Clan Forrester of Corstorphine in Midlothian, Scotland; descended from Sir Adam Forrester, ambassador, merchant, Provost of Edinburgh, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland and Deputy Chamberlain of Scotland, who acquired the lands of Corstorphine in 1376. His son, the second chief, Sir John Forrester held the same posts as his father as well as Keeper of the Household to James I. The seventh chief, Sir James Forrester was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. The tenth chief, Sir George Forrester, was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia and Baron Forrester of Corstorphine, in 1633. Sir George died without a male heir, so the baronetcy became dormant and the barony, arms and clan chiefship was conferred to James Baillie, his son-in-law, who changed his name by Royal Charter to Forrester. James supported the king during the Civil War and was murdered in 1679 by his mistress, Mrs Christian Nimmo. Colonel George Forrester, 5th Baron Forrester, fought under Marlborough at Oudenarde and Malplaquet in Flanders in 1708 and 1709, and was wounded in the Battle of Preston in 1715. Cadets of the family include, Forrester of Niddry, Forrester of Garden, Le Forestier du Buisson-Sainte-Marquerite, and Le Forestier de Foucrainville, in Normandy, France, descended from Sir Adam Forrester. A cadet of Garden was Forrester of Strathendry. The chief of the Forrester Clan and the title Lord Forrester passed to the Earls of Verulam, held by the Grimston family seated at Gorhambury at St Albans in Hertfordshire, England.
Arms: Argent, three bugle horns Sable, garnished Vert and stringed Gules
Crest: A hound’s head erased Proper collared Gules.
Motto: Blaw hunter blaw thy horn.