Arthur Forbes (c.1570 - 1632) MP

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Birthplace: Corse, Aberdeen, Scotland
Death: Died in Freie Reichstadt Hamburg, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Cause of death: Killed in a duel.
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About Arthur Forbes

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"Captain Arthur Forbes, of Castle Forbes, in the parish of Clongish, co Longford, 6th son of William Forbes of Corse, by Elizabeth, daughter of (--) Strachen of Thornton, settled in Ireland in 1620, and was made a free denizen thereof, 1 April 1622; received lands, in the counties of Leitrim and Longford, erected into the manor of Castle Forbes; and was created a Baronet [S] 29 September, sealed 10 October 1628, with rem. to heirs male whatsoever, and with a grant of, presumably, 16,000 acres in Nova Scotia, of which he had seizin in November 1628. He was Colonel of a regiment in the service of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden. He married, between 12 February 1618 and 1623, Jane, widow of Sir Claud Hamilton, of Clonyn, co Cavan, daughter of Robert Lauder, of the Bass [S]. He died 14 April 1632, being slain in a duel at Hamburgh. His widow suffered greatly in the Civil Wars, and was besieged for many months at Castle Forbes till forced to surrender in August 1642."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; Vol. II; page 360

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Sir Arthur Forbes, 1st Baronet Forbes of Longford's Timeline

Corse, Aberdeen, Scotland
February, 1618
Age 48
Age 53
April 14, 1632
Age 62
Freie Reichstadt Hamburg, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
March 5, 1934
Age 62
February 8, 1940
Age 62
May 27, 1960
Age 62