain with Scottish troops in King Karl IX's service. He fought in the king's wars with Poland, against Sigismund, and died on 27 September 1605 at the battle of Kirkholm in Livonia. In 1586, he married Margareta Forbes [SSNE 1704], eldest daughter of William Forbes of Corse and Elizabeth Strachan (aka Susanna Strachan). They had two sons, Peter [SSNE 1671] and James [SSNE 779], who were both ennobled and served the Swedish state.

 

Sources: G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol 2, p.789; P. Wieselgren, (ed.), De La Gardiska Archivet, part 9 (Lund, 1837), p.67; National Records of Scotland [NRS], RH6/2863, Instrument of Sasine under the hand of Master William Robertsoune, 17 November 1586, see Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum: The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, eds. J. M. Thomson et al., 11 vols. (Edinburgh, 1882-1914), vol. V, no. 1258; NRS, GD52/1622, Charter by Alexander Forbes of Thanistoun [Thainston] to Margaret Forbes, 18 November 1586.

This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard, upon information and references provided by Penelope Shorne.

Service record

SWEDEN, SCOTTISH TROOPS
Arrived 1600-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1605-09-30, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY