Thursday, 28 April 2016

Old Photograph South Lodge Forglen House Scotland


Old photograph of the South Lodge of Forglen House near Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sir Robert Abercromby, 5th Baronet commissioned the Aberdeen City Architect, John Smith to design the house in 1839. Robert John Abercromby was born 14 June 1850 in London, England, and became the seventh Abercromby baronet on the death of his father at the end of 1872. His inheritance included the family estates of Birkenbog and Forglen as well as land in Ireland. The main family seat was Forglen House situated to the north west of Turriff in Aberdeenshire. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire and was also a Justice of the Peace in both counties. Commissioner of Supply was another role he fulfilled. He was the son of George Samuel Abercromby, born 1824, died 1872, and Agnes Georgina, who was the daughter of John Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Kilmaine. The couple had three other sons, George Cosmo, Cavendish Douglas and Douglas Charles. They also had two daughters.



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