Tain Museum Image Library

CW Ross
Tain Museum Image Library
CW Ross

C W Ross(Charlie) had a stationers and booksellers business. It was in what is now part of Ross the Chemist (to the left hand side as you enter). He lived in Esther Place. He was also the Registrar for Tain and a keen photographer. He produced many post cards from his own photographs. Any of the images in this image library with the catalogue number 0152 are taken from an album of his photographs. His youngest and only surviving son, Bruce Ross, lives in Perth, Australia.
Picture added on 24 June 2005
From what I can find out, Charlie was the son of Alexander and Forestina Ross, daughter of James Ross, druggist - am I correct? If so, then he is a cousin - Margaret Ferrier Ross, Forestina's sister, married Alexander Mackenzie (saddler) and emigrated to Australia .They are my great great parents. Does any one know if I am on the right track?
Added by Jennifer Jones on 11 May 2008
Your comment made me check our records and you are quite correct Jennifer in thinking that Charlie was the son of Alexander Ross, whose bookselling business he caried on, and of Forestina Ross. Sadly, Bruce Ross has passed away since this picture was originally put up.
Added by Margaret Urquhart on 12 May 2008
Margaret, thank you so much for the information. It is very exciting to find that this is a relative. I am looking forward to finding out more about the family. My great great great grandparents were James Ross (druggist) and Margaret (nee Ferrier) who both lived and died in Tain. I am looking forward to visiting Tain and the Tain Museum one day in the not too distant future to search for more family details, though living in Canberra, Aust., means it will not be this year - maybe next??
Added by Jennifer Jones on 14 May 2008
Charles was my grandfather, 1887 - 1963. He was born at 1 Queen Street, which had been the family home some time, and on his marraige to Annabella Matheson in 1915 set up home in King Street, before moving to Esther Place in 1935. He had four children - Ian (my father, died 1995), Amy (died 1997), Bruce (died in Australia 2007) and Sandy (died 1993). My brother Martyn and I are the only two grandchildren, both now living in England - but returning to Tain regularly.
Any information on the family history, esp pre 1790s, would be of interest.
Added by Alistair Ross on 10 November 2008
Just seen your note re Annabella. She was the G grandfathers daughter. I recently received the war medals of a Donald Matheson, and a photograph, very good family resemblance, but not sure where he fits in !
David matheson
Added by David Matheson. on 22 July 2012
Hi David. Annabella was the granddaughter of William Matheson, who founded the Glenmorangie distillery. Annabella was born in 1994, and died in 1971. I am working on the family tree of the Mathesons, and can't find a David there (yet) - I have three Donald Mathesons - one the second son of William (b 1838), one a grandson of William (who went to New Zealand in the late 19th Cent); and one a grandson, born 1900 and killed in action 1916. Is this last the Donald whose war medals you have? Leave an e-mail link, or mail me direct, and we can check out the connections.

Added by Alistair Ross on 23 July 2012
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