John Forbes Edit Profile
Master of Arts, University Aberdeen (Scotland), 1763.
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.
Married Dorothy Murray, February 2, 1769. Children: James Grant, John Murray, Ralph Bennet.