Miss Rosa Williamson Ross, Pitcalnie

Miss Rosa Williamson Ross, Pitcalnie

Year: 1961 | Included in Albums: Clan Ross / People

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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.

Cat No. 2809
Year 1961
Albums Clan Ross / People
Date added August 19th, 2005
Added by Tain & District Museum
3 Visitor Comments
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    Layna Jan Wilson

    Hello from Vancouver Canada - I just found your website. Rosa was the daughter of my ggaunt's daughter Fanny Clarke.

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    Desmond (Des) Angus Ross (Pipe-Major)

    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,

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    Mr Robertson

    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.

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