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This article is about the Forbes family related to US Senator John Kerry. For information about the Forbes family associated with Forbes magazine, see Forbes family (publishers). This article is about the Forbes family associated with Forbes magazine. ...


The Forbes family of China and Boston, of which US Senator John Forbes Kerry and John Murray Forbes are members, amassed a huge fortune in the China trade, initially trading North American furs and manufactured goods for tea and other goods from China. City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Office: Junior Senator, Massachusetts Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1985 – Present Preceded by: Paul Tsongas Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 11, 1943 Place of birth: Aurora, Colorado Marriage: (1) Julia Thorne, divorced (2) Teresa Heinz Kerry John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the... John Murray Forbes John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 - October 12, 1898), one of three brothers sent by their uncle to Canton, amassed a fortune in the opium trade and China trade during the Opium Wars. ... This article is on the economy of Mainland China. ... The term fur refers to the body hair of non-human mammals also known as the pelage (like the term plumage in birds). ...


Forbes also made a considerable fortune smuggling opium during the Opium Wars. The British wanted to keep a monopoly on supplying the Chinese with opium grown in India. However, during the Opium Wars the British ships were prevented from delivering their cargoes of opium and American ship owners such as Forbes, who could sail the final miles, made great amounts of money delivering the cargoes for the British. Forbes family members later engaged in other merchant banking and railroad investment projects around the world. Opium is a narcotic drug which is obtained from the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy . ... There were two Opium Wars between Britain and China. ...


Born in France, John Murray Forbes entered the China trade at the behest of his Perkins uncles, and after his brother Tom Forbes died, and thereafter John Murray Forbes was mentored by the Chinese merchant Houqua who considered Forbes to be like a son. Following John Murray Forbes into China were several brothers and cousins, including Francis Blackwell Forbes, the great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry. The Forbes family lived and traded in China at first due to a family connection with the Perkins family. Later, some of the Forbes family sold their China trading interests to the Russell and Company, a shipping empire which was headed by Robert Bennett Forbes, and was later associated with Yale's development and endowment. Yale's Skull and Bones society was founded by William H. Russell, one of the members of the wealthy Russell family, in 1832. Francis Blackwell Forbes (1839 - 1908) was a China merchant, opium trader and botanist. ... Office: Junior Senator, Massachusetts Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1985 – Present Preceded by: Paul Tsongas Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 11, 1943 Place of birth: Aurora, Colorado Marriage: (1) Julia Thorne, divorced (2) Teresa Heinz Kerry John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the... Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (September 18, 1804 - November 23, 1889), was a sea-captain, China merchant, ship-owner, and writer. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... Skull and Bones is the most well known of the so-called secret societies based at a university. ... William Huntington Russell (1809-1885) was a co-founder of the Skull and Bones society at Yale University in 1832, along with his classmate Alphonso Taft. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Dictionary of American Biography reports that the noted American ship captain Robert Bennet Forbes played "a prominent role in the outbreak of the Chinese Opium War." Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (September 18, 1804 - November 23, 1889), was a sea-captain, China merchant, ship-owner, and writer. ...


Several of the Forbes family cashed out of their dealings in China after the Opium War, and reinvested in Europe and the United States. Some of the population growth of Chicago and Midwestern Plains states in the middle to late 19th century was due to John Murray Forbes' railroad projects in Michigan and Chicago. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co., from Chicago west to the Pacific was built by John Murray Forbes who had perhaps a reputation for sound financial management amongst the railroad tycoons of the day. In 1879, William Forbes, son of John Murray Forbes, risked the fortune to financially back Alexander Graham Bell's telephone company, and become president of the company, a risk which paid off. Cameron Forbes used his wealth to become Governor General of the Philippines. His niece Ruth Forbes Paine Young tapped her Forbes family inheritance to finance the International Peace Academy. Her husband invented the Bell Helicopter used in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In a tiny footnote to history, Ruth Forbes Paine Young's son, Michael R. Paine, and his wife Ruth Paine, allowed Maria Oswald, the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, to live in their house as a family friend, and Oswald's rifle was stored for a time in the Paine's family garage. World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States and the largest inland city in the country, with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a scientist, inventor, and founder of the Bell Telephone Company. ... The Governor-General of the Philippines was the chief political executive of the Philippines from 1901 to 1935, during the period when they were governed by the United States of America. ... Categories: Aircraft stubs | Corporation stubs | U.S. aircraft manufacturers ... The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between communist and Vietnamese national forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most importantly the United States. ... Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, according to the conclusions of two government investigations into the assassination. ...


