Tain Museum Image Library

Miss Rosa Williamson Ross, Pitcalnie
Tain Museum Image Library
Miss Rosa Williamson Ross, Pitcalnie

Miss Rosa succeeded as Chief of Clan Ross on the death of her elder sister in 1957. She was born at Balnagore, Fearn. Her grandmother was heiress to the line of both Pitcalnie and Ross. Miss Rosa who subsequently took the name of Ross along with her family name of Williamson, died at her home, Ord House in Tain, at the age of 99 years on 24th March, 1968.

She retained all the old family documents, most of which are now in Edinburgh, and was the last of the Pitcalnie Rosses. On her death, the Chiefship and armorial dignities passed to the house of Shandwick.
Picture added on 19 August 2005
Comments:
Hello from Vancouver Canada -

I just found your website.
Rosa was the daughter of my ggaunt's daughter Fanny Clarke.

Added by Layna Jan Wilson on 11 March 2006
I met Chief Rosa at her house in Tain 1966.
She wrote a letter to me, I still have this, along with the envelope.
I became Commander of Clan Ross in Australia in June 2O14 by appointment from Chief David Ross of Ross whom I have known for many years,

Added by Desmond (Des) Angus Ross (Pipe-Major) on 30 August 2015
I bet that lady could tell some great tales and stories, I'd really like to research the history of this Chiefdom, it's all very obscure to me, a great project to undertake though.
Added by Mr Robertson on 09 March 2017
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Clan Ross

Dr  Elizabeth Ness Macbean RossStaff in front of Balnagown CastleHugh Ross snuff boxPlan of St Duthus Church, 1815Letter from William Forsyth to Lady PitcalnieHarrowing?, Balnagown EstateGrain Drying, Balnagown EstateChildren's gamesBalnagown Staff c1900Sir Charles Ross at Eton