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Ireland, m. Anne, dau. of David Crosbie, Esq. of Ardfert, co.
Kerry, and sister of Maurice, 1st Lord Brandon, and aunt of
William, Earl of Glandore, and by her (who d. 5 May, 1740)
had issue,

George, his heir.

Sarah, m. 1st, her fir.st cousin, John Southwell, Esq. cf
Enniscouch, co. Limerick, and had an only child and
heir, Agnes Ehzabeth, m. 11 Aug. 1750, John Wandes-
ford. Earl Wandesford. Mrs. Southwell, m. 2ndly, 30 May,
1739, William Talbot, Esq. of Mount Talbot, co. Ros-
common.

Jane Rose.

Elizabeth Anne, m. William Gunn, Esq.

Lord Chief Justice Rose, whose will, dated 13 July, 1740, was
proved 25 Feb. 1742, was s. by his only son and heir,

George Rose, Esq. of Morgans and Mount Prospect, co.
Limerick, m. 1744, his cousin, Catherine, dau. of Launcelo:
Sandes, Esq. of Carrigafoyle, co. Kerry, and by her (who d.
1799) left at his death, prior to 1795, an only child and heir,
Elizabeth Rose, to. 2 Oct. 17G5, her first cousin, William
Talbot, Esq. of Mount Talbot, co. Roscommon. We now
return to

George Rose, Esq. (2nd brother of the Right Hon. Henry
Rose), who ))(. 1st, Jane, dau. of Thomas Hickman, Esq. of
Barntie, co. Clare, and had issue,
Henry, of Limerick, who m., and had Jonas, who d. s. p.
William, of Castle Martyr, co. Cork, m. Alice, dau. of
James Pratt, Esq., and sister of Gen. Sir Charles Pratt, and
had, Jonas, Lieut. 66th Eegt. ; and William, LJeuL 60th
Foot.



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Jonas, Capt. R.N. Willi.ini.

Hickman, of Dublin, m. Jane, il;iu. of Samuel HanUy, Esq. of
Coolylough, CO. Westnu>ath, and left several descendants,
one of whom, Alexander, m. Mary Elizabeth, dau. of De
Courcy O'Grady, Esq. of Kilballyowen, and had issue,
1 Alexander O'Grady; 2 Hickman; 3 De Courcy (Rev.;;
1 Slary Elizabeth, m. Col. Deacon, 51st Regt. ; 2 Eliza ;
3 Henrietta.

He m. 2ndly, Susanna, dau. and co-heir of Richard Stephens,
Ksq. of Xeweastle, co. Limerick, and of Barnstaple, in Devon,
and relict of Edward Burgh, Esq. of Newcastle, and by her
h.ad issue,

RicHiRP, of whom presently.

Agnes, in. WilUam Gough, E?q. of Tourecn, co. Limerick.
The youngest son,

UicH-iRD Rose, Esq. of Limerick, !,'. Mary, dau. of John
Anderson, Esq. of Foxhall, co. Tipporar}', and had issue,
TnoMAs Mau.ssell, his heir.

Jolin, j;i. Anne, dau. of Edward Croker. Esq. of Ballinagarde,
CO. Limerick, and had issue, one son and two daus.,
1 Croker, an Officer in the army, killed during the Burmese
war ; 1 Anne, m. 1st, John Keating, Esq., brother of
Lieut. -Gen. Sir Henry S. Keating, and '.indly, Thomas
AVestropp, Esq. of Ross House, co. Clare, 2nd son of Ralph
■\Vestropp, Esq. of Attyflyn, co. Limerick ; 2 Mary, m.
Roger O'Callaghan, Esq. of Knocknanagh, co. Cork, and
had issue.
Richard. George.

Grace, m. Robert King, Esq., brother of Sir Gilbert Kin?,
Bart.

