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FORBES, William 2nd of Rires, Sir
(About 1478-)
(About 1482-)
LUNDY, William of that Ilk, Sheriff of Fife, Sir
(About 1457-1528)
HEPBURN, Elizabeth
(About 1460-)
FORBES, George 3rd of Rires, Sir
(About 1498-)
LUNDY, Margaret
(About 1498-)
FORBES, Elizabeth of Rires, 'Lady Towie'
(About 1535-1584)


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1. FORBES, John of Towie

2. MENZIES, Thomas of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, Sir

FORBES, Elizabeth of Rires, 'Lady Towie' 1 2 3 4

  • Born: About 1535
  • Marriage (1): FORBES, John of Towie after 1571 1
  • Marriage (2): MENZIES, Thomas of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, Sir 2 3
  • Died: 22 January 1584 2

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Elizabeth married John FORBES of Towie, son of Alexander FORBES of Towie and Janet GORDON, after 1571.1 (John FORBES of Towie was born about 1515 and died before 1582 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"... the sd. John Forbes of Towie, after the murder of Margaret Campbell, married Forbes, daughter to the Reires, who did bear to him Arthur Forbes, Livetenant Colonell Mackay, who dyed in Germanie, with his son, Capt.Arthur..."

from Family of Forbes 1

Elizabeth next married Sir Thomas MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, son of Gilbert MENZIES of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen and Marjory CHALMERS.2 3 (Sir Thomas MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen was born about 1502 and died in December 1576 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Chronicle of Aberdeen, under date 20th September, 1551, records that, after a wedded life of twenty-nine years, 'Marione Reid, spouse to Thomas Menzies, prouest of Aberdeen, departitt' this life. From the same source we learn that Menzies took for his second wife Elizabeth Forbes, by whom he was survived. Provost Menzies died in December, 1576, while the following entry records the death of his second wife - 'Elisabetht Forbes, Lady Towe, and spouse to Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddellis, and prouest of Aberdeen, departtit the xxij. day Januar,1584-[85]yeris.' "

from Aldermen and Provosts

"John (Forbes 2nd of Towie) died before 1582; his widow married, secondly, Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddels."

from Venitap 2 3


1 e-books, Genealogy of the Family of Forbes from the account of Mathew Lumsden 1580 ed. William Forbes (1819).

2 e-books, Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts, Lord Provosts of Aberdeen 1272-1895 by A. M. Munro (1897).

3 Internet Site, citing Source: The House of Forbes, ed. Alistair & HenriettaTayler, Aberdeen, 1937, p. 439.

4 e-books, History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick by John A. Henderson (1890).

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