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TITLE
Lord Pitsligo
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_569_P341
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1740s
CREATOR
A S Belle
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31301
KEYWORDS
Jacobites
lords
disguises
Lord Pitsligo

Lord Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, withdrew from his political career in Scotland after the Union of 1707. He was a Jacobite in principle and took part in the 1715 Jacobite Rising. When the Uprising failed he retired to the continent until 1720.

Despite his age and infirmity (he had severe asthma) he joined the rebellion again in 1745 and was appointed to command a troop of horse, Pitsligo's Regiment.

After Culloden and the failure of the Jacobite Uprising, Pitsligo was forced into hiding and disguise. He narrowly evaded capture on several occasions until he died, aged 85, in December 1762.

This illustration can be found in vol 2 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I

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Lord Pitsligo

1740s

Jacobites; lords; disguises

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Lord Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, withdrew from his political career in Scotland after the Union of 1707. He was a Jacobite in principle and took part in the 1715 Jacobite Rising. When the Uprising failed he retired to the continent until 1720.<br /> <br /> Despite his age and infirmity (he had severe asthma) he joined the rebellion again in 1745 and was appointed to command a troop of horse, Pitsligo's Regiment.<br /> <br /> After Culloden and the failure of the Jacobite Uprising, Pitsligo was forced into hiding and disguise. He narrowly evaded capture on several occasions until he died, aged 85, in December 1762.<br /> <br /> This illustration can be found in vol 2 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I