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Donald and Catherine Ross

Journal by ToniOlsen

Am looking for more information on a Donald and Catherine Ross who came to New Zealand aboard the "Henrietta" in 1860. The settled in the lower south island.
They had 7 Children. Alexander, Donald, George, William, Margaret, John and Hugh.
William Ross was my Great Great Grandfather.

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on 2012-04-01 10:19:30

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by Palmer2 on 2013-09-06 03:43:17

Hi, Have been wondering if my Great Grandmother Isbella Ross (father Alexander Ross from Ross-shire, mother unknown) who married Hector McLeod and lived at Kartigi, was related to Donald as their son Hugh and wife Alicia were too old to have children of their own & wanted to adopt my mother's sister Flora McLeod who was a twin(parents Alexander Ross McLeod/Betsy Dunbar)? Thought perhaps there had to be a family tie to ask that of them.
Donald was born 1834 Alness R&C; parents were Alexander Ross/Margaret Munro
Catherine Munro was born c.1834 Alness R&C; parents George Munro/Ann Munro
They lived at Coulhill Farm, Palmerston
Donald died 1903 at Coulhill Farm and Catherine died 1910 (Both buried Palmerston Cemetery)
Which one was your great grandparent?
Would really like to find if Isabella is connected. Hope this helps you.
Gwenda Bowman

by ToniOlsen on 2013-09-06 10:06:25

My line as far back as I can't trace is Alexander (married Margaret Munro) > Donald (married Catherine Munro) > William ( married Lucy Lee Smith) > Fitzroy ( married Jessie Riddel) > William (married Eileen McGrath) > David (married my mother)

Looks like you might have a bit more info than I do :)
Would love to chat sometime

Toni Olsen (Ross)

by Palmer2 on 2013-09-08 19:30:22

Forgot to mention they came from Coulhill, Alness; explains the naming of their farm in NZ!I only did my research on this line as I suspected a family connection, which I am still no further ahead with. The only ones I couldn't find info on was the 2nd son Donald born 10.08.1863, Alexander born 1865 and a birth not recorded in 1867, and very little on George born 1869 who was a farm labourer on the family farm in 1896. Cheers Gwenda

by ToniOlsen on 2013-10-18 13:18:36

Sounds like it's the same family.
William Ross 27th July 1861 is my family line, his siblings are
Donald 10th August 1863 - 8th August 1947
Alexander 1865 - 29th May 1950
Margaret 1867 - 6th May 1940
George 19th October 1869 - 11th June 1943
John 2nd November 1871 - 24th August 1939
Hugh 1875 - 22 March 1951

If you would like to know more feel free to give me a call on 07 3807 0789 (I live in Australia ) or send me and email, [email protected] or if you want to give me your phone number I'm happy to call you.

Look forward to hearing from you soon

by Palmer2 on 2013-10-24 22:37:53

Thank you Toni, I have emailed you direct but forgot to let you know that Donald Ross born 1834 had a sister Esther born 31.12.1823 Kincardine, Ross & Cromarty,who died 07.04.1858 Australia. Sorry, haven't delved into that one further.

by Palmer2 on 2013-10-25 00:58:15

Hi again, had a quick look at Esther and looks like it is different parents going by Donald's parents' marriage date.

Esther McKay Ross B.31.12.1823 Edderton R&C, christened Kincardine R&C, married Ross Robert Davidson 02.07.1849(age 26) St Andrew's, Geelong Victoria AUST, died 07.04.1858 Hamilton VIC; children found - Margaret Anne Davidson, Robert, Margaret, Mary. Sibling found - Alexander born 07.05.1826 Edderton R&C m. Elizabeth Hutchinson 1853 Hamilton VIC.

-Donald was born 19.01.1834 Alness R&C.... (parents were married 1833 Fearn R&C)
-Alexander born 21.06.1835 Tabart By Fearn R&C,
-Janet born 09.11.1840 Fearn R&C,
-Andrew born 20.03.1843 Fearn R&C (hmmm, wondering about a possible twin?);
-Grace born 02.07.1845 Fearn R&C.

Hope these last ones are the siblings, will check the censuses at a later date.

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