Returning Rosses 2011

Anne Mciver nee Ross from Inverness visited us with her second cousin Ethel Harmel from Saskatchewan, Canada. Ethel's grandmother was Jane Ross who emigrated to Canada.

William and Lynne Ross from Sheffield called in to see us in September. William's father and grandparents lived in Brechin in Angus

Bryony and Bob Bruce were on a touring holiday from Sussex. Bryony's great grandfather, Andrew Ross, who was born in Invergordon and orphaned at an early age, went to live in Edinburgh where he became a solicitor and later held the position of Ross Herald at the Court of Lord Lyon

Johan Ros and his family from Holland and Belgium enjoyed their visit to Tain.

The Ross ancestor of Annette Bishop from Coromandel, New Zealand, left Scotland in 1839. Helen Ross and her husband, David Sutherland, had been cleared from their land in Sutherland and via London, made their way to New Zealand on the "Oriental".

Nancy, Ian and Karen Ross from Coromandel, New Zealand, told us about their ancestors Andrew and Margaret Ross who farmed at Currie near Edinburgh in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. Their son, James, sailed to Canada aboard the "Roger Stewart". James's son, Andrew, sailed for New Zealand in 1867 where the family settled and thrived.

Ian Ross and his daughter Naomi from Western Australia called in to see us and find out more about Clan Ross history.

Alan visited us at Tain Through Time but came along to say hello at the Clan Ross tent at the Tain Highland Gathering as well. Alan's great-great grandfather was the Reverend Duncan Ross who was ordained in Edinburgh, 1795, and organiser of the first presbytery in Nova Scotia at Pictou.

Sally Ross came along to the Tain Highland Gathering to see us at the Clan Ross tent. It was with great sadness that we learned of her husband Rex's death. We met Rex at our Clan Gathering in Tain 2009 and remember him with great fondness.

Marischka Ross and her daughter Marija from Holland.

The Englund Family, Finland.

Annie Ross, accompanied by Guy Laboissonniere, had a super story to tell us. "My ancestor, William, came to Canada with 5 or 6 of his brothres and fought along with Wolfe. He was awarded a land in "Bic". The next generation were shippers, Captains on the St Lawrence River. My father, Pierre Ross was born in Quebec."

Paul and Elizabeth Ross made a special visit to Tain to find out more about Clan Ross. Paul moved from Glasgow to England and now lives in Lancashire. He plays the pipes in the Preston pipeband.

Alex and June Ross called in to tell us about Alex's ancestor, Hector Ross, Midoxgate. He will be sending us more information when he gets home to Kent.

Deputy-Commissioner for the Clan Ross Association in Tennessee, USA, Joshua Ross, called in to see us today. Accompanying him was Anastasia Doering. This is their first visit to Scotland but hopefully not their last.

Margaret and Hugh Taggart from Balintore brought along their son Ross and his wife Jenny to find out some more about the clan history.

Kelly Ross, from Washington DC, has traced his family connection to Tain to his 9X great grandfather who left in the 1650s.

James, Heather, Catherine and Alexandra Ross from Australia, called in at Tain on their tour of Scotland.

James and Joyce Ross, New Albany paid us a vist in June.

Ernie Ross, accompanied by Pauline, has been following in brother Alan's footsteps by visiting Tain. Alan and his wife Val were here for the 2009 Clan Ross Gathering. Ernie is from New Zealand. His grandfather was from Tain. 

The following day we were pleased to meet Robert Ross and friend Mary Ediger. They had made the journey from Nova Scotia, Canada. Robert is just starting on the path to tracing his roots. [Mary Ediger and Robert Ross]

Liz Wilson called in to see us, along with her husband Bob, on a very stormy May afternoon. Liz's Ross ancestors farmed at Dess, Kincardine O'Neil.


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