Forbes, John


Student United College 1824-1825 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1825-1826 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. 1; Log. 1826-1827 Lat. Prov.; Ethics 1827-1828 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Physics; Pol. Econ. (Ternar).

Student St Mary’s College 1828-1831, 1832-1833 occ. Part bursary, 1829, 1830, 1831.


Born 29.9.1805 son of Daniel Forbes, copper smith, Aberfeldy and Perth and Isabella Walker.

Attended Perth Grammar School.


Also at Glasgow University Divinity Hall and Edinburgh University.

Licensed by Weem presbytery.

Minister at Symington (Biggar) 1840 - 4.7.1880 (died).

Professor of medical Greek and Latin, Andersonian University, Glasgow. Member of Council of British Association. [University professor]

Published magazine articles.


[Died 4.7.1880.]


  • UYSM400/4/90, 102, 123
  • UYUY315/1
  • Chalmers, Class list, New College CHA6.14.1-4
  • Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae
  • St Andrews University 1877
  • Deaths Reg. Symington 1880/4