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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #9 on: Friday 15 October 21 11:55 BST (UK) »
I note on family search there were a number of deaths in Middlesex for an Alexander Forbes
1769 - 1788, sadly no detail, might be worth checking the burials on FindMyPast or ancestry.

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Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #10 on: Friday 15 October 21 12:15 BST (UK) »
Christian Forbes
Birth 1738
Burial 23 September 1816
St Andrew's Church, Chichester, Sussex

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Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #11 on: Friday 15 October 21 12:26 BST (UK) »
I have just checked on FindMyPast & ancestry, unable to see details but I note one Alexander Forbes married 1767 Middlesex a Large number of ladies named Christian also married in Middlesex same year. Might be worth a look?

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Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.


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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 16 October 21 07:55 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the follow up Colin. Yes I notied there were marriages for Alexanders & Christians but no joint marriages identifiable! For those with just one party mentioned how can I trace the respective partners? I notice the reference (thanks to jonw65) to Alexander having been a stay-maker in Chichester. I believe this was actually a corset-maker. The couple's daughter Margaret married there to George Collins (from Hampshire) in 1788. I guess this was not surprising as she was born there. The reference to George having been a widower is curious. I know nothing of his first short lived marriage? Cheers, Rob

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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 16 October 21 08:02 BST (UK) »
Christian Forbes
Birth 1738
Burial 23 September 1816
St Andrew's Church, Chichester, Sussex

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Christian Forbes buried at Chichester 1816 age 78
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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 16 October 21 08:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie. Christian certainly lived a to a decent age, considering the times she lived in. Rob

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Re: Margaret FORBES - Sussex origin or elsewhere in England? 1760s
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 16 October 21 08:51 BST (UK) »
There is a very long shot marriage in New Jersey, USA
19 Nov 1762
Alexander Forbes, 42nd Regiment, and Christien McKensey

From ancestry. Also on FamilySearch, different spellings of her name, Christeen Mckewsey, McKenzey (one entry suggests she might have been a widow)

Could he have been the chap born Inverness-shire, discharged to pension 13 April 1764, age 29, with a disabled right hand?
All a bit unlikely, I'm afraid.