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Offline MonicaL

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Re: James Ross
« Reply #18 on: Monday 15 October 18 23:02 BST (UK) »
Regarding the second Ross on those marriage lines for James and Isabella,  I  think he was George Ogilvie Ross. Therefore second letter an O.

This George was the Superintendent of the Printing Office,  married to a Dorothea. They were having children in the early 1800s in Cape Town.

I haven't firmed up but this George was reputed to be the son of a John Ross and Lady Jane Ogilvie. Also supposed to have been born in Edinburgh in the mid 1770s. He died relatively young in the London area in 1825 in unhappy circumstances. See https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_dss=range&_ro=any&_p=1800&_q=%22george+ogilvie+ross%22

Dorothea remained in England till her death and remarried.

Interesting...but how to possibly connect this to your James...assuming there is a family connection between them.

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Re: James Ross
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 16 October 18 14:57 BST (UK) »
You mentioned George Ogilive Ross being in the printing office, what is interesting is James and Isabella Ross's son Robert McMillan Ross married Margaret Solomon the sister of Saul Solomon who was in the newspaper printing business.

So George Ogilive Ross married a Dutch girl. Dorothea Catharina Steyn. All their children were baptized in the Dutch reformed church. the first 3 children of 7 died as infants.

Will look at the others of the same time period. Thanks
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Re: James Ross
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 16 October 18 15:29 BST (UK) »
Some details seem to be available re Hamilton Ross, merchant of Cape Town http://atom.lib.uct.ac.za/index.php/hamilton-ross-papers

Lots of family trees for him following his marriage to Catherina Elizabeth van den Berg.

Bio here www.geni.com/people/Lieut-Hamilton-Ross/6000000014328326210

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Re: James Ross
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 16 October 18 17:15 BST (UK) »
This site has all the Ross's you mentioned and more - http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?page_id=15036

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