Uichard Rose d. 1762, and was ?. by his son,

Thomas Maunseli. Rose, Esq. of Ahabeg and Rathkeale,
CO. Limerick, m. Mary, dau. of Simon Lowe, Esq. of Galbally,
CO. Limerick, and dying 12 Oct. 1831, left issue,
RicHABD Anderson, of whom presently.
Simon, vi. 29 Sept. 1830, Maria, dau. of Arthur Ormsby,
Esq. of Ballygrenan and BailycuUeen, co. Limerick, by
Maria his wife, 2nd dau. of Thomas Vereker, Esq. of Rox-
borough, and sister of Charles, Viscount Gort, and d. 1851,
baying had issue.
1 Henrt Obmsbt, of Ballyculleen and Ballygrenan , co.
Limerick, and Merion Square, Dublin, Capt. in the Royal
County Limenck Jlilitia. This gentleman s. to the estates
of the Ormsby family on the decease of his uncle, Henry
Ormsby, Esq. He ),i. Oct. 1863, Lucy, dau. of Henry
Steuart Burton, Esq., D.L., of Carrigaholt Castle, co.
Clare, and had issue, Henry, h. 1864.

1 Henriett.a Ormsby.

2 Mary Ormsby, m. 1863, Jlajor "Willington, 77th Rcgt.
Thomas, Capt. 32nd Regt.

John, Lieut. 98th Regt."

Henry, of Ballyclough, co. Limerick.

James. William, Lieut. 81st Regt.

The eldest son,

Richard A>derso.n Rose, Esq. of Ahabeg and Foxhall, rn.
1807, Maria, 2nd dau. of Mark A. Tuite, Esq., and sister of Sir
Oeorge Tuite, Bart, of Sonna, co. Westmeath, and dying
4 April, 1820, left issue,

Richard .\kderso.n-, his lieir.

Wellington .■Anderson, of Foxhall, co. Tipperary, m. Julia,
dau. of Edward O'Grady, Esq., and niece of the 1st 'Viscount
Guillamore, which lady m. 2ndly, Sir Edward FitzGerald,
Bart, of Carrigoran.

Wilhelmina, m. Edward Stamer O'Grady, Esq. of Clenagh,
CO. Clare, and of Merrion Square, Dublin.
The elder son,

Richard Ander.=ox Rose. Esq. of .A.habeg and Foxhall, J.r.
for CO. Limerick, m. 1st, Eliza Sadlier. grand-dau. of O'Brien
Butler, of Dunboyne Castle, co. Meath, and by her he had
issue,

Robert de Ros, now of Aluiheg.
Mary.

Mr. Rose m. 2ndly, Elizabeth Vereker, dau. of Tliomas Jervis,
Esq., Capt. Carabineers. He d. March, 1860.

Ji-oix— Quarterly : 1st and 4th per pale arg. and or, a chevron
gu. between three water-bougcts sa.. lor Kose; 2nd per chevron
arg. and gu., in chief two eaglets displayed az., for Stephens ;
^rd arg., a saltire, between two mullets in chief and in base gu.
and two boars' heads erased in fesse sa., for Anderson. Ci-e-its—
1st, A demi-lion rampant arg., holding in the dexter paw a rose
gu., slipped vert; 2nd. -\n eagle, wings elevated, sa., preying
•on alion's ganib era.'ed ppr. ; 3 id. An oak-tree ppr. Motto—
i<on sine sente rosa.

Seat — Ardhu, co. Limerick.



LEITH-ROSS OF AE.NAGE.

Leith-Ros.-, Johx, Esq. of Arnage, co. Abcr-
deen, J.P., b. 18U9; m. 1st, 25 July, 1844, Nicola,



dau. of William Arbuthnot, Esq. of Dens, and by
her (who d. 28 Jan. 1874) had

I. John, 6. 15 April, 1845. Lieut. -Col. Commanding 2nd
Batt. Scottish Borderers, m. Oct. 1878, Janet Forbes,
dau. of William Lamond, Esq. of Stranduff, and has
issue.

