NameLaird Charles FORBES 2nd Of Auchernach , M
Birth Date13 Nov 1730
Birth PlaceAuchernach, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Chr Date20 Nov 1730
Chr PlaceGlenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death Date5 May 1794
Death PlaceCorgarff Castle, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Burial DateMay 1794
Burial PlaceStrathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
MotherIsabella STEWART In Drumin , F (~1707-1772)
Spouses
Birth Date5 Feb 1746
Birth PlaceFindrack, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death Date4 Dec 1770
Burial DateDec 1770 ®127
Burial PlaceStrathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marr Date10 Nov 1763 ®47
Marr PlaceLumphanan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
ChildrenFrancis , M (~1764-~1764)
 Nathaniel , M (1766-1851)
 George , M (~1770-1796)
Birth Dateabt 1750
Birth PlaceLesmurdie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1771
ChildrenDavid , M (1772-1849)
 Isabella , F (~1775-)
 James , M (1780-1804)
 Mary , F (1782-)
 Alexander , M (1787-)
Notes for Laird Charles FORBES 2nd Of Auchernach
Auchernach
An estate in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire originally the home of the local branch of the Forbes family when first built of Kildrummy Freestone in 1819. General Charles Forbes, its first owner, after retiring from active service, was Barrack Master at Corgarff Garrison. There was also a Forest of Auchernach, complete with a narrow-gauge horse-drawn railway (stopped in 1919) to take logs.
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Nathaniel Forbes, eldest son by the third marriage of Willim of Benabodach, married Isabella, daughter of John Stewart of Drumin, who died October 29th 1772, and had ten sons and two daughters:

(1) William, died young.
(2) Charles, succeeded his father.
(3) George, married Elizabeth Gordon in Auchindoir and left issue. He died on his passage home from India in 1789--his daughter, Marie, married Joseph Brett.
(4) John, comptroller of the Customs in Aberdeen, married Anne Bowman, by whom he had five children who died in infancy; a daughter, Sophia, married her cousin, Nathaniel of Auchernach.
(5) Lachlan, died in Havana, 1782.
(6) James, died in Bengal, 1770.
(7) Gordon of Ham Common, General, died 1828
(8) Hugh, died in the West Indies
(9) Urquhart, died young
(10) David, killed at Gradaloupe, 1794

Anne, married _____ Carmichael.
Christian married _____ Webster.

Source: Book: The House of Forbes, by Alistair Tayler, Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1937, p 451
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Charles, born November 13th, 1730, married, firstly, November 19th, 1763, Janet, daughter of Francis Frazer of Findrack, and had three sons:

(1) Nathaniel, his heir.
(2) George, Lieutenant, 3rd Madra Calvalry, died at sea, April 10th, 1796, aged 26.
(3) Francis, died young.

Charles Forbes married, secondly, Isabella Stewart of Lesmurdie, and had three more sons and two daughters:

(4) David, Major-General, of Migvie, married Isabella, daughter of James Forbes of Hutton Hall and Kingairloch, by who he had four sons and four daughters: 1. Charles, Bombay Civil Service. 2. George, 5th Madras Calvalry, who married Charlotte Brand. 3. James; and 4. David, who died in infancy.
Joanna Charlotte, married in 1845 W.P. Cockburn, 18th Royal Irish Rifles. Marie, Emma and Sophia
(5) The fifth son of Charles, 2nd of Auchernach, was James, born 1780, Lieutenant 72nd Highlanders, died in Aberdeen 1804, aged 24.
(6) Alexander, born April 9th, 1787
Mary, born 1782, married J. MacKenzie and had issue; and
Isabella

Charles Forbes died May 5th, 1794 at Corgarff Castle, of which he was governor, and was buried in Strathdon. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Nathaniel Forbes.

Source: Book: The House of Forbes, by Alistair Tayler, Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1937, p. 451
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The Forbeses of Auchernach have three tablets on the south wall of Strathdon church, two of marble and one of granite:

Sacred to the memory of Charles Forbes, Esq. of Auchernach, who lies here with his forefathers for upwards of 200 years. Died 5th May 1794 in the 64th year of his age. Likewise to the memory of his wife Janet, daughter of Francis Fraser, Esq. of Findrack, who died 4th Decr. 1770, aged 30. Also the sons Francis, who died in infancy; George, Lieut. in the 3rd Regt. Madras Cavalry, died at sea, in India, 10th April 1796, age 26; James a Lieut. in th 72nd Highland Regt, died 9th June 1804, in the 24th year of his age. This monument is erected by his son Nathaniel, Lieut.-Gen in the Honble. E.I.C.S., 1845.

