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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John Forbes
Elspet Walker
Alexander Forbes
John Forbes
Harry Henry Forbes
Mary Forbes
Ann Forbes
William Forbes
James Forbes
George Forbes
Isobel Forbes
Margaret Forbes
Elizabeth Forbes

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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.

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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