House of Forbes: Notable People
John Forbes of Bombay
John “Bombay Jock” Forbes built a trading and banking empire in India that survives to this day in the form of Forbes & Company, one of the oldest continuously operating firms in the world. He left his fortunes and estates to his nephew Charles Forbes, who become the first Baronet of Newe.
Esther Louise Forbes
1891 – 1967
Millions of American schoolchildren first learned about the colorful characters of the American Revolutionary War through the Young Adult novel Johnny Tremain, written by Esther Louise Forbes (1891 –1967.) Forbes was an American novelist and historian who received the Pulitzer Prize and the Newbery Medal.