Many Forbes family members purchased estates in France and Massachusetts, and generally remain influential there, in local or national politics. John Forbes Kerry is a U.S. Senator and was a candidate for President of the U.S. Though he is a beneficiary of several Forbes family trusts (c. 2002), Kerry has not worked in the private sector for Forbes family business interests and has devoted his life to a career in public service. Kerry's first cousin and friend, Brice Lalonde, an environmentalist activist, is a French Green party politician who was a candidate for President of France in 1981 and currently mayor of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer near the Forbes family estate. State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Office: Junior Senator, Massachusetts Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1985 – Present Preceded by: Paul Tsongas Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 11, 1943 Place of birth: Aurora, Colorado Marriage: (1) Julia Thorne, divorced (2) Teresa Heinz Kerry John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the... Brice Lalonde (born February 10, 1946) is a former socialist and France, who ran for President of France in 1981. ... This article is about the green parties around the world. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... Saint-Briac, also known as Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, is a commune of the Ille-et-Vilaine département, in Brittany, France. ... Les Essarts is the Forbes family estate at Saint-Briac, France, and the international family seat of the descendants of James Grant Forbes (b. ...


Until recently, the Museum of the American China Trade in Boston was curated by a Forbes great-grandson, Dr. H. A. Crosby Forbes, an expert on Chinese porcelain. The museum was a monument to the China merchants and the great wealth accruing to Boston created in the China trade. The [renamed] Forbes House Charitable Trust now owns the Captain Forbes House Museum on Boston's South shore.


The Forbes family owns, through the family JM Forbes Naushon Island Trust, named for the wealthy John Murray Forbes, the private Naushon Island, part of the Elizabeth Islands NW of Martha's Vineyard and SW of Cape Cod. Naushon Island has been a Forbes family retreat for some time, where the China trade merchant John Murray Forbes and his family have summered for more than a century. ... The Elizabeth Islands, off the coast of Massachusetts The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands extending southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the United States. ... Marthas Vineyard is roughly triangular in shape, and is approximately 30 kilometers in length. ... Cape Cod Cape Cod (1033 km²) is an arm-shaped peninsula forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. ...


The Forbes family of China and Boston is descended from Scottish immigrants (See Forbes genealogy below for Sen. Kerry and other Forbes family members in America and ancestors in Scotland). Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ...

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Forbes family line in Scotland, beginning with Sir John De Forbes

The earliest record we have of the Forbes family is that of the marriage of Solvathius Forbes to Maravilla, daughter of King Gregory the Great, in 870 AD. Saint Gregory I, or Gregory the Great (called the Dialogist in Eastern Orthodoxy) (circa 540 - March 12, 604) was pope of the Catholic Church from September 3, 590 until his death. ...


There are various ideas concerning the origin of the Forbes surname, but the one most accepted is that the name was first assumed by a man named Ochonchar, from Ireland, who slew a ferocious bear in the district of Forbear. Forbear became spelled and pronounced as Forbes.


Probably the ancestors of the Forbes family

  • Solvathius Forbes (c. 850), married daughter of King Giric of Scotland
    • Christopher Forbes
      • Christopher Forbes
        • Duncan Forbes
          • Ochonchar Forbes
            • Fergus de Forbes
              • Alexander de Forbes
                • Duncan de Forbes

Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ...

Confirmed ancestors of the Forbes family

  • Sir John De Forbes, a man of rank and importance in the reign of William the Lion, of Scotland
  • Sir Fergus De Forbes, (b. before 1272)
  • Alexander De Forbes, (d. 1303, Loch Ness, Scotland), governor of Urquhart Castle in Moray, defended it 1304 against Edward I
  • Alexander De Forbes, (b. before 1303- killed 1332 while fighting at the side of David II in the Battle of Duplin)
  • Sir John of the "Black Lip" Forbes, (b. in Aberdeenshire, Scotland), 1332 - d. before November 20, 1406), m. to Margaret Kennedy
  • Sir William Forbes (Laird of Kynaldy), (1385 - killed January 25, 1445 at the battle of Arbroath), m. to Agnes Fraser
  • Sir Alexander Forbes (Laird of Kynaldy), (d. 1477), m. to Maria Hay
  • William Forbes, (b. in Pitsligo, Scotland, before 1477-), m. to Mariot Olgilvy
  • William Forbes, (b. in Dauch, Scotland, before 1500-), m. to Elizabeth Forbes
  • Alexander, 1st Forbes (Laird of Newe), (d. 1561), m. to Jean Lumsden
  • William, 2nd Forbes (Laird of Newe), (d. 1571), m. to Margaret Gordon
  • John "Blue Bonnet" 3rd Forbes (Laird of Newe), (d. 1616), m. to Isabel Burnet
  • Alexander, 4th Forbes (Laird of Newe), (d. 1654), m. to Janet Robertson
  • William, 5th Forbes (Laird of Newe) (d. 1698), m. to Helen Forbes
  • John Forbes (b. Descrie, Scotland, 1670 - 1739) m. to Margaret Farquharson
  • Archibald Forbes, (b. Deskrie, Scotland, 1713-1793, d. December 3, 1793, New Miln, of Keith, Scotland), m. to Henrietta Grant

