Philip Forsyth

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Claimant or beneficiary


The identity of this man has only tentatively been established. He was shown as of St Thomas-in-the-East in the compensation records, but it appears likely that he was Philip Forsyth notary public of Nithside near Dumfries who died there 1837 aged 80, who had been in Jamaica where he married in 1795, and who had a son Philip (1800-1873) born in Jamaica also of Nithside. It has been suggested to us that a 'Philip Forsyth' was the grandson of Ambrose Carter (q.v.) of Barking Lodge and his first wife Susanna Julia Raffles: if so then this must refer to the younger Philip Forsyth (1800-1873), implying that the elder Philip Forsyth (c. 1757-1837) married the daughter of Ambrose Carter. Philip Forsyth (1757-1837) is known to have married an Elizabeth in Jamaica in 1795 while Ambrose Carter is known [from a codicil to his father-in-law Thomas Raffles's will of 1784] to have had a daughter named Elizabeth.


Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Memorial Inscriptions [accessed 11/05/2017]

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (2)

£963 14s 9d
£2,923 2s 9d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1810 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Local Government
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Relationships (2)

Other relatives
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Father → Son
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Addresses (1)

Nithside, Dumfries (near), Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland