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Thursday, March 14, 2013

22nd Lord Forbes, KBE 1918-2013

_.The 22nd Lord Forbes, KBE, Premier Lord in the Peerage of Scotland, of Castle Forbes, Aberdeenshire, died 5 March, 2013. He was 95. Nigel Ivan Forbes was born 19 Feb, 1918, son of the 21st Lord Forbes (1882-1953) by his wife the former Lady Mabel Anson (d 1972), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Lichfield; succeeded to the Lordship of Forbes (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445) on his father's demise, 26 Nov, 1953; married 23 May, 1942, the Hon Rosemary Katharine Hamilton-Russell (b 1 Apr, 1921), dau of the 9th Viscount Boyne (1864-1942), by his wife the former Lady Margaret Selina Lascelles, dau of the 5th Earl of Harewood, &c. Lord Forbes was appointed KBE (1960). Was Min of State, Scottish Office, 1958-59; was a Representative Peer for Scotland, 1955-63; JP and DL for Aberdeenshire. He and Lady Forbes had issue. The Lordship passes to his elder son, the Hon Malcolm Nigel Forbes, Master of Forbes, who was born 6 May, 1946.

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