Hugh Grant Forrester was the very last of the Forresters recorded in our history. He was born out of wedlock and therefore retained his mother’s maiden name.  For reasons unknown to us, he adopted a new name when he was about 19 years old and furthered his life from then on as John Stevenson. Nowadays it would be unthinkable to simply start calling yourself another name, get married, have 12 children all without running into problems.