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Notes on Christian Forbes

Reference: Davidson, John, Rev., Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch; A. Brown & Co., Aberdeen 1878.

Page 210: 1622, 8 January. - Christian Forbes, Lady Caskieben, departit this life, of age three score and sixteen years.

Page 224: John Johnston's "godlie verteous" life has been noticed, and his death at Ardiharrall, 4th February, 1613-14. His mother, the old lady of Caskieben, Christian Forbes - who saw her husband, her oldest son, and both his wives, all laid in the grave - lived herself until 1622, attaining the age of seventy-six, notwithstanding the burdens of maternity recorded of her in the family history, that she "buir ane fair bearntyne" to her husband. The provision required for the six sons and seven daughters, who of her children attained maturity, dilapidated the once extensive estate, and along with further alienations required for John Johnston's family, prepared the way for his son, the first baronet, being likewise the last proprietor of Caskieben.

Page 449: George Johnston of that Ilk and Caskieben succeeded his grandfather in 1548, and died in 1593 (p. 164). He married Christian Forbes, daughter of William, 7th Lord Forbes, who survived him until 1622. They had six sons and seven daughters.
1. - John, his heir.
2. - Gilbert, married to Marjory, daughter of John Leslie of Wardes (p. 177).
3. - George, married to Agnes Lundy, daughter of the Laird of Conland, in Fife.
4. - Mr. Thomas, Dean of Guild of Aberdeen, in 1618 and 1620.
5. - Dr. Arthur, Medicus Regius, the Latin poet (p. 165), born 1587.
6. - Dr. William, the first Professor of Mathematics in Marischal College, Aberdeen (p. 164).
7. - Margaret, married, 1st, to Skene of Skene; 2ndly, to Duncan Forbes (son of Moneymusk), Laird of Lethinty in the Garioch, and of Balnagask in the Mearnes.
8. - Isabel, married, to Mr. Peter Blackburn, Bishop of Aberdeen (p. 164).
9. - Agnes, married to Robert Johnston of Crimond (p. 251).
10. - Janet, married to Robert Johnston of Caiesmill.
11. - Barbara, married to Mr. Robert Elphinston of Kinbroun. Her brother, John Johnston, granted them a charter, in feu ferm, of Kinbroun and half of Badechash, 22nd January, 1606.
12. - Helen, married to the Laird of Boddom.
13. - Jean, married to Thomas Johnston of Middle Disblair.