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Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Yesterday at 20:54 »
That is what I was thinking,  John and Alexander and Mary Helen were the one's to look at first.

I did come across this for Isabella 

Scotland Births and Baptisms
Name    -Isabel Lamont
Gender   Female
Christening  -Date   06 Dec 1778
Birth Date    -26 Nov 1778
Father's Name    -John Lamont

Mother's Name   Helen Armour

I looked up Rutherglen and it is a small town near Glasgow, so this could be a possibility but the birth date does not match with that of her death record. Which works out to 1781

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Yesterday at 17:55 »
There were no sponsors or witnesses for any of the children.

What do you think Monica, when you look at the names of the children you do you think would most likely be James parents name and Isabella's

This is James and Isabella's marriage affidavit. Among the witnesses on the bottom left I see a Ross can you make out it out? 

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Yesterday at 15:37 »
I hope so!

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Yesterday at 13:56 »
Yes, thanks

South Africa / Re: Anson in the Cape pre 1820
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 13:16 BST (UK)  »
Walter, what church did they belong to ? Did they say and have children and die in South Africa?

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 18:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks will check eggsa

Monica, found a civil death entry for James Ross He died 5 Jun 1832 age 59 Cape Town

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 17:33 BST (UK)  »
No, I have not found James's death info. The death register for the Cape  starts at 1834. I have looked from that year up to 1844, nothing. So Jame must of died before 1834

Monica would there be shipping passenger list for that 1808- 1811 to South Africa?

Scotland / Re: James Ross
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:46 BST (UK)  »
Yes Monica
That is the family.

As you can see the first son John Alexander died as a baby.
Then came the twins, Alexander and James.   
So was the names Alexander and James that of the grandfathers?
For late another son gets named John Norman McLead Ross

Or is the names John and Alexander the grandfathers?

Scotland / James Ross
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:19 BST (UK)  »
There have been many that have tried to find James Ross and Isabella Lamont both of Scotland. The first time we hear of James Ross is in 1808 In Cape Town South Africa, then know as the Cape Of Good Hope. He has formed a partership with Mr. Morrison and the business is know as Morrison & Ross, 3 Shortmarket Street Cape Town.

Then by 1811 we find him marring Isabella Lamont. (Extracts of marriages at the Cape of Good Hope, 1806-1821 (1920) Botha, Colin Graham, 1883-; The Genealogist)
Marriages at the Cape:
ROSS, James, of Scotland, Isabella LAMONT, of Glasgow. Rev. R. JONES,
12/5/1811. ( Military Chaplain at the Cape (Anglican), Cape Town)

They go on to have 7 children - 6 boys and a daughter.

I have gathered info for their lives in South Africa.

But it is there lives before they came here. Where in Scotland was James Ross born, who were his parents, when did he decide to come to South Africa ?

And Isabella Lamont, all we know is that she is from Glasgow, Scotland. So when was she born and who were her parents. Did she come to South Africa with her parents or by herself ?

These two people are my ancestors on my paternal side. My great grandmother's grandparent.

Seeking help please, and hoping there is more information now available. 


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