David FORREST (1789-1823)

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David FORREST, Solicitor of the Supreme Court, was born on 3rd March 1789 in Stirling[1]. He was the first child of John FORREST and Elizabeth GLAS


In St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, he married on 8th July 1815 Hellen KIDD[2]. Hellen was born on 29th June 1791 and baptised on 12th July 1791 at Leith North, the daughter of Captain Robert KIDD and Isabel BURREL[3].

Together they had issue:

i. John FORREST, born on 12th August 1817 in St Andrews, Edinburgh and baptised 11th September 1817[4].

David died on 13th November 1823 in Edinburgh[5][6][7][8] and his wife Hellen died on 25th October 1825 in Leith, Edinburgh[9].


  1. Old Parochial Register, Births, Stirling, OPR Ref. 490/0030 0307
  2. Old Parochial Register, Marriages, St Cuthbert’s, OPR Ref. 685/002 0190 0160
  3. Old Parochial Register, Births, Leith North, OPR Ref. 692/001 0030 0369
  4. Old Parochial Register, Births, Edinburgh, OPR Ref. 685/001 0420 0150
  5. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine –William Blackwood (Vol XIV July-December 1823) p742
  6. Last Will and Testament of David Forrest (1825) Ref. CC8 8 151 Edinburgh Commissary Court
  7. Inventory of David Forrest (1825) Ref. SC70 1 33 Edinburgh Sheriff Court
  8. Inventory of David Forrest (1826) Ref. SC70 1 34 Edinburgh Sheriff Court
  9. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine –William Blackwood (Vol XIX January-June 1826) p103