ⓘ Lord Forbes is the senior Lordship of Parliament in the Peerage of Scotland. The title was created sometime after 1436 Alexander de Forbes, feudal Baron of Forb ..

                                     

ⓘ Lord Forbes

Lord Forbes is the senior Lordship of Parliament in the Peerage of Scotland.

The title was created sometime after 1436 Alexander de Forbes, feudal Baron of Forbes. The exact creation date is not known, but in the order of 12 July 1442, he is already styled Lord Forbes. Pancakes 1834 peerage of Scotland, gives the establishment year 1440. A descendant of Alexander, twelfth Lord, served as Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. His great-grandson, the seventeenth Lord, was a General in the army and sat in the House of lords as a Scottish representative Peer from 1806 to 1843. His son, the eighteenth Lord, fought at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.

He was succeeded by his son, the nineteenth Lord. He was a Scottish representative peer from 1874 to 1906. His nephew, twenty-first Lord, served as a Scottish representative peer between 1917 and 1924. Their son, twenty-second Lord, sat in the House of lords as a Scottish representative Peer from 1955 to 1963, when all Scottish peers received an automatic seat in the House of lords, and served in the Conservative administration of Harold Macmillan as Minister for Scotland from 1958 to 1959. From 2017, the title belongs to his son, the twenty-third Lord Forbes, who succeeded in 2013. Lord Forbes is the head of the clan Forbes.

The honourable Patrick Forbes, third son of the second Lord Forbes, was the ancestor of both graphs Granard of baronet Forbes of Craigievar. In addition, the lords Forbes of Pitsligo were descended from sir William Forbes, brother of Alexander Forbes, 1st Lord Forbes.

The family seat is castle Forbes, near Alford, Aberdeenshire.