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Andrew ROSS
Male - Bef 1730

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  • Birth  Parish of Fern, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef 1730  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I2646  Families
    Last Modified  21 Oct 2006 

    Father  David ROSS,   d. 13 Apr 1710, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret STRONACH 
    Family ID  F1078  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret GALLIC 
    Married  Bef 1710  [1
     1. Andrew ROSS
    Family ID  F1080  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "2 i. Andrew ROSS2 died before 1730 in Scotland. He was born in Parish of Fern, Ross-shire, Scotland. Andrew became third Laird of Balblair in 1710. He married Margaret Gallic before 1710. He was a scrivener and lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

      "He left an only son Andrew, fourth Laird of Balblair and a surgeon at Kingston, Jamaica, who in 1730 sold the estate of Balblair to John Cruikshank, a London merchant. Andrew died without a male heir and so the title of fifth Laird of Balblair was vested in John Ross, eldest son of Rev. George Ross, of New Castle, DE, as eldest male heir of the House of Balblair.

      "The Balblair estate was then conveyed in 1732 by John Cruikshank to a family who happened also to be called Ross (but from the Norman name de Roos). William Ross, seventh Laird of Shandwick and a writer in Edinburgh, Scotland, was born in 1694 and died, unmarried, in April 1739. At his death, his brother Hugh inherited the estates of Balblair and Shandwick. Hugh, born about 1695, was a London merchant. A letter written by Hugh in 1764 to John Ross of Philadelphia said "You stand Cadet of the decayed house of Ballamuchy. Balblair of your title was purchased by my brother, as it was part of his house originally. It remains yet. My eldest brother dying a bachelor, you shall find me his heir, as the historyographer of Scotland's deductions show." Hugh died 12 Apr 1775."


  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Ross Ancestry Text File, Rebecca Barefoot, (Received from Michelle Q. Hayes via email dated 3 Oct 2002), Page 1.