Nanning van Foreest (Hoorn, februari 2 1682 – there, augustus 15 1745), Lord of Petten en Nolberban, was among more town council and mayor of Hoorn, Committed the Admiralty of West Friesland and the Northern Quarter and governor of the East India and Chartered West India Company. He was also top country of Beemster and Schermer.
Nanning van Foreest was born as the son of Jacob van Foreest (1640-1708) en Maria Sweers (1649-1720). On augustus 1 1728 he married in Hoorn with Jacoba de Vries (1706-1750), daughter Hercules de Vries and Maria Sonck. They got 9 children:4 sons and 5 daughters. The oldest son Jacob van Foreest (1731-1783) would become Lord of Petten en Nolberban. The second son Nanning van Foreest (1740-1794) did other governemental jobs. The youngest son Hercules van Foreest would become lord of de Drie Egmonden. His daughter Agatha van Foreest (1733-1801) would marry her cousin Joan van Foreest (1733-1766).