II. Frederick William Arbuthnot, 6. Sept. 1847 ; to.
in. Harry, R. N., b. Dec. 1848.

IV. Charles Gumming, d. 1865.

V. Herbert Clive, d. 1861.

VI. Willoughby Louis Thuillier, h. 1861.

VII. William Harry Hay.

I. Nicola Rosa, m. 1878, xilfred Campbell Mackenzie, Esq.
It. Eleanor Euphemia Gordon, d. 1869.

:\rr. Leith-Eoss m. 2ndly, 18 Nov. 1878, Jane
Catherine, dau. of James Pirie, Esq. and has by
her,

m. Jane Catherine.

Xiineage. — This family descends in the female line from
the Rosses of Auchlossin, co. Aberdeen, an early cadet of Rose
of Kilravock.

Sir William de Rots, of Kilravock, m. Muriel, dau. and
co-heir of Andrew de Doune, and d. 1338.

Andrew Ros, their second son, had a charter from his
mother in her widowhood of the lands of Killane and I'itfour.
These properties were found to belong rightfully to Sir Andrew
Ross, chaplain, who recovered them from the king when he
was at Inverness, 1458. Before this time a descendant had
settled in co. Aberdeen, and acquired lands there.

John Ross, of Auchlossin, occurs in 1438, and

John Ross, of Auchlossin, 12 Nov. 1457, resigned his lands
in the norih to William, Thane of Cowdor. He had, with
daus., m. Craigmyle, of that ilk, and Leslie, of Kincraigie, a
son and heir,

Thomas Ross, of Auchlossin, who d. in 1488. His son,

John Ross, of Auchlossin, had a charter erecting his lands
into a barony 4 Feb. 1507-8, and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Alex-
ander Irvine, of Drum. Their son,

Nicholas Ross, of Auchlossin, was one of the jury who con-
victed John, Master of Forbes, 14 July, 1537 : this gave rise
to a feud between the families, in which Nicholas was killed
1544. His son,

Charles Ross, of Auchlossin, m. Beatrix Gordon, and was
father of

John Ross, of Auchlossin, who signed a bond of allegiance
at Aberdeen 2 Sept. 1574, another " anent religion " in March,
1593. He had a dau. Mary, who m. Alexander Forbes, of
Auchmillan, and a son,

Nicholas Ross, of Auchlossin, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of
Coutts, of Auchtercoul, and had,

I. Patrick, who d. before his father, leaving a son,
Francis, heir to his grandfather.

II. John, bailie of Turriff, of whom hereafter, as ancestor of
the .Vrnage family.

III. William, 7)i. Elizabeth Lindsay Finlay, of Kinermit, and
left two daus.

Nicholas had daus. who m. Eoss, of Balnagowan, and Forbes,
of Camphill. His grandson,

Francis Ross, of Auchlossin, was served heir to his grand-
father 1643, was J.P. 1663, and d. 1690, leaving

Robert, his heir.

Nicol, m. 1702, Margaret Leslie.

Charles.

Barbara, m. 16S1, Henry Farquharson, of 'Whitehouse.

Margaret, 711. Robert Leith, of Overhall.
The eldest son,

I'lOiiERT Ross, of A;ichlo3sin, m. (contract 18 May, 16G9)
Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Richard Maitland, of Ritrichie, Bart., a
Senator of the College of Justice, and d. about 1703 (his
widow d. 1719). leaving,

I. Francis, of Auchlossin, Capt. in the Army, Aide-de-Camp
to the Duke of Argyll, was killed at Malplaquet Sept.
1799, and the estate was sold by his creditors.

II. Robert, in the army, d. lana. in Flanders, 1708.

I. Barbara, m. 1st, Capt. Francis Forbes, 5lh son of Sir .John
Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar, and 2ndly, James Cheyue,
W.S., and d. Dec. 1750, aged 77.

