Forrest baronets

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The grave of Sir James Forrest, Greyfriars Kirkyard

The Forrest Baronetcy, of Comiston (a suburb of Edinburgh), was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 7 August 1838 for James Forrest, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. The title became extinct on the death of the fifth Baronet in 1928.

Forrest baronets, of Comiston (1838)[edit]

The graves of Sir William Forrest and Sir James Forrest, Dean Cemetery
  • Sir James Forrest, 1st Baronet (1780–1860), advocate (1803) and Lord Provost of Edinburgh (1837–43) (after whom Forrest Road was named)
  • Sir John Forrest, 2nd Baronet (1817–1883)
  • Sir William Forrest, 3rd Baronet (1823–1894)
  • Sir James Forrest, 4th Baronet (1853–1899)
  • Sir William Charles Forrest, 5th Baronet (1857–1928)


A marble bust of Sir James Forrest (1780-1860) by Peter Slater is held in New College, Edinburgh.[1]

Forrest Road in Edinburgh was named during his time as Lord Provost.