Rev. Morris Forsyth

27th Jan 1771 - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of William Forsyth (1721-) and Jean Phynn. Born 27/01/1771; minister to the church at Mortlach; married Isabella daughter of James Donaldson of Kinairdie.

  2. The Rev. Morris Forsyth, Minister of the Gospel at Mortlach, died at Huntly in the 67th year of his age and the 33d year of his ministry in 1838.

  3. Co-executor with (and possibly uncle of) George Forsyth (q.v.) of James Forsyth, late of Landowne Place St Pancras. In the will of James Forsyth proved 02/08/1825 he identified Rev. Morris Forsyth as his brother, together with Alexander Forsyth of Huntly: he also identified George Forsyth lately of St Petersburg but now of London as his cousin, although the George Forsyth of the compensation records was probably the son of Alexander, and hence the nephew of James Forsyth and Morris Forsyth.

  4. In the will of the Rev. Morris Forsyth Minister of Mortlach, Banffshire proved 23/06/1838, he nominated his wife Isabella Donaldson and his brother Alexander Forsyth 'residing in Huntly' as two of his four executors.


  1. Frederic Gregory Forsyth, Memorial of the family of Forsyth de Fronsac [Boston: J. S. Parkhill & Co., 1903].

  2. Lachlan Shaw, enlarged and brought down to the present time by J. F. S. Gordon, The History of the Province of Moray 3 Vols [London: Hamilton Adams & Co., and Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison, 1882] Vol. 2.

  3. T71/884; T71/1242.

  4. PROB 11/1896/371.

Further Information

Isabella Donaldson
Church of Scotland

Associated Claims (5)

£3,755 3s 6d
£343 13s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,906 1s 0d
£2,095 10s 4d
Deceased claimant successful
£2,904 0s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

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
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
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Probably uncle and nephew, possibly...

Addresses (1)

Mortlach, Dufftown, Banffshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland