Arthur Oswald Murray Forrest

Generation 2 / X h

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Arthur Oswald Murray Forrest b.1881 d.1936. Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.

Son of William Forrest d.1886 aged 40 and Katherine Murray b.20 September 1856 d.13 March 1919 buried 18 March 1919 at Putney Vale, London

Married in 1917 Alice Clements Coltman b.1887 d.1975.

They had the following children:

M i Robert "Robin" Arthur b.1919 d.1982
Married in 1944 Barbara Mary Brook b.1919 d.1996.
F ii Vivienne Dorothy b.1921 d.2007.
Married in 1945 Derek Alfred John Randall b.1922 d.1988. They had the following children:
Patricia "Trisha" b.1948
 (married (1) in 1970 John Dawson,
 married (2) in 2002 John Rolph);
 (married in 1971 Verdun Walker).
F iii Denise "Denny" Eva b.1923 d.2006.
Married 1945 Peter Halyburton Taggart b.1913 d.2005. They had the following children:
Heather b.1947;
Carol b.1950 d.2000
 (married in 1974 David Walsh b.1946);
Rosemary b.1950
 (married in 1977 Dudley Simpson b.1943).

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021