Mr. Charles Forbes was governor or keeper of the Castle of Corgarff, which was bought by the Government after 1746, and was long used as a barracks for soldiers, at first with a view to overawe the Highlanders, and finally as a check upon [whiskey] smuggling, which was extensively carried on in the district.

Source: Epitaphs & Inscriptions from Burial Grounds and Old Buildings in the North-East of Scotland, Vol. 1, By Andrew Jervise, James Anderson, William Alexander, John Grant Michie, Edmonstond and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1875, p. 151.
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Corgarff Castle
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire... It stands on a height near the head of Strathdon, on the Lecht road leading to Tomintoul, the highest village in Scotland. 

In 1571 it was the home of the Forbeses when 27 members of the family and their household were burned to death by their enemies of the time, the Gordons. A Scots ballad describes the fate of the Forbes daughter who tried to escape from the blazing castle wrapped in sheets: "They row'd her in a pair of sheets and tow'd her owre the wa, but on the point of Edom's spear she got a deadly fa." It became a Forbes castle again from 1715 after the disaster that befell the immediate family of the Earl of Mar when he led the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion.

It is a tall tower, four storeys high, oblong in plan, with star-shaped ramparts. It replaced the structure destroyed in 1581and dating from 1537 which had been a hunting lodge for the Earls of Mar and in which the tragic events recounted in the ballad "Edom o' Gordon" occurred. It was burnt by the Jacobites in 1689 and by the government in 1716 after the first Jacobite uprising, to punish Mar. It became a barracks for Hanoverian troops in 1748. The Jacobites repossessed it in 1745 during the second Jacobite uprising. The government then took it over and turned it into a garrison again. Its last military use was to combat whisky smuggling.

Restored, it is now in care of Historic Scotland. At Corgarff Garrison, after retiring from active service, General Charles Forbes was Barrack Master. Corgarff Kirk was rebuilt in 1834 by Sir Charles Forbes.

Source: http://www.forbestravelandleisure.org/ForbesClan.htm
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Notes for Janet (Spouse 1)
Charles, born November 13th, 1730, married, firstly, November 19th, 1763, Janet, daughter of Francis Frazer of Findrack, and had three sons:

(1) Nathaniel, his heir.
(2) George, Lieutenant, 3rd Madra Calvalry, died at sea, April 10th, 1796, aged 26.
(3) Francis, died young.

Source: Book: The House of Forbes, by Alistair Tayler, Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1937, p. 451
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The Forbeses of Auchernach
have three tablets on the south wall of Strathdon church, two of marble and one of granite:

Sacred to the memory of Charles Forbes, Esq. of Auchernach, who lies here with his forefathers for upwards of 200 years. Died 5th May 1794 in the 64th year of his age. Likewise to the memory of his wife Janet, daughter of Francis Fraser, Esq. of Findrack, who died 4th Decr. 1770, aged 30. Also the sons Francis, who died in infancy; George, Lieut. in the 3rd Regt. Madras Cavalry, died at sea, in India, 10th April 1796, age 26; James a Lieut. in th 72nd Highland Regt, died 9th June 1804, in the 24th year of his age. This monument is erected by his son Nathaniel, Lieut.-Gen in the Honble. E.I.C.S., 1845.

Mr. Charles Forbes was governor or keeper of the Castle of Corgarff, which was bought by the Government after 1746, and was long used as a barracks for soldiers, at first with a view to overawe the Highlanders, and finally as a check upon smuggling, which was extensively carried on in the district.

Source: Epitaphs & Inscriptions from Burial Grounds and Old Buildings in the North-East of Scotland, Vol. 1, By Andrew Jervise, James Anderson, William Alexander, John Grant Michie, Edmonstond and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1875, p. 151.
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Notes for Charles & Janet (Family)
Extracted Marriage data found at FamilySearch:

Name: Charles Forbes
Spouse's Name: Jannet Fraser
Event Date:
10 Nov 1763
Event Place: Lumphanan,Aberdeen,Scotland

"Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTNT-B4D), Charles Forbes and Jannet Fraser, 10 Nov 1763; citing Lumphanan,Aberdeen,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 993341.
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