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FORBES, William 13th Lord Forbes
(About 1656-1716)
BRODIE, Anne
(About 1661-)
FORBES, James 16th Lord Forbes
(1689-)
FORBES, Mary
(About 1725-)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. GORDON, James of Cobairdy

FORBES, Mary

  • Born: About 1725
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, James of Cobairdy

   Another name for Mary was GORDON, James Esqr of Cobairdy.

  General Notes:

'He married Mary Forbes, daughter of James, 15th Lord Forbes, who is described as "a very sweet tempered woman, but not very handsome"... '

from Jacobites of 1715 and 1745


This may be this woman, or possibly a daughter in law:
"1793 July
At Glenkindy the Hon. Mrs. Gordon, of Cobardy"

from Obituaries in The Gentleman's Magazine 1 2

  Research Notes:

DNA

Stephen Dawe-Kuta who wrote to Patrick's People in September 2015 about Barbara Cowie and her Gordon and other ancestors, wrote again in January 2016 to say he had tested his mother's DNA, and that her DNA matches are all connected to the ancestors of -
Lady Mary FORBES 1725'961793. The entry for Lady Mary Forbes in Stephen's tree on Ancestry can be found at http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/4632607/person/25799699699/facts

Stephen wrote:
"In total I have recorded 5 DNA matches with other tested researchers, there are many more, of which im still working through.
I have attached three screen shots of my pedigree showcasing these connections (the DNA MATCHES have a blue image)
(attached here for users of this site interested in this new development in genealogy)
DNA SOURCE citations
#1 - John "4th Earl of Mar" ERSKINE - born: abt 1620 - Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (10x great grandfather)
Citation Information
Transcript
DNA MATCH WITH - John "4th Earl of Mar" ERSKINE and wife Jean Mackenzie - Burns Family Tree
Detail
DNA MATCH Web Address
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/12451993327/facts">http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/1245199332
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/12451993327/facts">7/facts
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#2 - Jean MACKENZIE Lady - born: 1640 - Seaforth, Scotland (10x great grandmother)
Citation Information
Transcript
DNA MATCH WITH - John "4th Earl of Mar" ERSKINE and wife Jean Mackenzie - Burns Family Tree
Detail
DNA MATCH Web Address
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/12451993334/facts">http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/1245199333
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/31306789/person/12451993334/facts">4/facts
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#3a - James "2nd Earl of Moray Jure Uxoris" STEWART - born: 1565 - Eday, Islands, Orkney, Scotland (13x great grandfather)
And
Elizabeth "2nd Countess of Moray Suo Jure" STUART - born: 1563 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (13x great grandmother)
Citation Information
Transcript
DNA MATCH - Shared Ancestor - Elizabeth "2nd Countess of Moray Suo Jure" STUART and James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray ------ Zwick Family Tree
Detail
DNA MATCH Web Address
http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/17918496/family/pedigree">http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/17918496/family/pedigree
#3b also Associated with the above ancestor.
Citation Information
Transcript
DNA MATCH - With James "2nd Earl of Moray Jure Uxoris" STEWART - Gater Family Tree - cousin connection through - Daniel Campbell born 1660
Detail
DNA MATCH Web Address
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/81807388/person/46452069897/facts">http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/81807388/person/4645206989
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/81807388/person/46452069897/facts">7/facts
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#4 - Archibald "7th Earl of Argyll" CAMPBELL - born about 1575 - Scotland
And
Agnes DOUGLAS - born about 1575 - Scotland
Citation Information
Transcript
DNA MATCH - Archibald "7th Earl of Argyll" CAMPBELL and Agnes Douglas - matched with Lowrie Family Tree
Detail
DNA MATCH Web Address
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/22014475/person/1169599077/facts">http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/22014475/person/1169599077
http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/22014475/person/1169599077/facts">/facts

(for all):
SOURCE
Source Information
Title
Ancestry DNA
Publisher Ancestry
REPOSITORY
Repository Information
Name
Ancestry.co.uk
Web Address
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/">http://www.Ancestry.co.uk 3


Mary married James GORDON of Cobairdy, son of Sir James GORDON 4th Laird of Park, 2nd Baronet and Margaret ELPHINSTONE. (James GORDON of Cobairdy was born about 1724 and died on 11 May 1773 in Aberdeen, Scotland 1.)


Sources


1 e-books, Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. North East Scotland by Frances McDonnell.

2 e-books, The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 63, Part 2.

3 e-mails, Stephen Dawe-Kuta 21 January 2016.


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