Forbes family history
- I have just started researching my family history and have this
information for the site.
My grandmother Catherine Mary Forbes was born at 10 Seagate,
Peterhead on 7 May 1901. Her parents were George Forbes who I think
came from Aberdeen and Janet Smith who was from the Shetland Isles.
They had a large family and it seems that Catherine was the only one
born in Peterhead the rest were born in Shetland. I also know that
George Forbes was a cooper.
Tentative info also that I have is that George's parents were George
Forbes and Isabella Robertson but I have yet to verify this, and that
in 1881 George was living at 33 Longate, Peterhead with his wife, and
children Keith, George and Christina.
A fellow researcher has also sent me info from the IGI records of a
marriage on 7/10/1874 between a George Forbes and Isabella Milne
which further muddies the waters!