FORBES, JOHN [SSNE 6627]

Surname
FORBES
First name
JOHN

Text source

John Forbes was the son of Alexander Forbes of Boyndie in Aberdeenshire. He was a merchant and a member of the Aberdeen Lodge of Freemasons. He may have been a Quaker. John emmigrated to America in 1684 and settled in Perth Amboy in Jersey. He apparently returned two years later and had a military rank of captain.

D. Stevenson, The First Freemasons: Scotland's Early Lodges and their Members (Aberdeen, 1988), p.128.

Service record

AMERICAN COLONIES, NEW JERSEY, PERTH-AMBOY
Departed 1686-12-31
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE