William Forsyth

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably but not certainly the son of Philip Forsyth (c. 1757-1837) of Nithside Dumfries. William Forsyth was shown as the attorney of Philip Forsyth for Ladyfield and Barking Lodge c. 1832.

  1. 'On the next stone we observe a lengthened obituary, comprising the names of William Forsyth ; his wife, Christina Shaw; and the whole of their children, seven in number. Mr. Forsyth was brother of the late Mr. Philip Forsyth of Nithside [1800-1873] and like him a gentleman of intelligence and worth. After spending his earlier years as a West India planter, he resided on his estate at Ladyfield, Dumfries, where he died 29th November 1846, aged 49 : of his issue, Mary died at 16, Eliza at 27, Frances at 18, Philip at 17, Leonora at 7, Christina Jane at 22 ; the last survivor being Ambrose, a fine young man, who, dying in Jamaica, 28th February 1870, at the age of 30, lies buried there, remote from kindred dast. Joseph Forsyth of Baffles, died 25th December 1825, aged 80 ; and his wife, Jane Costine, are named on another portion of the edifice.'


William M'Dowall, Memorials of St Michael's, the Old Parish Churchyard of Dumfries (1876) p. 120.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£84 6s 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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Ladyfield East [Purchased] 
description →
Country house near Dumfries, purchased c. 1842 by William Forsyth ('who 'spent most of his working life abroad') and extensively remodelled....

Relationships (1)

Son → Father
Notes →
Tentatively identified relationship...

Addresses (1)

Ladyfield East, Dumfries (near), Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland