John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn (1776 - 1854)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh
Death: Died
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About John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn (1776–1854) was a Scottish judge...

...Forbes was the second son of Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet, and was born at Edinburgh. He was admitted advocate in 1799, was for some time sheriff-depute of Perthshire, and was made lord of session in January 1825, when he assumed the courtesy title of Lord Medwyn, from his estate in Perthshire. In December 1830 he was made a lord of justiciary. He resigned that appointment in May 1849, retired from the bench in October 1852, and died in Edinburgh, 25 July 1854. He was a committed Episcopalian, and promoted the interests of his church there."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Hay Forbes', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 October 2011, 10:24 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Hay_Forbes&oldid=453348506> [accessed 30 August 2012]

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John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn's Timeline

1776
September 19, 1776
Edinburgh
1802
August 5, 1802
Age 25
Forres
1803
May 25, 1803
Age 26
Edinburgh
1809
1809
Age 32
1817
June 6, 1817
Age 40
1821
August 4, 1821
Age 44
1854
July 25, 1854
Age 77
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