Charles Forbes

???? - 1835


The Chancery suit of Forbes v Adams heard in 1839 gives background on 'C. Forbes': the link with Charles Forbes is cemented through his ownership of Glasgow estate and the compensation claim for Manchester no. 72 under which the compensation for enslaved people hired on Glasgow was paid into the suit of Forbes v Adams. The account of the case gives Charles Forbes 'formerly of Jamaica but afterwards of Great Stanmore Middlesex', and dying 27/07/1835. Under Charles Forbes and Mary Clutterbuck's marriage settlement, two estates in Jamaica were to be used to raise £18,000 to invest in land in Britain to secure £600 p.a to Mary Forbes nee Clutterbuck after her husband's death. The couple however mortgaged the estates in 1818, and this was held to have invalidated her entitlement under the trust. No will or death record has yet been found for Charles Forbes.


The presence of George Atkinson as receiver links the Charles Forbes of Portland claim no. 231 (Norwich) to the Charles Forbes of Forbes v Adam in Manchester no. 72 (Glasgow).

Further Information

Mary Clutterbuck

Associated Claims (4)

£2,369 11s 2d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£3,017 0s 11d
Other association
£2,147 5s 8d
Other association
£764 4s 4d
Other association

Associated Estates (6)

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
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Lessee
1817 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1839 [EA] - → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Lessee

Addresses (1)

Great Stanmore, Middlesex, South-east England, England