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William Ross was a merchant from Cullen, Banffshire, who spent much of his lifetime in Hong Kong. When he returned home, he was a wealthy man and became Provost of Cullen, where he died in 1867 at 49 years of age. Because of his association with China and Hong Kong, he was known as "Auld Cathay". Also, I have been told that the name Ross was never spoken in Cullen fishing circles because it was taboo and nicknames had to be used. Do you know the reason why?

My father, William Ross, was born in Aberdeen in 1876 in Aberdeen, and migrated to Western Australia in 1913. His ancesters had been seafarers, boatbuilders and fishermen from Cullen. Seek more info about his ancestry.

Contact: Mrs. A. H. Wilkins, 103 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant 6153, West Australia.

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George F. Ross, son of son of Donald W. Ross & Barbara Forbes, Zorra Twp., ON, Canada, b. May 17, 1863, Walkerton, ON. m. Frances G. Sherlock. Lived Guatemala & Mexico City. (- d. between 1906 & 1914), and the family has lost touch with these relatives. Request further info.

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

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George Ross, eldest son of of Alexander Ross & Elspet Mackay, (b. Nov. 25, 1826 "Break-chow", Rogart Parish, Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Emigrated with parents 1832 to Zorra Twp., ON, Canada. Farming there 1851, elsewhere in 1861, lived in Orillia, ON, & d. before 1885.

Contact (with any info): Mrs. R. F. Ross, Route 4, Box 130, , Nathalie VA 24577 USA.

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