David James FORREST (1842-1876)

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David James FORREST was born on 4th April 1842 and baptised on 13th May 1842 at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh[1]. He was the first son of John FORREST and Jessie Bathgate WATSON.

He died on 9th April 1876 at Monkton House in Musselborough after suffering from phthisis (tuberculosis) for 18 months[2][3][4]

Places of Residence

1876: Monkton House, Musselbrough[3]

Monkton House circa 2008
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  1. Old Parochial Register, Births, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0350 0679
  2. Statutory Register, Deaths, Ref. 689/00 0063
  3. 3.0 3.1 Last Will and Testament of David James Forrest (1876) Ref. SC70/4/163 Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills
  4. Inventory of David James Forrest (1876) Ref. SC70/1/180 Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories