J. Foster Forbes
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|J. Foster Forbes|
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
|Died||July 1958 (70)|
Brighton, Sussex, England, U.K.
|Spouse(s)||Gwynilda Caroline Hollins (m. 1925)|
John "Jock" Foster Forbes (c. 1889 - July 1958) was a Scottish antiquarian and amateur archaeologist, interested in ancient megaliths and other stone structures, as well as theories regarding Atlantean origins, Theosophy, and other allied concepts. Forbes was also drawn in his later years to the question of flying saucers, including the perspective of George King of the Aetherius Society.
- Forbes, J. Foster (1938), The Unchronicled Past: Being a Brief Account of What Ensued as the Result of the Tragedy of Atlantis as Well as the Record of Some Remarkable Discoveries Concerning Ancient Britain
- Forbes, J. Foster (1939), Ages Not So Dark: Being an Anthropological Retrospect of Britain and the Extreme West of Europe
- Forbes, J. Foster (1943), Living Stones of Britain: Containing Delineations by Means of Psychometry Concerning Remarkable Sites in This Land
- Forbes, J. Foster (1945), Giants of Britain: Being a Short Treatise Dealing with the Story of Giants of All Ages, with Additional Psychometric Interpretations by Miss Iris Campbell, Birmingham: Thomas's Publications
- Forbes, J. Foster (1948), The Castle and Place of Rothiemay: A Record of One of the Oldest Establishments in the United Kingdom, Glasgow: Aird and Coghill
- Forbes, J. Foster, Britain: The Land of Lost Magic
- "80 set out to meet a space man", Sunday Pictorial (London): 5, 19 Sep. 1954, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/807641610, "The leader of the eighty experts travelling from London to a spot near the tiny village of Avebury in Wiltshire is Mr. J. Foster Forbes. He says it is believed the people from outer space have tremendous powers of thought communication."
- Some of the Descendants of John Foster Forbes of Rossiemay Castle, Banffshire, mackenzie-glenmuick.org.uk, https://www.mackenzie-glenmuick.org.uk/media/foster-forbes-descendants.pdf
Uncle JOCK was very strange but could be wickedly amusing. Like the other Uncles mentioned, he did not job except as Master in some Preparatory Schools but he ran into "that" trouble. In spite of those tendencies of which I hinted, he suddenly got married at the age of 39 to a woman of 70. After some time she went to her Mother-in-Law and said Uncle Jock had never made love to her and what could she about it! He drank a lot and did all sorts of things he shouldn't have done. Suddenly he reformed in middle age (whether his separated wife kept up his allowance I don't know) but he helped to found a religious group called "The Order of the Cross". No more drink and he became an Evangelist.
- Screeton, Paul (1983), "John Foster Forbes: Eccentric Antiquarian", Quicksilver Messenger (sussexarch.org.uk) (7), http://www.sussexarch.org.uk/saaf/qsm/qsm7.html
- Benham, Patrick (26 Jun. 2006), John Foster Forbes, mybrightonandhove.org.uk, https://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/people/peopchar/colourful-characters-8
- Sheridan, Thomas (13 Dec. 2016), In Search of the Psychometric Giants of Atlantis - John Foster Forbes: A Life Among Megaliths, thomassheridanarts.wixsite.com, https://thomassheridanarts.wixsite.com/magic/single-post/2016/12/13/in-search-of-the-psychometric-giants-of-atlantis-the-john-foster-forbes-a-life-among-mega
- Some sources conflate J. Foster Forbes with his father, Lt. Col. John Foster Forbes (1835-1914), awarding the son with his father's military rank.
- "Marriages: FORBES-HOLLINS.", Marylebone and Paddington Mercury: 4, 11 Apr. 1925, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/801490354, "On April 4th, at S. Mary's, Bryanston Square, by the Rector, the Rev. Prebendary Percival, John Foster Forbes, youngest son of the late Lieut.-Col. J. F. Forbes, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Forbes, Rothiemay Castle, Banffshire, to Caroline Gwynilda, daughter of the late Col. M. D. Hollins, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Hollins, of 20 Cumberland Mansions, W.1., and Appenfurth, Gullane."