William I (William the Lion, William Leo, William Dunkeld or William Canmore), (1142/1143 - December 4, 1214) reigned as King of Scotland from 1165 to 1214. ... Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness in Scotland along a strategic travel route between Fort William and Inverness. ... This article is about the region in Scotland. ... Edward I; illustration from Cassells History of England circa 1902. ... David II (March 5, 1324-February 22, 1371) king of Scotland, son of King Robert the Bruce by his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh (d. ... Introduction Aberdeenshire is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... The ruined Arbroath Abbey, built from local red sandstone. ... Keith Church Keith is a small town in the northeast of Scotland with a population of around 5000. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ...

Descendants of Archibald Forbes in the United States

  • Reverend John Forbes, (b. Strathdon, Scotland, 1740-1783), m. to Dorothy Murray, (b. Tower Hill, London, Great Britain, 1745-1811)
    • John Murray Forbes, (1771-1831)
    • Ralph Bennett Forbes, m. to Margaret Perkins (sister of Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins)
      • John Murray Forbes of China and Boston, b. France (1813-1898), m. to Sarah Swain Hathaway, (1813-1900)
        • John Malcom Forbes, (1847-1904), m. to Sarah Coffin Jones, (1852-1891)
          • Cpt. Gerrit Forbes, (1880-1964), m. 1st to Florence Emerson, (1882-1906), m. 2nd to Marthe De La Fruglaye, m. 3rd to Dita Weber
            • Helen Forbes, (1905-1911), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson)
            • Edith Forbes, (1906-....), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson)
            • Gordon Donald Forbes, (1915-....), (son of Gerrit Forbes and Marthe De La Fruglaye)
            • Marguerita Hoima Forbes, (1917-2001), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Marthe De La Fruglaye)
        • William Forbes, (1840-1896), m. to Edith Emerson, (1841-1928), daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson
          • Ralph Emerson Forbes (d. 1937), m. to Elise Cabot Forbes (daughter of Godfrey Lowell Cabot)
            • Ruth Forbes (1903-1998) m. 1st George Lyman Paine Jr, m. 3rd Arthur M. Young, inventor of the Bell Helicopter; Ruth founded International Peace Academy and Forbes family fellows
              • Cameron Paine
              • Michael R. Paine[1] (http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/paine_m1.htm.) b. June 25, 1928, NYC, m. Ruth Hyde Paine, Oswald family benefactors in whose garage family friend Lee Harvey Oswald stored rifle and in whose home Marina Oswald lived
          • William Cameron Forbes, (1870-1959), Gov. Gen. Philippines
          • Edith "Violet" Forbes
          • John Murray "Don" Forbes (Jr?)
          • Edward Waldo Forbes
          • Waldo Emerson Forbes
          • Alexander Forbes
        • Alice Hathaway Forbes (1838-)
        • Ellen Randolph Forbes (1838-)
        • Mary Hathaway Forbes (1844-)
        • John Malcolm Forbes (1847-1904), m. to Sarah Coffin Jones (1852-1891)
        • Sarah Forbes (1853-)
      • Captain Robert Bennett Forbes (1804-1889), m. to Rose Greene Smith (1798-1885)
        • Robert Bennett Forbes (1836-)
        • Edith Forbes (1842-), m. to Charles Eliot Perkins
        • James Murray Forbes (1845-), m. to Alice (Bowditch) Forbes
          • Allan Forbes (1874-)
          • Mary Bowditch Forbes (1878-) (founder of the Mary Bowditch Forbes Collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.)
          • Dorothy Forbes (1880-)
    • Thomas Forbes
    • Colonel James Grant Forbes, (b. British occupied Spanish Florida, St. Augustine, Florida, 1769), m. to Francis Elizabeth Blackwell
      • Reverend John Murray Forbes, (1807-1885), m. to Anne Howell, (d. 1849)
        • Francis Blackwell Forbes, (1839-1908), m. to Isabel Clarke Forbes, of China and France
          • James Grant Forbes, (b. Shanghai, China, October 22, 1879 - d. Paris April 24, 1955), m. to Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, (1880-1970)
            • James Forbes
            • Jock Forbes
            • Griselda Forbes
            • Angela Forbes
            • Eileen Forbes
            • Monica Forbes
            • Alistair Forbes
            • Ian Forbes
            • Iris Forbes, m. to Terence Armstrong (1920-1996) (British Arctic researcher)
              • Kevin Armstrong (teacher)
            • Fiona (Forbes) Lalonde m. Alain-Gauthier Lévy, later Lalonde (after name change)
              • Brice Lalonde, a French politician, who ran for President of France as the Green Party candidate in 1981
            • Rosemary Forbes Kerry, (b. Paris, October 27, 1913), m. to Richard Kerry
          • Francis Murray Forbes, (founder of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes)
            • Cynthia (Forbes) Lyman, m. to John Lowell Lyman
              • Griselda Lyman, m. to Duncan Alexander White
          • Ethel A. Forbes, b. 1880 Shanghai, China
          • Charles Stewart Forbes, b. 1879 Shanghai, China
          • Evelyn Forbes Potter

