J. Foster Forbes

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J. Foster Forbes
Born c. 1888-89
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Died July 1958 (70)
Brighton, Sussex, England, U.K.
Spouse(s) Gwynilda Caroline Hollins (m. 1925)[1]

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.

Selected Bibliography

  • 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 

Press Coverage




  • 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.


  1. "Marriages: FORBES-HOLLINS.", Marylebone and Paddington Mercury: 4, 11 Apr. 1925,, "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."