II. Catherine.

III. Jean, m. Sept. 1701, Arthur, younger son of Forbes of
Balfling.

IV. Mary, m. John Gordon, of Hallhead.

V. Euphemia, m. Francis Farquharson, of Shiells and
Whitehouse.

We now return to
John Ross, bailie of Turriff, younger son of Nicholas, of



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Auchlossin, by his wife Barbara Hay, of tile Delgaty family.
He had

Geoege Koss, of Auchlec, who m. 1618, Marjory, dau. of
Keith of Clackriach, and left a son,

John Ross, of Clbchean, Treasurer of Aberdeen, who was
itined £1,200 in 16G2, represented the city of Aberdeen in the
Convention of Estates 1664, m. 17 Dec. 1650, Christian, dau. of
Andrew Howieson, Merchant in Aberdeen, and d. 6 Jan. 1668,
in his 48th year. His widow survived till 23 Jan. 1708, having
had issue (with five daus.),

I. Geokge, of Clochean, 6. 1661 ; m. 3 Oct. 1682, Elizabeth
Kobertson, and d. 8 Aug. 1684, leaving,

Jean, of Clochean, m. April, 1711, Sir David Ogilvie, of
Barras, Bart., and d. June, 1717; her dau. and heir,
Elizabeth Ogilvie, m. 1738, Patrick Anderson, of Bourtie,
iind had a dau. Mary, who m. 1781, AVilliani Young, of
Theddocksley, and from this marriage the present Mr.
Leith-Koss descends.

II. John, of Arnage.
The 2nd son,

John Koss, of Arnage (which he acquired 1702) Provost of
Aberdeen 1710-12, b. April, 1665; m. (contract 28 April, 1704)
Jean, dau. of Arthur Forbes, of Echt, and d. at Amsterdam,
Sept. 1714; hia widow d. 21 Jan. 1761. They had issue,

John. Arthur, d. 1719.

Christian, m. 1729, Sir Arthur Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar.

Jean, ?«. 1739, Alexander Aberdeen, of Cairnbuly, Provost of
Aberdeen, and d. 1740.
The elder son,

John Ross, of Arnage, b. 13 May, 1707, had the misfortune
to be deaf and dumb ; he m. (contract 6 June, 1728), Eliza-
lieth, dau. of Robert Turner, of Turnerhall, and d. 3 May,
1789, having had a large family, of whom only two daus.,
co-heirs of Arnage, survived him.

Christian, s. to Arnage.

Martha, to. 7 Nov. 1775, Alexander Leith, of Frcefield and
Glenkindy, and d. 9 Oct. 1777, leaving a son,
Ross John, heir to his aunt.
The eldest dau..

Christian Ross, of Arnage, d. umn. 14 April, 1803, aged 71,
when her nephew became sole proprietor, and was known as

John Leith-Ross, of Arnage, Writer to the Signet, D.L.,
Lieut.-Col. of the Ellon Volunteers, 6. 29 Sept. 1777; ?«. 7
Jan. 1807, Elizabeth, dau. of William Young, of Theddocksley,
Provost of Aberdeen, co-heir of her maternal uncle, Alexander
Anderson, of Bourtie, co. Aberdeen, and had issue,

I. John, present proprietor.

II. Alexander, Wine Merchant in London, d. June, 1SC3.

III. William, M.D., d. 28 Sept. 1834.

IV. George, d. young.

V. James, M.P.P. Canada, m. 2 Dec. 1846, Mary Milne, and
has issue.

VI. Robert (Rev.), Minister of Cruden.

VII. Arthur, settled in Canada, ni. 14 Sept. 1848, Elizabeth
Milne, and has issue.

J. Mary, m. 13 Dec. 1828, William Allardyce, Merchant in
Aberdeen, andd 3 April, 1835.

II. Christian Martha, in. 1 Jan. 1836, Alexander Johnston,
Writer to the Signet, and d. s. p. 21 April, 1878.

III. Elizabeth, m. 17 Nov, 1847, David .Souter-Robertson, of
Lawhead and Wbitehill, and d. June, 1859.

IV. Jane.

V. Margaret, m. 4 Oct. 1853, George Augustus Thomson,
Esq.

Mr. Leith-Ross d. 15 May, 1839, and his widow 9 June, 1852.

