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TITLE
Duncan Forbes
EXTERNAL ID
AB_INVTOWNHOUSE07_02
PLACENAME
Inverness
DATE OF IMAGE
1843
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
Ewen Weatherspoon
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
377
KEYWORDS
Inverness Town House
portraits
provosts
Alex MacInnes
Bught
Culloden
Earl of Moray
Mackintoshes
Duncan Forbes

This portrait is the earliest illustration of a provost of Inverness. The painting, a copy, by Alex MacInnes in 1843 is of Duncan Forbes who was Provost from 1625 to 1627. It hangs in the Inverness Town House, in the Main Hall.

Duncan Forbes was a merchant in Inverness who acquired firstly the estate of Bught. He became a wealthy man and purchased the estate of Culloden from the Mackintoshes.

The Mackintoshes were in dispute with the Earl of Moray who had managed to obtain a Commission of Lieutenancy allowing him to punish the Mackintoshes and impose a large fine on the Burgh of Inverness for aiding them. The year after he became Provost Forbes went to petition the King against the fine complaining that the Earl "sought utterlie to subvert to the desolation thereof, in all ages thereafter, that anciente Burgh, whose foundation was long before the birth of Christ"

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Duncan Forbes

1840s

Inverness Town House; portraits; provosts; Alex MacInnes; Bught; Culloden; Earl of Moray; Mackintoshes

Am Baile

Inverness Town House 2007

This portrait is the earliest illustration of a provost of Inverness. The painting, a copy, by Alex MacInnes in 1843 is of Duncan Forbes who was Provost from 1625 to 1627. It hangs in the Inverness Town House, in the Main Hall.<br /> <br /> Duncan Forbes was a merchant in Inverness who acquired firstly the estate of Bught. He became a wealthy man and purchased the estate of Culloden from the Mackintoshes. <br /> <br /> The Mackintoshes were in dispute with the Earl of Moray who had managed to obtain a Commission of Lieutenancy allowing him to punish the Mackintoshes and impose a large fine on the Burgh of Inverness for aiding them. The year after he became Provost Forbes went to petition the King against the fine complaining that the Earl "sought utterlie to subvert to the desolation thereof, in all ages thereafter, that anciente Burgh, whose foundation was long before the birth of Christ"