George Francis FORREST (1877-1914)

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George Francis FORREST was born on 11th Aug 1877 in Longdon, Worcestershire[1]. He was the third child of John FORREST and Eveline RODGER.

He was educated at Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland[2].

In 1910 he purchased Pegglesworth Estate, near Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire from his Uncle Charles Macintosh RODGER’s executors . The estate had been enlarged by Charles Macintosh Rodger to include a number of farms totalling 1,034 acres[3].

George Francis died on 28th Dec 1914 from Pulmonary Tuberculosis[4] and was buried on 31st Dec 1914 at St Peter’s Church, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire.


  1. General Register Office, Births, Upton, GRO Ref. 1877/Q3/6C/334
  2. Uppingham School Roll, 1824-1905 – Uppingham School (1906) p283
  3. A History of the County of Gloucester: volume 9 Bradley hundred. The Northleach area of the Cotswolds (2001) pp42-69
  4. General Register Office, Deaths, Northleach, GRO Ref. 1915/Q1/6A/681