Robert Forbes

8 July 1689–
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Life of Robert

When Robert Forbes was born on 8 July 1689, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, his father, Sir William Forbes 3rd Bart of Craigievar, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Rose, was 24. He married Sarah Haggertie in 1711, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Robert Forbes
1689–
Sarah Haggertie
1692–
Marriage: 1711
Mary Elizebeth Sarah Forbes
1712–1762

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1711
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Sir William Forbes 3rd Bart of Craigievar

    Male1660–1723Male

    Margaret Rose

    Female1665–Female

siblings

(17)

    Elizabeth Forbes

    Female1679–Female

    John Forbes

    Male1685–Male

    Hugh Forbes

    Male1687–Male

    Margaret Forbes

    Female1687–Female

    Elizabeth Forbes

    Female1689–Female

+12 More Children

World Events (1)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 113

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Robert Forbes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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