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Alexander de Forbes

Also Known As: "Sir Alexander /Forbes/", "1st Baron Forbes", "Alexander /Forbes/"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: October 16, 1446 (69)
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John "With The Black Lip" Forbes and Margaret Kennedy of Dunure
Husband of Elizabeth Forbes and Elizabeth Douglas
Father of Elizabeth Forbes; Susanna Forbes; Annabella Gray (Forbes); James Forbes, 2nd Lord of Forbes; William Forbes, Provost of St Giles, Edinburgh and 5 others
Brother of Alaster "Cam" Forbes, 1st of Brux; John Forbes of God's Grace; William Forbes, Thane of Kinaldy, 1st of Pitsligo and Kinady Forbes
Half brother of Duncan Forbes, of Auchintoul and Malcolm Forbes, of Culquharry

Occupation: 1st Lord/Baron of Forbes omkring 1445, Baron of Forbes, Viscount of Brux
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About Sir Alexander de Forbes, 1st Lord of Forbes

Alexander de Forbes , 1st Lord Forbes (c. 1380-1448), also feudal baron of Forbes, was a Scottish peer.

He was the eldest son of Sir Alexander de Forbes (d. 1405), Justiciary of Aberdeen, and Coroner of that county, by his wife, a daughter of Kennedy of Dunure.

Alexander de Forbes fought at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, and appears among the Scottish forces sent to the assistance of Charles, Dauphin of France, afterwards King Charles VII, and had a share in the victory obtained over the English at Beaugé, in Anjou, on March 22, 1424. But soon after, at the desire of King James I of Scotland, then a prisoner in England, Forbes quit the French service and subsequently obtained three Safe-conducts at different times to visit England, with one hundred persons in his retinue each time, to wait upon his sovereign, James Ist.

He was created a Lord of Parliament sometime after 1436. The precise date of the peerage creation is not known (although Brown gives 1440), but in a Precept, dated July 12, 1442, he is already styled Lord Forbes.

The first Lord Forbes married Lady Elizabeth (or Mary), only daughter of George Douglas, Earl of Angus, a granddaughter of King Robert II of Scotland, by whom he had two sons and three daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son: James Forbes, 2nd Lord Forbes, (d. c1460).,_1st_Lord_Forbes

created Lord Forbes, 12 Jul 1442

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June 20, 1377
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 34
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
October 1423
Age 46
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 45
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
January 1424
Age 46
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 48
Age 50
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 52
Age 56
Forbes, Aberdeenshire, Scotland