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8 missing Ross's
« on: Saturday 05 September 15 17:15 BST (UK) »
Hello All

I am looking for origins and ages of a family of eight Ross's who were involved in a maritime tragedy in 1853. Do they fit your family tree?
•Alexander Ross
•Marian Ross
•Francis Ross
•David Ross
•Christian Ross
•John Ross
•Isabella Ross
•Alexander Ross

http://www.anniejane.net/passengers/steerage-passengers-drowned/

Regards Allan



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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 September 15 21:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Allan

Trying to help with can help people get involved with this type of post...

Can you maybe add what else you have on this 1853 tradegy. Any further reporting on the event? What is your interest?

This can all help for people trying to help you further now  :)

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 September 15 21:42 BST (UK) »
OK...understand better, Allan  :)

www.irishgenealogynews.com/2015/09/any-connections-to-1853-annie-jane.html
www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?62404

No further details on this type of documents? www.abebooks.com/Shipwrecked-Vatersay-true-story-emigrant-ship/6079056276/bd

Haven't been able to find a manifest so far from Liverpool  :-\

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 September 15 21:58 BST (UK) »
Allan, why do you think the Ross group were from Ross & Cromarty? They may also not be linked you understand as group... Without the manifest, hard to see where specifically they were from and their connection to each other.

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 September 15 22:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica

I have no idea if they were from that area but I thought it's worth a try.
So far when I have discovered any information about a group with a surname, they have proved to be the same family, though I do realise that will not always be the case. Might even be two groups of the same family.
When you only have names and no place of origin its almost impossible to find people using convential methods. I can only raise the public profile and hope somebody is missing a branch of their tree.
 So that's what I am doing, just shaking the tree.

Thanks for your interest.

Regards Allan

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 September 15 22:40 BST (UK) »
Allan, I can see now what you are doing...which is always amazing to see  :)

Will try again to see the links as a group or other for the Ross names. Saw two Alexanders for example. Thought maybe father and son. Haven't got much further with that.

Let's see what other people can see with this  ;)

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 September 15 23:14 BST (UK) »
There were numerous Rosses migrating to the USA and Canada in the mid-19th Century; my tree has several people who ended up in Pictou, Nova Scotia, but I'm afraid to say the names of the missing family members from north-west Sutherland don't fit your search

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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 July 18 09:12 BST (UK) »
Hello everybody

Just going through old posts tidying up, might be useful for someone, a lost branch of a family tree.

They were two Ross families lost.
First from the Gorbals in Glasgow.
Alexander Ross aged 25 (Engineer)
Marian Ross aged 21
Francis Ross aged 1

Second family from Rosskeen in Rosshire.
David Ross aged 36 (Shoemaker)
Christy Ross aged 32
John Ross aged 8
Isabella Ross aged 5
Alexander Ross aged 3




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Re: 8 missing Ross's
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 July 18 21:56 BST (UK) »
Great to see you were able to identify them  :)

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