Returning Rosses 2007
We look forward to meeting with you and recording your visit with a picture on our website.
The first Ross to visit the Clan Ross Centre this year was Charlene seen here with her husband James. They came all the way from Red Oak, Texas.
We had a very special visit to the Clan Ross Centre on the 30th of April when the Finnish branch of the clan came to Tain.The group was led by Stephan Granroth and Ingegerd Ekstrand. They are all descended from William Ross, Kindeace, who left Ross-shire and reappeared in Vasa, a merchant farming town in Finland (at that time part of the Swedish empire) in 1627.
Rob de Kam and his family made the journey to Tain in remeberance of his mother who was a Ross from Dundee.
Alasdair Jack called into the Clan Ross Centre in July. He was home from Brisbane visiting his mother Jean Ross, now living near Dornoch.
Lousie Munro Ross Gamble was tracing her great grandmother Jessie Ross nee Macleod who lived on St Duthus St/Queen St
In May, the Rev'd Llyod and Mrs Judy George visited us. Judy is the great-grand-daughter of Rev'd Charles Stuart Ross who migrated to settle in Australia. Charles was the son of Rev'd William and Catherine Ross of Tain.
Colin Ross from Bristol has been doing some very interesting research on a family Rioch/Ross from Pitcalnie/Pitcalzean/ Pitcullian or Pitkelzean. They moved to Contin then, maybe, Lewis. If anyone can help get in touch with us at the Museum.
In June Valarie Ross Kirk and her father, Larry Ross, from Ohio, USA visited with us.
On the same day as Valarie and Larry visited we met Therese, Jean-Paul and Anne Ross along with their partners Ronald Parisien, Raymond Messier and Rachel Filiatrault. They had made the journey from Montreal and Quebec, Canada. They will be passing on some interesting family history which I hope we can share with you soon.
In June we had a visit from Marjorie Ross who lives in Manchester. Her Great-great Grandfather was Alexander Ross who was a blacksmith from Geanies.
Rory and Lynette Tulloch from Cape Town, South Africa visited us in July. The Tulloch's are a sept of the Clan Ross.
The rain did not dampen Iain Alexander Ross and his wife Ann's enjoyment of their visit to the Museum & Clan Ross Centre at the end of July. Iain and Ann are from Dundee.
The begining of August saw a special visit from the Clan Chief's son Hugh Ross, younger of Ross, along with his family. It was great to have them visit the Clan Ross Centre and make them welcome.
On a gloriously sunny day, one of the few this year, Doug and Mary Fake from New Zealand made the journey to Tain. Doug's folk originally came from Ardgay. He is past president of the Clan Ross Association in New Zealand. Doug and Mary are away home with two of our Clan Ross Centre mascots.
Brenda Ross Gordon and her husband Robert have been tracing their Scottish ancestry. Brenda has traced her Ross line in America back to the 1600's.
From the Lowlands to the Highlands! Cornelius Ross and his family from Frankendall in the Netherlands paid the Pilgrimage Centre a visit and brought greetings from the Clan Ross Association of the Netherlands.
September saw a visit from Bridget Kilpatrick who lives in London. She is three times great grandaughter of George Ross. born c. 1787 in Tarbat. George enlisted, at the age of 17, in the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot (Ross-shire Buffs) at Fort George. He fought at the Battle of Maida and was decorated for his actions on the battlefield. He returned to Scotland and served in the 6th Royal Veteran Battalion at Fort George. He died in 1868.
Arch McCulloch from California visited in early September. The McCullochs are part of the clan Ross.
Rosemary Nash and her husband are from New Zealand. Rosemary is a descendant of George M Ross, a farmer of Torboll, Cambusmore Estate. She is the great- grandaughter of Dr John Ross who emigrated to New Zealand.
Donald and Caroline Ross made the trip from Nova Scotia, Canada. Donald is decended from Alexander Ross and Mary Mackay and 'still has some way to go in tracing his Ross ancestors!' There is to be an international Clan Gathering in Canada in 2008.
Robert and Evelyn Ross travelled from New South Wales to Scotland. Roberts Ross ancestor emigrated to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) in 1831.
The end of September saw Grahame and Berys Ross called in to the Clan Ross Centre. They had come all the way from New Zealand where they farm avocados and kiwi fruit.
Christopher and Jennifer Ross from Australia are celebrating their honeymoon in the Highlands. Jennifers folks are from Amat na Tuath. They have promised to send their wedding photo when they get home.
On a beautiful October day,William Ross Stevens, his wife Beth and their daughters Callie and Maggie visited from North Caroline, USA.
Lance Ross Heisler and his wife, Tracy, have been tracing Lance's ancestor, John Ross, who emigrated with his wife to Canada in 1849.They then moved to the United States of America. He came from Kincardine.
Donald Ross from Edinburgh visited with his wife Frances. Donald has traced his Ross ancestor, David, back to Tain in the mid 1800's.
It was a special day at the Clan Ross Centre on Friday 19th October. Daniel James Ross and Katharine Johnston made the journey over from Australia to get married in St Duthus Collegiate Church, Tain. Daniel's ancestor, Andrew Ross lived in Tain c1880. The couple were presented with a Clan Ross Centre mascot to mark the occasion.
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