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Forbes Family
« on: Monday 30 July 18 21:07 BST (UK) »
Hi I am trying to find out information about the children of John Forbes 1810 Leochel  Aberdeenshire Scotland and his wife Catherine Bain 1811. I want to know if he had a son called Alexander and if he had where Alexander was born. Thanks

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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 July 18 21:41 BST (UK) »
Hello
FamilySearch has children,
Charles  1836
Isobel  1838
John  1840.
Can't see any more children. nor can I see them in 1841, though there is an Isobel in Leochel  with a Widow Forbes aged 60.

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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 July 18 22:28 BST (UK) »
Is this them in 1841?  All b Aberdeenshire

John Forbes    30 merchant
Catherine 30
Chas 4
John 1
Isabella Stronach    15
Jessie Stronach    18
Barbra Stronach    10

Old Machar ED 30 Page 22 Line 1010
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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 July 18 22:31 BST (UK) »
In 1851 they are transcribed as Forbis and only John aged 17 is in household with John & Catherine.  Still in Old Machar and all are shown as b Aberdeen Aberdeenshire

Where did you get the info from that they may have had a son called Alexander?
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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 July 18 22:41 BST (UK) »
Someone elseís public tree on ancestry.com has many of the same people. On this particular tree Alexanderís parents are listed as John forbes and Catherine Bain from Scotland though Alexander was born in Londonderry 1843 Northern Ireland. Alexander is my great grandfather. I cannot find any information about his parents. He is in the 1901 and 1911 census listed as living in Belfast. I was hoping the other tree was my missing link but canít find any proof. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 July 18 23:10 BST (UK) »
Hmm...

Something not adding up?

Son John aged 1 in 1841 but 17 in 1851 rather than 11 or close too?

I also find it odd for a child, namely Alexander born 1843 not to be with his parents in 1851 unless he can be found with relatives/neighbour/friends?

Not too sure what to think for now though  :-\

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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 July 18 23:18 BST (UK) »
Someone elseís public tree on ancestry.com has many of the same people.

Please do not be persuaded into believing anything you have no proof of as many people accept 'hints' believing them to be correct!
Ancestry match names/dates but I don't think location is considered ie. up to the individual who accepts the hint to prove there's a link.

What was the occupation of Alexander's father on his marriage/death?
Have you traced the 'supposed' siblings from the census' in Scotland to compare their details on marriages/deaths for the occ. of their father John?

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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 July 18 23:21 BST (UK) »
Never trust info from somebody elseís tree as it can be  incorrect.  Always do your own research

When and where did Alexander marry?  Who did he marry?  Would his marriage cert have his parents names and motherís maiden name?
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Re: Forbes Family
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 July 18 00:26 BST (UK) »
The furthest back on my family tree Iíve got is my great granda Alexander forbes born 1843 in Londonderry. The census in 1901 says he was 56 and born in Londonderry and his wife was Margaret Louisa age 27 born in England. They lived in Galwally Breda Down at this time. In the house also lived Alexanderís brother John age 61 not married, Alexanderís  children David aged 1 and Alexander (My granda) aged 3, and Matilda born in Scotland who is listed as Alexanderís sister in law aged 11. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I knew not to trust the other tree but was curious I case it was correct.