Lieutenant-Colonel William John Herbert Forbes of Rothiemay, DSO (1945), 3rd of Rothiemay, of Dunira, by Comrie, Perthshire, late the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Representor of the House of Forbes of Rothiemay, died at Amesbury Abbey, 26 April, 2009, aged 96. He was b 25 Sept, 1912, son of Cdr William Stronach Forbes, OBE, RN (d 1949), by his wife Helen, scion of the LG family of Strutt of Belper, dau of George Herbert Strutt.
He was a descendant of John Forbes, of Newe (and he was descended from Sir Wm Forbes, of Kynaldy and Pitsligo 1419-46, whose brother Sir Alexander Forbes was cr 1st Lord Forbes - a peerage now extinct).
He married 9 Jul 1941, Diana Burrell de Ker Knox, only child of William Barr Knox, of Ryefield House, Daldry, Ayrshire, by whom he had issue:- (1) Iain William Stronach Forbes, b 1 May, 1942, deceased before 1989 (2) Maj. Anthony David Knox Forbes, Yr of Rothiemay, b 20 March, 1944, d. 9 Sept 2003; married Ryden__,and left issue, a son Iain and a dau, Anneli (3) David Lachlan Forbes, b 20 Oct, 1950 (1) Flavia Margaret Forbes, b 17 Jul 1954
Who succeeds as head of the family? Grandson Iain?