William Forbes (1739 - 1806)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Occupation: Banker
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About William Forbes

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (5 April 1739 – 12 November 1806) was a Scottish banker, born in Edinburgh to Sir William Forbes, 5th Baronet, and Christian Forbes. On 20 September 1770 he married Elizabeth Hay (died 26 December 1789), daughter of Sir James Hay of Haystoun, 4th Baronet of Smithfield and Dorriel Campbell. They had six children:

  • Sir William Forbes, 7th Baronet of Pitsligo (21 December 1773 – 10 October 1828)
  • John Hay Forbes of Medwyn (September 1776–1854)
  • Christian Forbes
  • Rebecca Forbes, who married in 1802 Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry
  • Elizabeth Forbes
  • Jane Forbes

He became partner in the banking firm of Messrs. John Coutts & Co.; two years later a new company was formed, of which he rose to be manager, and which in 1830 became the Union Bank of Scotland.

He was author of a Life of his friend Beattie, the Scottish poet, and of Memoirs of a Banking-House."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 November 2012, 22:09 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_William_Forbes,_6th_Baronet&oldid=525766524> [accessed 5 December 2012]

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Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet's Timeline

1739
April 5, 1739
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1770
September 18, 1770
Age 31
Canongate, Edinburgh
1773
December 21, 1773
Age 34
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1776
September 19, 1776
Age 37
Edinburgh
1785
1785
Age 45
1789
September 5, 1789
Age 50
Edinburgh
1790
November 23, 1790
Age 51
Edinburgh
1806
November 12, 1806
Age 67
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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