FORBES, MATHEW [SSNE 4115]

Surname
FORBES
First name
MATHEW, MATHIAS, MATTHEW
Title/rank
Nationality
SWEDISH
Region
Social status
NOBLE
Education
UNIVERSITY
Religion

Text source

Mathias Forbes was the son of colonel Ernst Forbes [no. 2230] who died in 1677 [and is buried in Abo Cathedral]. He went to Uppsala University in 1681. After his studies, Mathias joined the army and became the regimental quartermaster in the Abo regiment, but later held the same rank in the Nylands och Tavastehus läns fördubbl. Kav. Regiment. by 1700. Some sources say he was dead by 1711, others that he lived until 1748. He had many sisters including Sofia Helena, Brita, Anna, Elsa and Christina. In 1705 Mathias married Anna Christina Brunold.

A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), I, p.205; Abo Akademis Student Matrikel, 1889-91. Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel, (Uppsala, 1900-1911); T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), Supplement, pp.215-267.

Service record

SWEDEN, ABO, FINLAND
Arrived 1676-01-01
Departed 1677-12-31
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
SWEDEN, UPPSALA
Arrived 1681-01-17
Departed 1681-12-31
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
SWEDEN, ABO AREA INFANTRY, NYLANDS OCH TAVASTEHUS CAVALRY, FINLAND
Arrived 1682-01-01
Departed 1709-12-31, as REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY