Month: February 2015

Ross origins

James Ross was born in 1827 in Kincardine, on the southern side of Dornoch Firth. His childhood was spent in the highlands. The 1841 census records him as living with his parents in Gledfield, which is at the inland (western) endĀ of Dornoch Firth. His father … Continue reading Ross origins

James Ross (1827-1892) – his early life

James Ross was born on 31 January 1827 in Kincardine, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, the fifth child of James Ross and Catherine Urquhart. His father was a blacksmith and he had lots of siblings. I cannot find a census for 1831 but in 1841 when … Continue reading James Ross (1827-1892) – his early life