Lieut.-General Lord George Forbes
Appointed Colonel of the Regiment on 16th January 1761.
Born in England on the 15th March 1710, son of George Forbes and Mary Stewart.
Was on the 6th October 1726 commissioned into the R. Handasyd’s Regiment (22nd Foot) as Ensign.
Promoted to Captain in Henry Disney's (29th Foot) on the 25th April 1729, Major on the 17th February 1741.
On 11th October 1746 was promoted Lieut.-Colonel of Thos. Fowke’s Regt. (2nd Foot), Brevet Colonel 31st December 1755; served as Q.M.G. to the army in Ireland, and on the 22nd November 1756 was appointed Colonel of the 61st Foot, which subsequently was numbered the 76th Foot. Major-General on the 25th June 1759, and on the 16th January 1761 was transferred to the Colonelcy of the 29 Foot, Lieut.-General on the 19th inst. Succeeded to the Earldom of Granard in 1765, and died in Ireland on the 24th October 1769.