Arms — 1st and 4th or, three water bougets sa., a bordure of
the second, being the coat recorded in 1672 by Francis Ross, of
Auchlossin ; 2nd and 3rd quarterly, Leith and Strachan, as
borne by the Leiths of Freefiled. Crest — On a cap of main-
tenance a water bouget sa. Mottoes — Above the crest, Agnoscar
€vcntu ; below the shield, Virtue have virtue.

Seat — Arnage Castle, Ellon.



ROSS OF CROMARTY.

!Rosg, Waltee Chaeteeis, Esq. of Cromarty,
Eoss-shire, J. P. cos. Koss and Cromarty, Capt.
IDurliam Light Infantry, b. 5 Aug. 1857, in. 8 June,
1S87, May, dau. of Sir Donald Martin Stewart,
JUart. G.C.B., G.C.S.I., C.I.E., D.C.L., LL.D., and
by her, who d. 2 June, 1891, has issue,

Pamela Mary.

Lineage.— For paternal descent, see Rose o/ Tarlogie.
Tlirouuh his mother, Lieut. -Col. Koss represents the families
of Ross 01 Pitkerie, and Munro of Culcaim, and, as great-
great-great-giandson of Sir Robert Munro, 22nd Baron and



5th Bart, of Fowlis, is the lineal representative of the Munros
of Fowlis, Chiefs of the clan.

Jamiln of goss of ^itkcm.

The family of Koss of Pitkerie is stated to be descended from
the 3rd son of one of the Barons of Balnagown, Chiefs of the
clan Ross, and representatives in the male line of the Earls of
Ross.

Andrew Ross, of Pitkerie, d. and was s. by his son,

George Ross, of Pitkerie, b. J 700, an Army Agent in the
reign of George II. , purchased, in 1772, the estate of Cro-
marty ; dying without surviving issue, he was s. by hia half-
nephew,

Alexander Gkat, Esq. of Over Skibo, co. Sutherland, who
assumed the surname of Ross. Alexander Gray-Koss dying
without male issue, the estate of Cromarty devolved upon the
grand-niece of George Ross, viz.,

Catharine Monro, of Culcaim. She m. Hugh Rose, Esq.
of Glastullich {see Rose of Tarlogie), and in terms of the entail
assumed the name of Koss. She d. 1852, having had, with two
daus., I. Catharine, in. Thomas Knox Holmes, Esq., and ii.
Arabella, m. Duncan Davidson, Esq. of TuUoch, and d. 1848,
an only son,

George Wihiam Holmes Koss, Esq. ot Cromarty, Lieut.-
Col.Comm.(and Hon. Col.) Highland Rifle Militia, D.L.,J.P.,
Convener co. Cromarty, b. 29 Aug. 1825; m. 20 April, 1849,
Adelaide Lucy, 3rd dau. of Duncan Davidson, Esq. of TuUoch,
CO. Ross (by his 1st wife, Elizabeth Diana, eldest dau. of God-
frey, 3rd Lord Macdonald), and by her (who d. 3 March, 18G0)
had issue,

I. Duncan Munro, late of Cromarty.

II. Hugh Rose, late Lieut. R.A., h. 31 May, 1854 (deceased).

III. Walter Chakteris, now of Cromarty.

I. Katharine Elizabeth Julia, m. 12 Feb. 1874, Major Francis
Maude Reid, 71st Highland Light Infantry.

II. Louisa Jane Hamilton, m. 1 Oct. 1875, Ronald Archibald,
6th Lord Macdonald, and has issue (see Burke's Peerage).

III. Ida Eleonora Constance, m. 15 June 1881, Capt. the
Hon. Godfrey Willoughby, late 9th Lancers, brother of
i,ord Middleton, and has issue.

