Lady Forbes of New and Edinglassie
LADY FORBES OF NEW AND EDINGLASSIE. Scottish, Air ("Moderately Slow, with Expression"). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) identifies Lady Forbes as Elizabeth, the daughter of Major John Cotgrave and the widow of William Ashburner. In 1800 she married Sir Charles Forbes, the 1st Baronet of Newe, Strathdon. The Castle of Newe, seat of the Lonach clan, was torn down in 1950 and the present clan chief, Sir Hamish Forbes, lives in a newly constructed dwelling.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 20.