FORBES Family Bible *Forbes Message Boards
Small handwritten piece of paper attached inside the front cover:
Burton on Trent
Husband: Hugh FORBES
Born: 9th May 1858,
Wife: Maggie WALKER
Born: 21st October 1858.
Married: 30th September 1885.
13 Caledonia Crescent
born 18 September 1886.
Born 22 August
Burton on Trent 1888.
Born 15 October 1891,
Burton on Trent
Hugh John FORBES
born 16 February 19??
Burton on Trent.
SORROW IN THE MEMORY OF
John FORBES 9 Jan 1883.
Isabella FORBES 16 Jan 1899.
Margaret FORBES 4 Nov 1899.
Alexander FORBES 14 May 1916.
Footnotes: This UK Family Bible was being auctioned by Ebay seller: snappyauctions15 on December 21, 2006.
The pages from this Bible have been scanned and can be viewed at Forbes Bible Images
A quick search of the 1891 census records at Ancestry.co.uk turns up the following census data on this family.
Staffordshire County, Burton on Trent, Christ Church, Page 30
Hugh FORBES, head, married, age 32, Port Queens Watchman, born Scotland.
Margaret FORBES, wife, married, age 33, born Scotland.
Isabella FORBES, daughter, age 4, born Staffordshire, Burton on Trent.
Alexander FORBES, son, age 2, born Staffordshire, Burton on Trent.
John B. KIRBY, boarder, single, age 34, taylors assistant, Yorkshire (town not known).
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