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Clergyman

John Forbes, British clergyman. member Fla.

Background

Forbes, John was born in 1740 in Strathdon, Scotland, circa. Son of Archibald Forbes.

Education

Master of Arts, University Aberdeen (Scotland), 1763.

Career

Recommended for ordination to the bishop of Church of England. Licensed as minister Anglican Church, sent to St. Augustine, East Florida, 1764. Only English clergyman in East Florida during most of British occupation (a church built in St. Augustine during his stay).

Became member Florida Colonial Council, 1771. Judge surrogate Vice-Admiralty Court, also assistant judge Court Justices of Common Law, interim chief justice, 1776-1777. Returned to England, 1783.

Membership

Member Fla.

Connections

Married Dorothy Murray, February 2, 1769. Children: James Grant, John Murray, Ralph Bennet.

father:
Archibald Forbes. Forbes

spouse:
Dorothy Murray

children:
James Grant Forbes

John Murray Forbes

Ralph Bennet Forbes