Forbes Papers. Maps and plans- Herbertshire Estates
Forbes of Callendar
Maps and plans of estate lands, farms, and farm buildings, mineral plans and plans of Herbertshire Castle laundry
The Forbes family originated in Aberdeenshire and ran a coppersmith business in Aberdeen. In the 1760s and 1770s the business expanded to London where William Forbes established a separate coppersmith business. In 1783 William Forbes purchased Callendar and Almond Estates and later purchased Herbertshire Estate near Denny, Sanquhar Estates near Prestwick, Ayrshire and Earlstoun Estate in Dumfries.
There have been six successive William Forbes of Callendar: William (1743-1815); William (1806-1855); William (1833-1871); Charles William (1871-1948), William Dudley Henry Charles (1902-1977) and William Frederick (b. 1933).
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