IV. Matilda Elizabeth, d. 27 Nov. 1862.

Col. Ross d. Nov. 1883, and was s. by his eldest son,

Duncan Munko Ross, Esq. of Cromarty, J. P. and D.L.,
Lieut. R.N. (retired), b. 29 Sept. 1851 ; d. 14 Jan. 1887, s. ^.,
and was s. by his only surviving brother.

^umiig of llTunro of Cnltitirn:.

The origin of this family is thus related : —

" Donald a Bunro, son of Occaan, Prince of Fermanagh,
went to Scotland a.d. 1025, to the assistance of Malcolm III.
against the Danes. He was styled Donald a Bunro on account
of his ancestors having lived on the banks of the water of Ro,
in the co. of Derry, Ireland. This patronymic became after-
wards converted into Munro. Malcolm, for his good services,
granted him the land between Dingwall and the water of
Alness, which was subsequently erected into a barony, called
the Barony of Fowlis, after his father's residence near Loch
Foyle, Ireland. This district was also called Fer-in-Donald or
Donald's Land. He d. 1039."

Robert, great-great-great-grandson of Donald, m. a dau. of
Hugh Fresquin, Earl of Sutherland, andd. 1239, and from him
descended through a line of chiefs distinguished for their
military exploits, of whom George (son of Robert, 6th Baron,
and who was in. to a dau. of Kenneth, Earl of Sutherland) was
slain at Bannockburn; George, 7th Baron, at Halidon Hill;
and Robert, 14th Baron, at Pinkie, all three fighting at the
head of their clan; and Robert, 18th Baron, a Col. of horse
and foot in the service of Gustavos Adolphcs, King of
Sweden, died of his wounds at XJlm, 1633.

Sir Robert Munro, 22nd Baron and 5th Bart, of Fowlis (see.
Sir Robert Douglas's Baronage of Scotland, and Remarkable
Particulars concerning the Ancient Family of the Munros of
Fowlis, by Philip Doddridge, D.D.). Sir Robert m. Jean,
dau. of John Forbes, of Cullodcn, and had three sons, of
whom the 2nd was

George Munro, of Culcairn. In the absence of his elder
brother, who was serving in the army, and his father being
blind, he commanded the clan at the battle of Glen Shiel, 1719,
on which occasion he was severely wounded, and he and his
clan were distinguished by their conspicuous gallantry (.Sir
Walter Scott, Hist, of Scotland). He afterwards commanded
one of the independent companies of Highlanders, known as
the Black AVatch, and when they were formed into " the High-
land Regiment" in 1739, under the command of his elder
brother. Sir Robert Munro, Culcairn was appointed senior



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Capt. He retired from the service, owing to ill-health, in
1744, but on the l)rc:iking out of the rebellion in 1745 he
raised his brother's elan, and with it joined Gen. Cope at
Inverness. He commanded the Munros and Jlacleods in the
action with Lord Lewis Gordon at Inverury. He was shot
■when marching through Loehabcr by a M'Donald of Glen-
garry, who mistook him for another officer, 31 Aug. 1746 (Sir
"Walter Scott, Hist, of Scotland, and Dr. Doddridge). He was
«. by his son,

John Mcxeo, who ni. a dau. of Ross, of Calrossie, co. Hops,
by whom he had three sons and one dau. The Srd and only
surviving son,

Dc.NCAS MoBo, a Capt. in the 7Sth Highlanders, with which
regiment he served in the campaign in Holland 1791, was
■wounded at Gildermalsen ; he was afterwards on the staff in
India, A.D.C. to Gen. Mackenzie Fraser.* He ju. Jean Kirke,
niece and heir of Geokge Koss, of Pitkerie and Cromarty,
and had issue, i. George Koss, Capt. 85th Light Infantry, d.
when serving with his regiment in Jamaica; i. Catharine, of
Culcairn, m. Hugh Kose, Esq. of Gl.astulloeh {.'<fc lloss of Pit-
ilvW<); II. Jean, d. 5 Jan. 1S74. Ue d. lS'.;i, and was a. by his
elder dau.

