Person NameForbes family; of Callendar
Epithetof Callendar
ActivityThe Forbes family originated in Aberdeenshire and ran a coppersmith business in Aberdeen. In the 1760s and 1770s the business expanded to London, where William Forbes (1743-1815) established a separate coppersmith business. Callendar House, Falkirk, was bought in 1783 by William Forbes and was owned by his descendants until 1963 when it was sold along with parts of Callendar Park to Falkirk Town Council. The family also owned estates in Earlstoun, Dumfries, and Sanquhar, Ayrshire, and continue to own Callendar Estates in the Falkirk area.The second William Forbes (1806-1855) was MP for Stirlingshire from 1835-37 and 1841-1855.
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