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Newsletters: 1978 - 1990

Since Clan Ross - Canada (founded in 1960) is one of the oldest organized clan groups, its Newsletter is relatively old, having started in 1978. Moira Ross, Commissioner of Cape Breton was the first editor, until about 1980, when Margaret Montgomery took over and produced it faithfully for about 9 years. In the Fall of 1990, Clan Ross-Canada donated 25 issues (1978-1990) to the Library at the University of Guelph, Ontario. This library is one of the best in the world for Scottish Studies material, and the university continues to have an active programme in the History Department.


George D. Ross, a blacksmith of Brora, Scotland, died at Sutherland Brooks on January 17, 1917. Where is Sutherland Brooks? This man worked for the Earl of Selkirk. There are a number of Selkirk Settlements, (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and maybe Alberta), one of which had a town of Brooks?

Contact: Roderick M. Ross, 87 Chalmers Street, Greenfield Park, Quebec J4V 3A6.


2nd Great-grandmother was Jane Ross born about 1820 in Scotland , m. Alexander Murray about 1837 and lived in West Branch River, John Pictou Co., Nova Scotia. Their Children were: James, Hugh A., Jessie, Catherine, William, Barbara, Isabella, Mary, John & Jane, Laurie. Jane died in 1900 at West Branch River, John Pictou Co. I would like to know her parents' names and where she was born.

Contact: Mrs. R. E. Baines, 1023 Lakeway, Boulevard, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3E3.


Hugh S. Ross and Sarah _____ born in Virginia, USA, (I believe). Hugh and Sarah had at least one child, Samuel, b in Bath County, Va. in 1761. Samuel had 2 wives: Hannah Adaline and Rebecca (surnames unknown). Samuel had six children: Rachel Ross (1809 VA), Hugh S. Ross (1810 VA), Robert Ross (1815 OH), John S. Ross (1820 VA), Hannah (1824 VA) and Nancy (1827 VA). [Anyone with further info?]

Contact: Janice M. Burns, 84-27th Street, Huntington, West Virginia 25702 USA


Origins of ggf John Ross b. c.1794 (Scot.?), carriage builder, d. 1867 in Colchester County, NS. m. to Elizabeth Dunn b. 1799. My gf James Ross b. July 9,1836 Forest Glen, Colchester Co., NS, d. Dec.19,1906 Brookfield, NS. m. Dec. 1858 to Isabell Ormiston, b. 1838 Stewiacke, Colchester Co. Four children: Ivy Myrtle Ross m. Burford, Walter, Donald and Gordon. [Clues about John Ross' origins?]

Contact: Mr. Clifford Burford, 1064 Darlene, Springfield, Oregon 97477 USA.

850101 (See update 021106 under the year 2002)

Ancestors of Rev. George McLeod Ross (1804-1855) of Quebec, m. Edith Hallowell (d. 1836 at age 29), whose sister was the wife of Rev. John Bethune (Rector of Christ Church in Montreal). Tutor in Montreal 1824, became minister 1828, and was Rector of St. George's Church at Drummondville, Quebec, until his death. Three children of the Rev. George Mc:eod Ross and Edith (Hallowell) Ross were: William Morrey Ross - b.1831,Drummondville d,1908, Vancouver. Catherine Martha Ross - d. in early infancy, Drummondville. Frederick Herriot Ross - died in early infancy, Drummondville.

Contact: David Ross, Apt. 105B, 225-6th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3S1.


Attempting to trace descendants of a James Ross m. Mary Armstrong. Some of the children, who eventually settled in Paris. Ontario were: John (m. Isabella Patterson), James (m. Jemima McAteer), Robert (m. Bertha Smith), Andrew (m. Edith Day), Jessie (m. Ed Wale), Marion (m. Hugh McCammon) and Helen (m. Harry Byers).

Mary Armstrong's parents were Robert Armstrong and Jessie McDowell. Of their children: John (m. Susan Monteith), Jane (m. John Wilson), William Monteith Wilson (m. Marion Glen Terpena).

Contact: William E. Wilson, P.O. Box 338, Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0.


Info requested about the following family from the area around Cowansville, Quebec, which was referred to as broome Corners:
Grandfather John Percival Ross (or Percival John Ross) b. October 30, 1876, in Cowansville, Que.
Great-grandfather James Alfred Ross, b. February 19, 1851, in either Windsor, ON, or in Quebec.
Great-grandmother Claribell Chapman, b. August 27, 1857, in either Canada or England.
Great-great-grandfather Robert Ross, probably born in Canada.

Contact: LeRoy E. Ross Jr., 1288 Cypress Drive, Vista, California 92083 USA


Wife Victoria seeking family tree of her husband John Fraser of Richmond Hill, ON, Canada. The tree includes Donald Ross from Durness, Scotland, and Ann Dunn, who came to Pictou County and lived near Churchville, a son William Ross and his grandddaughter Isabell Ross who m. Dan Robert Fraser. Another granddaughter of William Ross was Mary Ross who m. L. Murray.

Contact: Victoria Fraser, Box 331, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Y6


Request info on Great-grandfather William Ross, who was in the 78th Regiment of Foot for 27 years. He was pensioned and given land in Canada in 1832. I know nothing of their life in Scotland.

Contact: Dorothy (McIntosh) Rudisuela, RR#6, Woodstock, ON N4S 7W1.


Any info on the Burnshaungy Andersons in Parish of St. Fergus, District of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scot.? "Burnshaungy" would be a farm name on which the family resided for many centuries.

Contact: Mrs. Katherine E. Morrison, Orangeville, Ontario.


Anderson ancestors arrived in Sackville, NB, in 1772 via the "Duke of York" sailing from Liverpool to Halifax, but they had come from Yorkshire, Eng. Did the Andersons in Yorkshire originally come from Scotland and was there any connection as a Sept to Clan Ross?

Contact: Dr. Robert N. Anderson, 101 Chippewa Cres., W. Lthbridge, Alberta T1K 5B4.

900601-1 [Highland Query]

I would like to make contact with Canadians whose forefathers were removed from the Highlands of Scotland during the clearances. A reasonably detailed account (of the family's removal, their arrival in Canada and stories to the present day) would be appreciated.

Contact: N. Campbell, 5 Drummond Crescent, Inverness, Scotland IV2 4QW.


Seeking descendants of Albert Alexander Ross and of George Ross (both born July 13, 1861 & baptised December 21, 1874 in Walkerton), son of Donald Wilson Ross and Barbara Forbes, Zorra Township, Ontario. In mother's obituary (1899), Albert and George are said to be an accountants in Minneapolis, MI.

Also descendants of William Ross b. Jan.30, 1836, Zorra Twp.,Oxford County, ON, Can., son of Alexander Ross and Elspet Mackay of Rogart, Sutherland-shire, Scotland. Went to Yerington, Nevada, USA, after 1861. Not mentioned in his bro. Donald Wilson Ross's obituary in 1914. A bro. James Angus Ross d.1911

Contact: Mrs. R. F. Ross, Route 4, Box 130, Nathalie, VA 24577 USA

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