John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn

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John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Death: July 25, 1854 (77)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet and Elizabeth Hay
Husband of Louisa Cumming Gordon
Father of William Forbes; Rt. Rev. Alexander Penrose Forbes; Reverend George Hay Forbes; Louisa Penuel Forbes; Helen Forbes and 1 other
Brother of Sir William Forbes, 7th Baronet of Pitsligo; Jane Skene; George Forbes; Charles Forbes; Rebecca Forbes and 2 others

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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, <> [accessed 30 August 2012]

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John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn's Timeline

September 19, 1776
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
May 25, 1803
Age 26
Age 32
June 6, 1817
Age 40
August 4, 1821
Age 44
July 25, 1854
Age 77