Still later it became a sheriffdom, and in the late 1600s it lost the areas owned by Sir George Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat and 1st Earl of Cromartie, to his Sheriffdom of Cromarty. They were my g g grandparents and had the following children all born in Nigg R and C. Photo: North Highlands Another insight into the deep history of the Highlands comes as we push down the east coast. I would love to find out more about him and his forbears. No report was forthcoming from the committee of privileges in the first session of the 1710-11 Parliament, whereupon Sir Kenneth Mackenzie gave up the ghost and declined to resubmit his case, much to the dismay of some of his supporters, including his brother Lord Royston. The McFarquhars of Redcastle brought a strong Jacobite contingent from the Black Isle to join the forces of the Earl of Cromarty and a rebel, John Ross joined them. The title reverted to the crown in 1424.
The ancestral seat of the clan, Balnagown was thought to convey the chieftaincy, and Lord Ross wished to be able to demonstrate that he united in his own person the various branches of the family. Duncan Forbes and Alexander Ross the Pitcalnie chief raised a Ross Independent Company to garrison Inverness Castle against the Jacobites. Kenneth was married to Mary McGregor and lived in the north west area of Scotland. Any info would be welcome. Most appreciative of any help provide. Open only to tents and often deserted, this gem is as close to wild camping as you can get, but with toilets and hot showers on hand to ease you through the experience.
He was born to Roderick MacKenzie and Janet McLennan. Only one-tenth at the most escaped to equally perilous Sutherland. In the way stands Beinn Bhàn - 'The White Mountain'. Kennethina had a daughter, Williamina McLean or Carmichael who was born in 1874 and who was staying with her grandmother in 1881 but where did she go following her grandmother's death in 1885? Found census info which shows he worked for the Manse of Lochalsh as a farmer. Another daughter, Mary my gg grandmother married John MacGregor, Lochcarron in 1828. John, Alexander, Donald and Mary.
However, apart from this individual the Clan Ross on the whole supported the government. We found them at Lindesfarne Festival. They also had a daughter Florence who was born at Dingwall in 1925. Royston to same, 12 Feb. Family is very important to us, we would like to reach out and contact any of our distant family still in Scotland. Registered: January 31st 1878 at Glenelg by Donald Fraser, Registrar.
It included most of Ross as well as Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Over the following two centuries, the Balnagowan inheritance passed through the Lockhart Family of Carstairs to 1972, when the estate was sold. By the spring of 1708 only Sir William Gordon had been added to the list of potential voters, and that by his own efforts. Sir James Clark Ross 1800-62 accompanied his uncle Sir John Ross on his first and second polar voyages. But the outcome of the two previous contests was a poor augury for his prospects, despite the fact that he could rely on the lairds of his own clan, their Presbyterian allies the Munros, and Sir William Gordon, 1st Bt. The greater was their anger, therefore, at seeing Rosse retain his seat at the ensuing electoral court, on this occasion defeating Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Cromarty. Jessie Ann Fraser was their nineth child four boys and four girls prior to her birth.
At the same time, lands in Ayrshire were held by a Ross Family, but these Rosses came from Yorkshire during the 12th century and were vassals of the powerful de Moreville Family, from whom they received the lands of Stewarton. Children 9 1782 Apr 6th Helen Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1784 May 2nd Janet Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1785 Feb 26th Katherine Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1785 Dec 8th Christian Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1788 March 15th Ann Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1790 March 18th Isabella Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1792 July 8th Christian Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1792 July 8th William Ross, Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire 1797 June 20th Helen Ross, Fearn, Easter Ross-shire Isabella Ross wife of Arthur Ross, mother of Isabella Ross B:1790 March 18th Fearn, Eastern Ross-shire M:1809 March 3rd Arthur Ross, Fearn. He was granted lands in North Argyll which thereafter became known as Wester Ross. Less than two years after launching, their Rock Rose Gin — packaged in gorgeous porcelain bottles — has already snatched a coveted Great Taste award. This had been one of the medieval mormaerdoms of Scotland at a time when the Norse and the Scots struggled for control of what is now northern Scotland.
The details will be added to the county listing. This mans father was Donald, born 1863 Kistle, Snizort, Skye and died after 1886. Welcome to Portmahomack Lying on the shores of the Dornoch Firth, Portmahomack is a place just waiting to be discovered. Alexander Ross 1590-1654 , was born in Aberdeen and became a schoolmaster in Southampton. George, 14th Lord Ross of Hawkhead and 16th of Balnagowan.
Both and survive as descriptive terms in common use into the modern era. He was created Earl of Ross in about 1234. Married Christian daughter MacLeod of Torquil. The MacKays and Rosses had long feuded. In 1715 The Earl of Seaforth led a force of 3000 men headed by the Clan MacKenzie which also included men from the Clan MacDonald, Clan MacKinnon, Clan MacRae and the Clan Chisholm.