There is no connection between the descendants of Archibald Forbes and the family that publishes Forbes magazine, which was founded by Bertie Forbes. However, Bertie Forbes, born in New Deer, Scotland, is a descendant of the Forbes clan in Scotland. John Forbes (1740 - September 17, 1783) was a clergyman and magistrate in East Florida. ... John Murray Forbes John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 - October 12, 1898), one of three brothers sent by their uncle to Canton, amassed a fortune in the opium trade and China trade during the Opium Wars. ... John Murray Forbes John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 - October 12, 1898), one of three brothers sent by their uncle to Canton, amassed a fortune in the opium trade and China trade during the Opium Wars. ... Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was a famous American essayist and one of Americas most influential thinkers and writers. ... Godfrey Lowell Cabot (February 26, 1861 - November 2, 1962), was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the son of Samuel Cabot, a physician, and Hannah Lowell Jackson. ... Arthur Middleton Young (November 3, 1905–1995) was inventor of the Bell helicopter, as well as a cosmologist, philosopher and author. ... Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, according to the conclusions of two government investigations into the assassination. ... William Cameron Forbes (May 21, 1870 – December 24, 1959), was governor-general of the Philippines and an investment banker. ... Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (September 18, 1804 - November 23, 1889), was a sea-captain, China merchant, ship-owner, and writer. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th (1861–1865) President of the United States, and the first president from the Republican Party. ... James Grant Forbes (October 22, 1879 - April 24, 1955) was born in Shanghai, China, where the Forbes family of Boston amassed a fortune from the opium trade and merchant banking after the Opium Wars. ... Five flags have flown over St. ... John Murray Forbes John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 - October 12, 1898), one of three brothers sent by their uncle to Canton, amassed a fortune in the opium trade and China trade during the Opium Wars. ... Francis Blackwell Forbes (1839 - 1908) was a China merchant, opium trader and botanist. ... Isabel Clarke Forbes was the daughter of William Mather Clarke, a banker. ... James Grant Forbes (October 22, 1879 - April 24, 1955) was born in Shanghai, China, where the Forbes family of Boston amassed a fortune from the opium trade and merchant banking after the Opium Wars. ... Brice Lalonde (born February 10, 1946) is a former socialist and France, who ran for President of France in 1981. ... Rosemary Forbes Kerry (October 27, 1913 - November 14, 2002), born Rosemary Isabel Forbes in Paris, was a daughter of James Grant Forbes of the Forbes family of China and Boston. ... Office: Junior Senator, Massachusetts Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1985 – Present Preceded by: Paul Tsongas Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 11, 1943 Place of birth: Aurora, Colorado Marriage: (1) Julia Thorne, divorced (2) Teresa Heinz Kerry John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Cabot, Cabot & Forbes was founded by Francis Murray Forbes in 1897 as a real estate management firm. ... Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ... Bertie Charles Forbes (May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a financial journalist and author who founded Forbes Magazine. ... Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the heraldry and Coat...


Sources

  • Life and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, ed. by Sarah Forbes Hughes, Two Volumes, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899.
  • An American Railroad Builder: John Murray Forbes, by Henry Pearson, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1911.
  • Forbes: Telephone Pioneer, by Arthur Pier, 1953.
  • The Bingham Genealogy Project, by Doug Bingham, http://www.pa.uky.edu/~shapere/dkbingham/d0007/g0000017.html, 2003

External link

  • The Ancestors of Sen. John Forbes Kerry (b. 1943) (http://hometown.aol.com/wreitwiesn/candidates2004/kerry.html)

This article contains content from HierarchyPedia (http://www.hierarchypedia.com) article Forbes family (http://www.hierarchypedia.com/~hierarch/wiki/index.php/Forbes_family), used here under the GNU Free Documentation License (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html).


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