Forbes, John

Education

Student United College 1815-1816 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1816-1817 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. 1; Log. 1817-1818 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Prov.; Ethics 1818-1819 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Physics. Greek class luminator, 1815. Part bursary, 1817.

Student St Mary’s College 1819-1822, 1822-1823 occ, 1823-1824 occ. Part bursary, 1819. D.D. 15.4.1837.

Birth/childhood

Born 14.4.1800 son of Peter Forbes, portioner, Dunkeld and Isabella Robertson.

Career

Licensed by Perth presbytery 1825.

Minister Hope Park Chapel, Edinburgh 1826-1828. St Paul’s, Glasgow 1828-1843. St Paul’s Free Church. 1843- 25.12.1874 (died).

LL.D. Glasgow University 1840. Publications. Mathematician.

Bequeathed £1,500 to United College.

Death

[Died 25.12.1874.]

Sources

  • UYUC400:15.11.1817
  • UYSM400/3/345
  • UYUY674 J.M. McCulloch
  • Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • Deaths Reg. Blythswood, Glasgow 1874/671
  • Monumental inscription, Moulin