Strathcarron and Gledfield

In 1841 my grandmother’s grandfather James Ross was 14 years old. He lived in the village of Gledfield, in Ross-shire with his parents and siblings. He was a child of the Scottish Highlands. His father, who had the same name, was a blacksmith. James got his middle name, Urquhart, from his mother, Catherine. Gledfield lies... Continue Reading →

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Migrating Highlanders (Rosses of Gledfield)

The following is from a record that I have from Don Robinson, who researched the Ross family in the 1990s. My grandmother was Winifred Ross, one of William Ross's five daughters. William was born in Birkenhead, UK, the son of James Urquhart Ross, who was born in the Scottish Highlands. He migrated to Australia with... Continue Reading →

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) end of Dornoch Firth. His father was a blacksmith. Sometime between 1841 and 1851 he left Scotland... Continue Reading →

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