Ross George

Ross George

Male 1790 - 1851

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  • Born  1790  Tain, Rosshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1851  Dornoch, Sutherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I280  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Oct 2013 

    Father  Ross William 
    Family ID  F113  Group Sheet

    Family  Murray Jane,   b. 25 Sep 1794,   d. 13 Mar 1843, Dornoch, Sutherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Ross John,   b. 4 Sep 1823, Tain, Rosshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1904, Tain, Rosshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F110  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790 - Tain, Rosshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1851 - Dornoch, Sutherland Link to Google Earth
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    Ross dress tartan
    Ross dress tartan
    1857 Marriage record, John ross and Helen MacKay, Parish of Rogart
    1857 Marriage record, John ross and Helen MacKay, Parish of Rogart
    On 26th June, 1857, John Ross from Tain, aged 33, a House Carpenter, and Helen Kackay from Muir(?) Rogart, aged 29, a Dressmaker, were married.
    John's parents are recorded as George Ross, Tenant (deceased) and Jane Ross, maiden name Murray.
    Helen's parents are recorded as William MacKay, Merchant, and Christy MacKay, maiden name MacLeod.

    1823 birth record for John Ross
    1823 birth record for John Ross
    Tain 4th Sept 1823. By which date George Ross at Fendum [Fendom is an area about 2 miles from Tain], had by his wife Jane Murray a son born to him lawfully begot and was baptised on the 7th day before the congregation named John.
    1790 birth record for George Ross
    1790 birth record for George Ross
    William Ross, Coupar in Tain / Town, had by his wife Jane Munro a son born to him the 9th June 1790 and baptised the 11th day named George. Witnesses Donald McRah and Adam Munro, weavers in town.
    1810 Battle of Busaco in the Pensinsula war, Highland regiments took part
    1810 Battle of Busaco in the Pensinsula war, Highland regiments took part
    15th June 1853, record of death for George Ross, Dornoch, Sutherland.
    15th June 1853, record of death for George Ross, Dornoch, Sutherland.
    'George Ross, Crofter, died Arndale (?) age 60'
    photo of crofts on the Isle of Skye
    photo of crofts on the Isle of Skye
    These are on the west coast of the Highlands but give an idea of a crofting community set in the landscape.
    photo taken c.1880

  • Notes 
    • George was the son of a Cooper, lived in the north east highlands of Scotland, and possibly fought for Wellington in the Pensinsula Campaign in Spain.
      In his son's records George is described as a 'Crofter' and a 'Tenant' - both compatible as a crofter was a small subsistent farmer who was a tenant of the landlord. He could have been a tenant farmer but that would mean running a larger farm rather than a croft.
      George married Jane Murray, and they had at least 1 son.

      A croft was a small area of rented land on which a traditional blackhouse was built. A cow or two, chickens, and a few sheep were kept. Oats and potatoes were grown on ground manured with seaweed, dung, and old thatch from the roof. Peat was cut and dried for fuel. All crofters had access to the common grazings for their cattle and sheep.

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      Possible Birth record 1790, Tain:
      William Ross, Coupar in Tain / Town, had by his wife Jane Munro a son born to him the 9th June 1790 and baptised the 11th day named George. Witnesses Donald McRah and Adam Munro, weavers in town.

      Possible death record 1851, Dornoch:
      15th June 1853, record of death for George Ross, Dornoch, Sutherland. 'George Ross, Crofter, died Arndale (?) age 60'

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      His son's records which mention George:

      Birth record 1823:
      Tain 4th Sept 1823. By which date George Ross at Fendum [Fendom is an area about 2 miles from Tain], had by his wife Jane Murray a son born to him lawfully begot and was baptised on the 7th day before the congregation named John.

      1857 Marriage record, Parish of Rogart:
      On 26th June, 1857, John Ross from Tain, aged 33, a House Carpenter, and Helen Kackay from Muir(?) Rogart, aged 29, a Dressmaker, were married.
      John's parents are recorded as George Ross, Tenant (deceased) and Jane Ross, maiden name Murray.
      Helen's parents are recorded as William MacKay, Merchant, and Christy MacKay, maiden name MacLeod.

      On his son's death certificate George is described as a Crofter.

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      ACD's notes say: George Ross who was wounded in the leg in the Peninsula war and died aged 40. He married Jane Murray who was one of 4 children. (the Peninsula war was 1808-1814).
      There aren't troop records for that campaign, but there are 3 George Ross's mentioned in the meda roll for Waterloo; George Ross, Sergeant in 1st Battalion 71st Regiment of Light Infantry, Captain A. J. Mcintyre's Company, Discharged 14 September 1815; George Ross, Sergeant in Royal Horse And Foot Artillery, Captain & Battalion Major Brome's Company; George Ross, Private in 42nd Regiment of Foot, Captain Mungo Mcpherson's Company.

      It is unlikely that we'll ever know if any of these George Ross's is our one, since we don't know if he fought at Waterloo. But if he was one of them, the likely-hood is the last one since the 42nd was the Highland Regiment which fought in the Peninsular war and went on to become the Black Watch.


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