Arthur Forbes

(1623—1696) politician and army officer

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Forbes, Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings (1874 - 1948), HM Lieutenant, Co. Longford; a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords; Director of the Bank of Ireland; Vice-Admiral of Connaught; Grand Cross of the Order of St Maurice and Lazarus of Italy; Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Roumania; Grand Cross of Order of Charles III of Spain, and Companion of Spanish Order of Military Merit; Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic of Spain; Grand Cross of the Order of Christ of Portugal, and of the North Star of Sweden; Grand Cross Order of Dannebrog; Grand Cross of the Order of Ethiopia; Commander of the Order of the Redeemer of Greece; Lieut-Colonel in the Reserve of Officers, Scots Guards; Member of the Council of State of Ireland


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(1623–96), created earl of Granard 1684. A Scottish-born royalist with lands in Co. Longford, Forbes was an intermediary between the Restoration government and the Presbyterians of Ulster, for whom he secured the regium donum. His appointment as lord justice in 1685 was intended to reassure Protestants following the accession of James II. However, he later supported William III.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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