FORBES, JOHAN [SSNE 2246]

Surname
FORBES, FORBUS AF LUND
First name
JOHAN
Title/rank
CAPTAIN FORBUS OF LUND
Nationality
SCOT
Region
LUND
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Johan Forbes of Lund was the son of James Forbes [SSNE 779] and Lillieram Chesnecopherus though it is not clear if he was born in Scotland or Sweden. He was grandson of Henry Forbes of Thainstone. He arrived in Stockholm in 1632. He became a student in Uppsala in May 1645. After completing his studies he joined the Swedish army serving first as an ensign in William Forbes' recruited infantry regiment. Between 1651-1655 he served in the same regiment as a captain. He was married to Beata Bille in 1670 in her second marriage. Johan lived until 1676 but died childless. He had several brothers and sisters including Peter [SSNE 6343], Olof [SSNE 2251], Jacob [SSNE 375], Henrik [SSNE 2235] and Nils [SSNE 2250].

Sources: G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol. 2, p.790; A. and H. Tayler (eds.), The House of Forbes (Bruceton Mills, 1987), pp.469-472.

 

For documentation from his widow see Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria:https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069635_00392#?c=&m=&s=&cv=391&xywh=1495%2C1899%2C4659%2C2554

Service record

SWEDEN, UPPSALA
Arrived 1645-01-01
Departed 1645-12-31
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
SWEDEN, WILLIAM FORBES
Arrived 1650-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1655-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY