NameSir Knight John FORBES 2nd Of Tolquhon & Of Formartyn , M
Birth Dateabt 1421
Birth PlaceTolquhon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death Datebef 6 Jul 1469
Death PlaceTolquhon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1430
Birth PlaceLaurieston, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1450
ChildrenMalcolm , M (~1450-<1468)
 Alexander , M (~1451-<1487)
 David , M (~1453-)
 Henry , M (~1455-)
Notes for Sir Knight John FORBES 2nd Of Tolquhon & Of Formartyn
Sir John Forbes who married Marjorie, the daughter of Sir Henry Preston of Fermartyn, was the fifth in descent from John de Forbes who flourished in the reign of William the Lion, and who possessed, according to Douglas, the lands and barony of Forbes. Marjory Preston, failing heirs of her own body, made over the property to husband, “nobili viro Johanni de Forbes.: She is designated “filia et un de haeredibus quondam Henrici de Preston, domini de Fermartyne.” The charter is dated 16 July, 1420.

They had issue three sons:

1. Sir John, his successor

2. Duncan, of Ardgethin, who had a natural son, Henry, vicar of Alford
3. David.

Sir John Forbes of Tolquhon was accused, along with James Forbes, son and heir of Sir Alexander Forbes, Lord Forbes, of abetting, in 1448, Sir Andrew Morison, chaplain, in his suit at the Market Cross of Aberdeen, against Nicholas Blair, chaplain to William, Lord Errol, constable of Scotland.

Sir John Forbes died between August 6 1453 and July, 1454,

and was succeeded by his son,

Sir John Forbes 2nd of Tolquhon.


Source: THE THANAGE OF FERMARTYN, By Rev. William Temple, Aberdeen, 1894,, p. 379-80.
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Sir John Forbes died between August 6, 1453, and July 1454, and was succeeded by his son, Sir John Forbes of Tolquhon.

He married Ann Straton, daughter of the laird of Laurieston, and

had issue:

1. Alexander, who succeeded
2. David, of Essie
3. Henry, of Logie

John Forbes of Tolquhon is mentioned in a decreet of 1457 in favour of _____ Skene, for the land of Ledach of Skeen. He died 14__, and was succeeded by his son, Alexander Forbes.

Source: THE THANAGE OF FERMARTYN, By Rev. William Temple, Aberdeen, 1894,, p. 379-80.
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Sir John Forbes, 2nd of Tolquhon, married Anne, daughter of Stratton of Laurieston, by whom he had three sons:

Alexander, who succeeded
David of Essie, and
Henry of Logie, whence the first family of Thainstone

It seems probable that he had another son, Malcolm, who died without heirs, and may have been older than Alexander, who succeeded, for amongst the Tolquhon charters is one granted by William of Pantoun, Lord of Petmethan, and witnessed by James Lord Forbes, John Forbes of Tolquhon, knight (2nd Laird), John of Forbes, his eldest son, and Malcolm Forbes. The date is February 7th, 1451, shortly before the death of the first Laird of Tolquhon, and the last witness can hardly be his great grandson, Malcolm, the 4th Laird.

John, 2nd Laird, died before July 6th 1469.

Source: THE HOUSE OF FORBES, Edited by Alistair & HenriettaTayler, Aberdeen, 1937, p. 394.
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… The eldest, Sir John Forbes of Tolquhon,
m. Anne Straton, dau. to the Laird of Lawreston
, and
by her had (with two younger sons, David of Essie and Henry of Logie)

an elder son and heir

Alexander Forbes of Tolquhon …

Source: GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC DICTIONARY OF THE LANDED GENTRY, of Great Britain & Ireland, by J. Bernard Burke, Esq., London, 1852, Vol. 1, p. 426
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