A rms— Gu., three lions rampant arg., armed and langued az.,
in the centre a mullet of the second for difference, tiisl — An
tsagle with wings closed ppr. il/o»o— Dread God.

6tal — Cromarty House, Cromarty.



KOSS, late OF NETHEE.LEY.

Eoss, HoEATio Seftenberg John, Esq. late of
yetherley, co. Kincardine, J. P., lateEengal Civil
Service, 'b. 1834; m. 20 Feb. 1858, Caroline De
Laiitour, dau. of Sir Theophilus John St. George,
Srd Eart. of Woodsgift, and has issue,

I. Horatio St. Geoege, Capt. Eoyal Artillery, 6. 16 Sept.
1S64.

II. Hercules de Lautour, Indian Police, i. ISGfl.

Lii. Edward Macrae, b. 14 Feb. 1871, 2ud Lieut. Seaforth
Highlanders, d. 1893.

IV. John Alexander, 6. 1873.

V. George Parish, R.N., 6. 1875.

I. Ida, m. 1885 Frank Hardcastle, Esq. of Firwood, Lan-
cashire, formerly M.P. for West Houghton Divitiuu,
and has issue, Dorothy, Marjorie, Ida and Nira.

II. Maria Evelyn, Hi. 1S68, Charles Eustace Anson, Esq.
Lieut. R.K., and has issue, Frederick Charles, 6. 1889.

III. Morna.

Xiineag'e.— Horatio Eoss, Esq. of Netherlcy, J.P. and
D.L., 6. 1801; m. 1833, Justine Henrietta, dau. of Colin
Macrae, Esq. of Cornhill, co. Perth, andi/. 188G, leaving, iiUer
alios, a son and heir,

Horatio Seftexberg John, his heir.
This gentleman, who was eldest son of Hercules Ross, Esq.
Eossie Castle, co. Forfar, by Henrietta his wife, dau. of John
Parish, Esq. of Neinstaden, formerly represented Aberdeen,
and afterwards Montrose in Parliament. The said Hercules
Eoss erected Rossie Castle 1805 ; but the castle and estate were
Bold in 1853, by Mr. Horatio Eoss, previou.sly to his purchase
of Netherlcy, which has now also been sold.

£eiidence — 2C, High Street, PortsmouUi.



KOSS OF PITCALNIE.

WiLLiAMSON-Eoss, George Eos3, Esq. of Pit-
calnie, co. Eo.=s, b. 3 Nov. 1869 ; s. his grnnd-uncle 29
Au^. 1884, and is to assume the surname of Eoss
when he attains the age of 25.

Xiineagre. — Alexander Eoss, 9th of Balnagown (of the
original family), descended from Hugh Eo.ss, younger son of
Hugh, 6th Earl of Eo^s, m. Jane Sinclair, dau. of the Earl
of Caithness, by whom he had George and Catherine. He
)ii.2ndly, Catherine, dau. of Kenneth Mackenzie, of Kintail,
by whom he had one son, Nicholas, 1st Laird of Pitcalnie,
of whom hereafter. He d. 21 Oct. 1692, and was s. by his
Eon,

George Eoss, of Balnagown, m. Marjorie Campbell, dau.
of the Laird of Calder, by whom he had David, his heir, and

* He was also Lieut.-Col. of the Western Koss Volunteers
1S03.



