FORBUS, HANS [SSNE 5298]

Surname
FORBUS, FORBES
First name
HANS
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOTO-NORWEGIAN
Region
Social status
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 den yngre [SSNE 41].

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.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGEN, NORWAY
Arrived 1698-01-01
Purpose MISC.