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Donald Ross born about 1815
« on: Sunday 05 August 12 20:41 BST (UK) »
I am trying to research my husband's Ross ancestry in Scotland and have come to a full stop with his great great great grandfather Donald Ross. I believe Donald was married to Janet McDonald and they lived in Invernesshire/Nairnshire. Their children, I think, were John, Janet, George, Catherine, Jessie, Alexander, Donald and Margaret. I think Donald was a farmer and worked as a bailiff at some point but beyond this I know nothing. I would love to find out more about his life and parentage and that of his wife.
Can anyone help please?

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 August 12 21:22 BST (UK) »
 hi, :)at  calbreachley petty parish inverness parents george ross and catherine mclean    donald ross born 26 july 1814

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 August 12 21:39 BST (UK) »
 his father george was born 1787 in tarbat r&c  scotland

he served in sicily&calabria 1804 fought in thebattle of maida 4 july 1806 discharged after being wounded in the right leg

1808 enlisted in the 6th royal veteranbattalion formed to guard the french P.O.W
this corps was made up of invalided soldiers who could not carry on as a regular soldier due to injuries

this war is  in the book 15 minutes of fame by richard hopton which you can google

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 August 12 21:54 BST (UK) »
george ross napoleonic war 78th foot reg medal awards also noted as an out chelsea pensioner as injury sustained incapacitated him
 he died 1868 campbelltown nr, ardersier scotland

family in the 1841,51,61 scotland census's

Donalds brothers and sisters were
Murdoch  b1809
George b 1811 d 1817
john  b 1813 d 1829
george 1817 d1888
andrew b1819 d 1891
alexander b1822
margaret b 1824  d 1908
john  b 1829 
ann  b 1837

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 August 12 22:04 BST (UK) »
donald mother  catherine mclean b,1788 petty county scotland 
d 1866 campbelltown
her parents were murdoch mclean and margaret mclees,

donald father's parents were
george ross 1760 and euphemia bain 1764


janet mcdonald b1814 boleskine& abertarff inverness

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 August 12 22:33 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all this wonderful information.This has filled in another two generations.It came as a big surprise to find Donald's father had a military background. Could you let me know the sources of the information to attach to my tree please?

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 August 12 22:46 BST (UK) »
 militirary archives fort george garrison inverness

and the national archives kew london :)good luck with the rest of it

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 August 12 23:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that. Could you be a bit more specific please as I was hoping to look at the original sources of this information myself. Did you mean I should search the National Archives directly or is the information available through another website like Ancestry or Scotlands People?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Donald Ross born about 1815
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 August 12 09:05 BST (UK) »
hi, the military records on ancestry