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Articles in the category of #Clan Ross

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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The Loss of an Earldom

The following is a translation of a Petition addressed by William Earl of Ross to King Robert II., in which he states the circumstances of his being deprived of his estates in Buchan, and of the earldom of Ross passing to Walter Leslie, the husband of his daughter, instead of to his brother and heir-male Hugh. It is dated Edinburgh, 24th June 1371.

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The Chief of Clan Ross

Alexander Ross the ninth of Balnagown and Chief of Clan Ross by William MacGill, author of the Tain and Balnagown Documents

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Ardmore House

A short story on the History of Ardmore House and its connection to Clan Ross

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The Kings Sons

A story from the Chronicle of the Earls of Ross of the origins of the legendary Paul MacTyre.

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The Earl of Ross returns North 1303.

A document from the English Exchequer detailing the journey and expenses of the Earl of Ross as he returned to Scotland after years of being a prisoner of King Edward I of England.

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