Elizabeth Forbes

June 1821–3 November 1886 (Age 65)
Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Forbes was born in June 1821, in Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Forbes, was 46 and her mother, Elspet Walker, was 41. She died on 3 November 1886, in her hometown, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

John Forbes
1775–1855
Elspet Walker
1780–1859
Alexander Forbes
1803–1852
John Forbes
1805–1876
Harry Henry Forbes
1807–1876
Mary Forbes
1809–1880
Ann Forbes
1811–1894
William Forbes
1814–1876
James Forbes
1815–1869
George Forbes
1816–1844
Isobel Forbes
1817–1819
Margaret Forbes
1819–1860
Elizabeth Forbes
1821–1886

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World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 1

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
1823

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1843

Age 22

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name is pronounced in two syllables, with the stress on the second, and the surname until recently reflected this. Today, however, it is generally a monosyllable.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • 1871 Scotland Census
  • 1841 Scotland Census
  • 1851 Scotland Census

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