George Clarke Forbes

???? - 1827


Slave-owner on Nevis, apparently resident. Son of George Forbes and Mary Forbes nee Clarke.

  1. George Clarke Forbes married Jane Smithson at St Giles in the Fields, Holborn June 1801. It was Jane Forbes (q.v.) who received compensation for the estate.

  2. When he died in 1827, he was the Solicitor-General of the Island of Nevis. He had previously been the Attorney-General of Tortola, according to the testimony of John Dougan, a navy agent who was in Tortola in 1806-8. In testimony given during the same trial, a case of forgery at the Old Bailey in 1816, the London merchant Thomas Latham (q.v.) testified that he had 'very large concerns' both with George Clarke Forbes and his father.


  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; T71/882 Nevis claim no. 19.

  2. PROB 11/1727; [accessed 01/02/2012].

Further Information


The will of George Clarke Forbes Solicitor-General of the Island of Nevis proved 09/06/1827. PROB 11/1727/104

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
1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Grandson → Grandfather
Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Mother