Jane. He m. 2ndly, Isabel, dau. of Mackintosh, of Mactintosll,
by whom he had no issue. His son and heir,

David Ross, of Balnagown, m. Jane, dau. of John Gordon,
Earl of Sutherland, without issue. He 7/i. 2ndly, Annabella,
dau. of Murray, Earl of TuUibardine, by whom he had ona
ton,

David Ross, of Balnagown, m. Margery, d.au. of Hugbi
Fraser, Lord Lovat, by whom he hnd David, his heir ; Alex-
ander, who d. young, unm. ; and two daus. He d, 1653. Hi»
son ,

David Ross, of Balnagown, m. Lady Anne Stewart, dau. of
James, Earl of Moray, by whom he had no issue, lie d.
1711, and wass. as Chief by his cousin, Pitcalnie. The estate
of Balnagown he left to Gen. Charles Ross, of the family of
Lord Ross, of Halkhead, from whom it passed to the present;
family of Balnagown. Reverting to

Nicholas Ross, 1st of Pitcalnie, 2nd son of Alexander, 9th
Laird of Balnagown. He m. Eupham, dau. of Hugh Munro>
of Assynt, and d. in 1592, leaving an only son,

David Eoss, of Pitcalnie, m. Jean, dau. of Dunbar, of
JIunness, by whom he had David and Malcolm. The elder
son,

David Eoss, of Pitcalnie, m. Jean, dau. of Alexander
Mackenzie, of Shilcoi re, and 2ndly, Christina, dau.of Col. John
Munro, of Obedale, and left a son,

Alexander Eoss, of Pitcalnie, m. Anne, dan. of Walter
Eops, of Balmackie, by whom he had Malcolm, his heir, and
William, of whom hereafter. The son and heir,

Malcolm Eoss, of Pitcalnie, m. Jane. dau. of James'
MacCulloeh, of Pillon, by whom he had .\lesander, his suc-
cessor. He m. 2ndly, — Wallace, relict of George Munro, o£
Culrain, but left no issue by her. His only son,

Alexander Eoss, of Pitcalnie, m. 1st, Jane, dau. o£
George Munro, of Newmore, by whom he had issue, Mal-
colm, who d. without male issue. He m. 2ndly, Isobel, dau.
of David MacCulloeh, of Pillon, d. s. p. He m. Srdly,
Naomi, dau. of John Dunbar, of Burgie, by whom he had aa
only son,

McsRo Eoss, of Pitcalnie, who d. unm., and ■n-as s. by his
kinsman, James Ross, 8th Laird of Pitcalnie. Munro Eoss
claimed the Earldom of Eoss as heir male of that dignity,
and of the Balnagown family, in Feb. 1778.* We now retura
to

William Eoss, 2nd son of Alexander Eoss, 4th Laird oi
Pitcalnie. He left Scotland with his regiment in 1741 for
Antrim, Ireland, and there m. Eliza Brusack, relict of William-
Whittby, Esq., by whom he had one son, Alexander, and two>
daus. He d. 18 Oct. 1763, as Capt. and Adjutant of the Eoyal
Hospital, Dublin. His son,

Alexander Eoss,ih. Honora Burke, of Dublin, by whom h&
left issue, one son, James, and three daus. He d. July, 1787.
The son and heir,

James Boss, m. Sarah, dau. of G. Johnston, Esq. of Skerries,
CO. Dublin, and left by her (who d. 1816) five sons and on&
dau.,

I. James, his heir. ii. George, heir to his brother,

in. Henry, d. unm. 1830.

IV. William Munro, m. and d. in Jamaica 1S39, leaving an
only son, William, who d. unm. 1872.

V. Blennerhasset, d. unm. in Jamaica 1840.

I. Sarah,??!. 1834, Donald Williamson, Esq. (who d. 1SC4),
and d. 1838, leaving one son,

John Hugh Eoss Williamson, who m. Oct. 1805, Fanny
Georgiana, dau. of Rev. Theophilus Clarke, Yicar of
Tadcaster, and d. 1872, leaving issue,
George Eoss Willia



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