FORBES, Edward and Alexander - Extra Data


(members of PARKER's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Edward says he was born in Longford, Ireland, and was "about one hundred years old" when he died in 1870, although he was almost certainly younger than this.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of daughter Jane says she was born in Longford, Ireland and that her parents were Edward and Harriet FORBES


1819 Correspondence by John ARMSTRONG says that Edward FORBES had two children, although The Settler Handbook only lists Alexander.  The Settler Returns also list an infant named Harriet.


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Jane daughter of Edward FORBES and Harriet McDOWEL was baptised 21 April 1816 in Templemichael, Co. Longford (born 4 March 1816)

Alexander son of Edward FORBES and Margaret [sic] McDOWEL was baptised 1 June 1817 in Templemichael, Co. Longford (born 26 May 1817)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Alexander says his parents were Alexander and Jane FORBES


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Alexander FORBES married Jane WILLIAMS  on 30 September 1780 in Templemichael, Co. Longford, Ireland



John son of Alexander FORBES and Elizabeth CLARKE was baptised 12 January 1817 in Templemichael, Co. Longford (born 10 January 1817)



Edward and Alexander were also probably the brothers of Catherine FORBES, who married John ARMSTRONG, also in PARKER's Party