FORBES, JAMES JOHN [SSNE 737]
- FORBES, FORBUS
- First name
- JAMES JOHN, JACOBUS, JOHANIS, JACOB, JAKOB
- SCOTO-SWEDISH, SWEDISH
- Social status
James Forbes was probably a grandson or great grandson of Henry Forbes of Thainstone. He attended Uppsala university in 1682, and was possibly the same John Forbes who was at Abo Academy from 1685-86.
Sources: Åbo Akademis Student Matrikel, 1889-91; Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel, (Uppsala, 1900-1911). A. and H. Tayler (eds.), The House of Forbes (Bruceton Mills, 1987), pp.469-471.