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Royal Naval Biography/Drummond, John Forbes


Was the second and youngest son of Robert Forbes, of Corse, in Banffshire, N.B., by Anne, daughter of John Abernethy, of Corskie, Esq.; but he assumed the surname and arms of “Drummond,” in addition to those of his own family, upon his marriage with Mary, daughter of Dr. Ogilvie, and heiress, by special settlement of her cousin, Barbara, only daughter and heiress of William Drummond, of Hawthornden, co. Mid-Lothian, Esq. He obtained a patent of baronetcy in Feb. 1828, and died at Midfield, May 23d, 1829; at which latter period he had held the rank of commander nearly thirty-two years. His only child having married Francis, eldest son of the late James Walker, of Daley, in Mid-Lothian, that gentleman has succeeded to the baronetcy, and likewise assumed the additional surname and arms of Drummond.