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TITLE
Duncan Forbes of Culloden, Lord President
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_679
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1740s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30972
KEYWORDS
Duncan Forbes of Culloden
Forbes family
Culloden
lairds
clans
Jacobites
Hanovarians
Highland Regiments
Duncan Forbes of Culloden, Lord President

Duncan Forbes of Culloden (1685-1747), was an eminent lawyer and Lord President of the Court of Session between 1737 and 1747. He became the 5th Laird of Culloden on the death of his brother in 1734.
Duncan Forbes proposed the creation of Royal Highland regiments to prevent clan uprisings. He was a loyal pro-government supporter and spent a considerable sum of his own money helping to fund the Duke of Cumberland's forces in the '45 Jacobite Rising. Despite being a strong government supporter, Forbes opposed the brutal treatment of the Highlanders after the battle of Culloden.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Duncan Forbes of Culloden, Lord President

1740s

Duncan Forbes of Culloden; Forbes family; Culloden; lairds; clans; Jacobites; Hanovarians; Highland Regiments

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Duncan Forbes of Culloden (1685-1747), was an eminent lawyer and Lord President of the Court of Session between 1737 and 1747. He became the 5th Laird of Culloden on the death of his brother in 1734. <br /> Duncan Forbes proposed the creation of Royal Highland regiments to prevent clan uprisings. He was a loyal pro-government supporter and spent a considerable sum of his own money helping to fund the Duke of Cumberland's forces in the '45 Jacobite Rising. Despite being a strong government supporter, Forbes opposed the brutal treatment of the Highlanders after the battle of Culloden. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie