FORBES, ROBERT [SSNE 6303]
- First name
- ROTTERDAM, TOWIE ABERDEENSHIRE
Text sourceRobert Forbes was born in Rotterdam in the Dutch Republic on 23 September 1645, the son of Alexander 10/11th Lord Forbes and his wife Elizabeth Forbes of Rires. His father left him the barony of Tollies (Towie) in Aberdeenshire in his will in 1672. He must have returned to Scotland to claim this and he died in Castle Forbes in Scotland on 6 May 1678. It is probable that from 1649-1672 he lived in Sweden with his father and mother.
National Archives of Scotland, GD 52/1159, 'Testament of Alexander Lord Forbes', dated Stockholm, 6 April 1672; A. and H. Tayler, The House of Forbes (revised edition, Bruceton Mills, 1987), p.190 and 199-200; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.234.
- SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM
- Arrived 1649-01-01
- Departed 1672-04-30
- Purpose MISC.