George Forsyth

1786 - 30th Jan 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Ellice Kinnear (q.v.).

  1. Notice in the London Gazette: "Appeal for persons entitled to estate of Michael Jackson of Jersey, William Jackson his brother, or Eleanor Forsyth his niece, who married George Forsyth on 17/08/1830 and  was one of the children of David Forsyth.  She is believed to have been born in St Petersburg and for some time to have lived in Leadenhall Steet and to have died there." Birth of Eleanor Forsyth St Petersburg, Russia, 27/06/1805, baptised  at the British Chaplaincy, St Petersburg, 20/07/1805, father David Forsyth, mother Ann. Marriage in Aberdeen 17/08/1830: "By the Revd Bishop Skinner were lawfully married in St Andrew's Chapel Aberdeen after due Proclamation of Banns George Forsyth Esquire Merchant in London at present residing in Aberdeen & Mifs Eleanor Forsyth in Aberdeen daughter of David Forsyth Esquire in Aberdeen in presence of a Competant No of Witnefses." At the time of their marriage, they already had a two month old daughter Catherine, born 27/06/1830, baptised 16/03/1832 at St Peter's, Cornhill, London. Son George Dunbar Forsyth born 19/09/1832 and baptised 20/10/1832 at St Peter's, buried 16/02/1833 age 5 months. Eleanor Forsyth was buried at St Peter's on 06/12/1833 aged 29, presumably having died in childbirth. Her third child, also called Eleanor, an "infant", was buried three days later, 09/12/1833, at St Peter's.

  2. George Forsyth appears in the 1851 census at 145 Leadenhall Street, age 64, merchant, born in Huntley[sic], Aberdeenshire, living with his daughter Cath Forsyth, age 19, born in Dorking, Surrey.

  3. Notice in the Times: George Forsyth late of Leadenhall Street died aged 73 at Torrington Square 1860. The will of George Forsyth late of Leadenhall Street and of Torrington Square merchant was proven 29/03/1860, effects under £450. In 1886, the will having been left unadministered by his executrix Catherine Robertson (nee Forsyth), administration was granted to Thomas Robertson for the personal estate of £97 17s 6d.

  4. The likely birth for George Forsyth, given that the dates and place match and the mother's maiden name is the same as the middle name of his son, is that of George Forsyth, baptised 28/02/1786 in Huntly, parents Alexander Forsyth and Margaret Dunbar.


  1. London Gazette, Issue 27917, 29/05/1906, p. 3792. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Marriages 168/0A 280 6590; batch no. C95001-1; batch no. C00156-2, mother's name given as Ellen Forsyth;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. Times 02/02/1860 p. 1; National Probate Calendar 1860 and 1886.

  4. General Register Office for Scotland 202 010 0169.

Further Information

Eleanor Forsyth
Catherine (1830-), George Dunbar (1832-1833), Eleanor (1833-1833)

Associated Claims (11)

£1,830 3s 10d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,228 3s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,931 5s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,755 3s 6d
£343 13s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£310 2s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£385 11s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,906 1s 0d
£2,095 10s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,904 0s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£1,415 14s 10d
Awardee (Assignee)

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
1825 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Perth and Inverness [1846426]  
Firm Investment
Ellice Kinnear
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (1)

Other relatives
Notes →
Probably uncle and nephew, possibly...

Addresses (2)

145 Leadenhall Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Torrington Square, London, Middlesex, London, England