Forbes, William, of Tolquhone

Biography: 7th Laird of Tolquhon, Aberdeenshire.



From Provenance Catalogue: The seventh laird, William succeeded his father in 1547. He added considerably to his patrimony, extending the castle greatly from 1584-9. At Tarves he endowed a hospital. A great book collector, he amassed a fine library which he valued greatly. He died before 1596. See Simpson, W.D, "Tolquhon Castle and its builder", in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. 72.

Biography Date: 1528-1596

Biography References: Drummond 298;


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