George FORBES (abt 1845-?) & Isabella SMITH (1853-1929)

Glasgow, Scotland; Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

George FORBES b. ~1845 Glasgow, Scotland, a forester from Digby was married in 1872 in Victoria to Isabella SMITH b. 1853, Digby, Vic, daughter of John SMITH and Ellen ROSS.

George FORBES & Isabella SMITH had the following family:

  1. Edith Ellen FORBES b. 1873, Digby, Vic;
    1. Cyril Noel FORBES b. 1894, Digby, Vic
    2. Ernest Lance FORBES b. 1896, Digby, Vic [WW1, AIF Lt 1054, 24th Battalion, enlisted 2-1-'15, RTA 15-5-'19. NOTE: Does not have a tree in the Digby WW1 Avenue of Honour]
    3. Edna Eloise FORBES b. 1898, Digby, Vic
    4. female FORBES b. 1900, Digby, Vic
  2. Herbert Michael FORBES b. 1875, Digby, Vic, d. 1875;
  3. Nina Ella FORBES b. 1876, Digby, Vic, m. John Joseph HIGGINS;

Edith FORBES was a pupil at Digby State School from 1883 - 1887

Isabella FORBES (nee SMITH) married David PHILLIPS in 1879 and had another six children from 1879 to 1893 in the Moyston area of Victoria.

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