NameLaird George FORBES 4th Of Skellater , M
Birth Dateabt 1669
Birth PlaceSkellater, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Birth MemoFourth Laird of Skellater
Death Date12 May 1731
Death PlaceSkellater, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Burial DateMay 1731
Burial PlaceStrathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
MotherMiss FARQUHARSON Of Allargue , F (~1640-~1675)
Spouses
1UNNAMED , F
ChildrenDiana , F (1697-)
 William , M (1699-)
 Margarit , F (1700-)
Birth Dateabt 1685
Birth PlaceBlelack, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1712
FatherJohn GORDON Laird Of Blelack , M (~1650-)
Marr Date3 May 1703
Marr PlaceAberdeenshire, Scotland
ChildrenJohn , M (1703-)
 Jean , F (1704-)
Birth DateJun 1693
Birth PlaceInverernan, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Chr Date20 Jun 1693 ®127
Chr PlaceStrathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1782
Death PlaceSkellater, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
MotherElspet STEWART , F (~1665-<1709)
Marr Dateabt 1713
Marr PlaceStrathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
ChildrenAgnes , F (1713-)
 George , M (1715-1767)
 UNNAMED , F (~1717-)
 Henry , M (~1719-)
 Nathaniel , M (~1720-)
Notes for Laird George FORBES 4th Of Skellater
Forbes, George, 4th of Skellater
Eldest son of George Forbes, 3rd of Skellater. Married twice, first in 1714 to Christian, daughter of John Forbes of Inverernan and secondly, Isobel, daughter of John Gordon of Blelack. He died in 1730 and was succeeded by his son, George. ®172

Source: McDonnell, Frances. Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. North East Scotland. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998. p. 14.
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“George, 3rd of Skellater ... died in 1716. ... His son, George, 4th of Skellater, who married (1) Christian, daughter of "Black Jock" (his own first cousin), and (2) Isobel Gordon of Blelack, 03 May 1703 (page 40), was also "out," [in the Jacobite uprising of 1715]. His grandson, George, 5th of Skellater, who was about 17 in 1715 , was "out" in the '45.” ®172
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SKELLATER FORBES IN THE JACOBITE RISINGS

The most remarkable member of this family was George, the 4th Laird, who, in 1715, was still “younger of Skellater,” as his father only died, an old man, in 1716. George was, from the beginning of the [Jacobite] rising, one of the most enthusiastic of the Abereenshire Jacobites, and in October, 1715, Major Fraser who, with Lord Lovat and John Forbes of Culloden, had be intending to proceed in the Hanoverian interest from Fraserburgh to Inverness by way of Banff, was deterred from so doing because, as Fraser says, they heard that “Forbes of Skellater was at Banff collecting taxes for the King, meaning the Pretender and we thought it not convenient to travel that way for fear of scratched crowns.” In December of the same year Skellater and his cousin of Invernettie were again very active in the neighbourhood of Keith.

It is not know whether George Forbes was at Sheriffmuir or not, but for long after the failure of the rising he was in hiding in his native land, as his brother Nathaniel told Mar.

Both his wives came of Jacobite stock Christian, the first, was the daughter of his uncle, Black Jock of inverernan (Mar’s Bailie in Kildrummy), who died in Carlisle, and the second was Isobel Gordon of Blelack, whose nephew, Charles was one of the prisoners of the Forty-five.

George Forbes did not lose his estates, and died at home about 1730.
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Obituary notes for Laird George FORBES 4th Of Skellater
Aberdeen, Scotland, Register of Testament, 1715 - 1800, Commissariot of Aberdeen.

Forbes, George of Kellater, 12 May 1731, p. 21.
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Notes for Isobel (Spouse 2)
George 4th of Skellater, married Isabel, daughter of the deceased Charles Gordon of Balbithan, and had 3 sons:

George
Henry
Nathaniel

Henry married his cousin Isabel, heiress of Balbithan, and his son William succeeded to that estate.
Notes for Christian (Spouse 3)
Extracted Baptism data found at FamilySearch:

Name: Christen Forbes
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 20 Jun 1693
Christening Place: STRATHDON,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
Father's Name: John Forbes

"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XB4J-13J), Christen Forbes, 20 Jun 1693; citing STRATHDON,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 993299
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Black Jock’s [John Forbes of Inverernan]
own children then were as follows:

By the first marriage to Elspet Stewart:

William, born 1685
Thomas, born 1686
John, 1687
George, 1688 (these three were dead before 1696)
Kenneth, 1690
Anna, 1692
Christian, 1694
John, 1694
Isobal, 1696
Farquhar, 1697
James, 1700
Roderick 1701
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“George, 4th of Skellater, ... married (1) Christian, daughter of "Black Jock" (his own first cousin),”

Forbes, George, 4th of Skellater
‘Eldest son of George Forbes, 3rd of skellater. Married twice, first in 1714 to Christian, daughter of John Forbes of Inverernan and secondly, Isobel, daughter of John Gordon of Blelack. He died in 1730 and was succeeded by his son, George.”

“Tolloskink is also mentioned in the marriage contract between "Christian Forbes, second daughter of the now deceased John Forbes of Inverernan ('Black Jock') and George Forbes (then) 'younger of Skellater'" (afterwards George, 4th of Skellater, first cousin to Christian). The marriage contract was dated 07 Apr 1714 , at which date both John of Inverernan and George, 3rd of Skellater, were alive. It was "implemented" 07 Dec 1718 , with sasine on Tolloskink and other lands.”
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Obituary notes for Christian (Spouse 3)
Aberdeen, Scotland, Register of Testament, 1715 - 1800, Commissariot of Aberdeen.

Forbes, Christian, milliner in Aberdeen, sister of John F., younger, of Inverernan, 26 Feb 1782, p. 21
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