John FORREST (1817-1855)

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John FORREST was born on 12th August 1817 in St Andrews, Edinburgh and baptised 11th September 1817[1]. He was the only child of David FORREST and Helen KIDD

John was a clerk in the National Bank of Scotland.

Family

On 23rd March 1841 in St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, John married, firstly, Jessie Bathgate WATSON, daughter of James WATSON, Merchant in Edinburgh[2]. They had issue:

i. David James FORREST, born on 4th April 1842 and baptised on 13th May 1842 at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh[3]


On 3rd June 1851 in St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, John married secondly, Elizabeth Broomfield DUNCAN, fifth daughter of William DUNCAN, writer to the Signet in Edinburgh[4]. They had issue:

ii. William Duncan FORREST, born on 16th April 1852 and baptised on 18th May 1842 at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh[5]
iii. Sylvester Helen FORREST, born on 4th April 1853 and baptised on 27th June 1853 at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh[6] but died 10 months later.[7][8].
iv. John FORREST, born on 18th January 1855[9] but died at 15 months on the 10th April 1856 after suffering for five weeks with bronchitis terminating with hydrocephalus (water on the brain)[7].

John died on 2nd July 1855 after suffering for 6 months with phthisis (tuberculosis)[8][10].

References

  1. Old Parochial Register, Births, Edinburgh, OPR Ref. 685/001 0420 0150
  2. Old Parochial Register, Marriages, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0440 0534
  3. Old Parochial Register, Births, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0350 0679
  4. Old Parochial Register, Marriages, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0470 0285
  5. Old Parochial Register, Births, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0360 0678
  6. Old Parochial Register, Births, St Cuthbert's, OPR Ref. 685/002 0370 0062
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statutory Register, Deaths, Ref. 685/07 0144
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statutory Register, Deaths, Ref. 685/03 0434
  9. Statutory Register, Births, Ref. 685/03 0034
  10. Inventory of John Forrest (1856) Ref. SC70/1/90 Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories