George Forbes grave monument in St John interior monuments, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
George Forbes grave monument: legible names and details
|67||first name on monument||Youngest son. A respected banker in Edinburgh. Lived at West Coates House 1832-50. Took a prominent interest in the building of St. John's and was a Vestryman from 1824-57. He was a member of the Committee for the monument to Sir Walter Scott in Princes Street. To an accomplished mind; and dignified presence; combined with much affability of manner; he united great benevolence of disposition. Married on 8th February 1819; to his cousin. They were the parents of 9 sons and 2 daughters. George died 26th September at Moniack Castle just outside Inverness. Interred in north west corner of top section of East Burial Ground. Window erected in 1858 by widow and family.|
|53||brother of George Forbes||Third son. Became a banker in Edinburgh 1830-38; then in Glasgow 1838-44. Returned to Edinburgh 1844-46. Lived in Rugby; Warwickshire; 1848-53. Returned again to Edinburgh in 1853 and purchased Canaan Park; off the Grange Loan (now part of Atlie Ainslie Hospital.) Married 5th July 1833 to his cousin; 3rd daughter of the 15th chief of Glengarry. Her uncle; Col. James MacDonnell; was famous for his exploit in closing the gates at the farmhouse at Hougoument; when the French had almost burst into the yard; at the Battle of Waterloo; in 1815. They were the parents of 4 sons and 5 daughters. The eldest son inherited his uncle's baronetcy whilst living in New Zealand; where his descendants still live. Charles died 5th November; at Canaan Park and is interred in South Burial Ground. Window was erected to the memory of Charles by his wife and seven surviving children in July 1860|
|53||brother of George Forbes||Eldest son; 7th Baronet. Famous banker in Edinburgh from 1795 until his death. The family bank; of Sir William Forbes and Co. did much to provide loans and in securing capital for much of the building of Edinburgh New Town. A friend of Sir. Walter Scott; and was nominated chairman of the Trustees of the creditors when Sir Walter faced financial ruin in 1826. He was one of the seven original Trustees of St John's; entrusted with the task of purchasing the ground and raising the capital to build the church. In fact he was the largest shareholder. Married 19th January 1797; . She was Sir Walter's first love. They were the parents of 4 sons and 2 daughters. William died 24th October at Colinton and is interred with his wife in Greyfriars. GPR. Grave ref no. 138317|
|60||brother-in-law of George Forbes||Of Portmore. Third and eldest son. Entered the legal profession and was a principal clerk of Session 1804-28. Deputy Keeper of the Signet 1820-8. A friend of Sir Walter Scott. One of the seven original Trustees of the church; entrusted with the task of purchasing the grounds and raising the capital to build the church. Married 13th May 1803. They were the parents of 9 sons and 6 daughters. Colin died on 16th September; 1830. He and his wife are both interred in Greyfriars churchyard in an enclosure on South Wall. GPR grave ref. 138309|
|father of George Forbes||Of Pitsligio. 6th Baronet|
|father of George Forbes||First purchased Portmore House and estate near Eddiestone;|
|father-in-law of George Forbes||5th baronet of Haystoun|
|father-in-law of George Forbes||First purchased Portmore House and estate near Eddiestone;|
|husband of George Forbes|
|nephew of George Forbes||Erected to the memory of Colin by his eldest surviving son; (responsible for the “Forbes'MacKenzie Act” of 182; recruitment public houses in Scotland) between November 1859 and May 1960.|
|1770||sister of George Forbes|
|1775||sister-in-law of George Forbes|
|91||1806||sister-in-law of George Forbes||Interred in South Burial Ground.|
|1792||wife of George Forbes||Died in March; at Keswick in the Lake District. Interred in north west corner of top section of East Burial Ground.|
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