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Tartan Illustrated: Forbes Modern
Motto: 'Grace Me Guide'
Concerning the origin of this Scottish clan, John of Forbes, the first upon record, seems to have been a man of importance in the time of William the Lion, and was (says MacFarlane) the father of Fergus, from whom the clan are descended. His name appears in a charter of Alexander, Earl of Buchan, dated 1236.
His son Alexander, a man of high valour, lost his life when defending the Urquhart Castle against Edward I, who, with his usual barbarity, put the entire garrison to the sword in 1303; but he left a son, also Alexander, who fell at the battle of Dupplin in 1332.