When Francis Forrester was born on 18 October 1772, in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Forrester, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Alice, was 28. He married Janet Christie in 1822, in Muckhart, Perthshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Muckhart, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841.
English: occupational name from Middle English forester ‘officer in charge of a forest or lord's hunting ground’ (Old French forestier, Anglo-Norman forester). See Forrest .