M: Ann Scott
The Forsyth family name may have originated in a local place name in Scotland as William de Ferseth was a balie (baliff) of Edinburgh in the 14th century - or it may have a more personal origin - Fearsethe meaning "Man of Peace." The first family of this name known to have settled in the Dock was the Allan Forsyths of Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Children of John Forsyth and Ann Scott:
1. Allan Forsyth
B: 1779 Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
E: It appears he emigrated in 1820 and leased land in Cascumpeque (now known as the Dock) for 999 years at one shilling sterling per acre.
M: Margaret Murdock b. ca. 1775 d. 1853
Mrs. Allan Forsyth later returned to Scotland where she died in 1853. Allan Forsythe died on PEI in 1857 and is interred in the Old Dock Cemetery.
Known children of Allan Forsyth and Margaret Murdock:
M: Robert Scott
They had one known son, Allan Charles Scott. They lived on the Island for a time but returned to Scotland in 1839.
2. John Forsyth
E: Emigrated to PEI in 1820 and settled at Cascumpec, Lot 4.
M: Jane Wells in PEI b. 1803 or 1804 d. 1892, dau of James Wells from Langholm.
Children of John forsyth and Jane Wells:
Allan, Andrew, James, Ellen, John, Margaret, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, Charles Scott, and Annabelle.
3. James Forsyth
B: 30 Apr 1806 Langholm, Scotland
M: Annabella Unknown b. 1810 d. 1875.
Children of James Forsyth and Annabella Unknown:
M: Margaret Henderson b. 1834 d. 1911
D: 1864 unmarried
M: 1865 Allan Matthews
M: 1870 William C. Montgomery
4. Ann Forsythe
Lived in Scotland
5. Ebenezer Forsythe
Buried: Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
M: (1) Ann Ross
M: (2) Mary Hogg
Lived in Scotland. He learned the printing trade in Edinburgh and for a time managed the printing department of "The Scotsman" and later was a joint manager of "The Edinburgh News." In 1855 he purchased "The Advertiser" and moved to Inverness. His first wife was Ann Ross of Edinburgh.
Children of Ebenezer Forsythe and Ann Ross:
Allan, William, Jane, Annie, Ebenezer, George, and Ebenezer.
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