William Forbes

???? - 1806


With George Forbes (q.v.), a major early purchaser of land and estates on Tobago. By 1773 the two men were shown as Present Proprietors of Courland Bay division (St David parish) Lots no. 33 (originally purchased by William Forbes 05/06/1770), no. 36 (also originally purchased by William Forbes 05/06/1770) which became part of Runnemede, and no. 42 (originally purchased by George Forbes 05/06/1770) which became Culloden. In 1773 William Forbes alone held three more Lots in Great River division (St Mary parish), nos. 15 and 16 (originally purchased by Rowland Green 19/03/1767) and no. 37 (originally purchased by George Forbes 05/06/1770), which together formed the Morne d'Or estate.

  1. May 5 1806 At Tobago [death of] William Forbes, Esq. of Culloden estate in that island.


'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 38-39, 40-41, 42-43 and 44-45.

  1. Scots Magazine Vol. 68 (1806) p. 565.

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1773 [SY] - 1773 [EY] → Joint owner

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