Articles | Clan Ross

Articles in the category of #Clan Ross

The King's man and the Clans, 1587.

An account, from the Privy Council Records, of a large number of the Munro and Ross Clansmen being denounced rebels for breaking up a Baron Court being held by, King James VI's Ambassador, Sir William Keith of Delny.  

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The Conflict of Bealach-na-Broige

A short account of the Battle of 'Bealach nam Broig' where the Munro and Dingwall Clans were said to have won a 'sorrowful victory' which resulted in the deaths of both their chiefs.

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The Chapter House and School

This Decree of Council from James VI in 1588 ordered Alexander Ross of Balnagown, under pain of rebellion, to return the Chapter House and School of the St Duthac Collegiate Church.

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George Ross of Balnagown denounced a Rebel.

In 1589 James Dunbar of Tarbat complained to the Privy Council of James VI, accusing George Ross of Balnagown of attempting to kill him with a pistol and continually 'molesting' his tenants.

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The Battle of Altcharrish

An account of 'The Battle of Altcharrish', fought between Clan Mackay and Clan Ross in 1487, by James Fraser of Phopachy.

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16th Century Bond of Alliance

A formal agreement or Bond of Alliance, between the Chief of Clan Ross George Ross of Balnagown and his brother Nicholas Ross of Pitcalnie. Written at Balnagown Castle on the 22nd April 1588. Balnagown Documents, No.1008.

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Letter of Slains

The Chief of the Ross Clan pays 'blood money' after his kinsmen commit a double murder in Tain in November of 1583.

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Holding the Chief to Account

In June of 1676, David Ross the Laird of Balnagown and Chief of the Ross Clan attacked and 'cut with his whinger' his kinsman Walter Ross. A legal agreement in the Pitcalnie Paper records a meeting at Tain, the following month, where the Ross Clansmen bring their Chief to account by threatening 'to withdraw from following or serving him'.

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