Jane Ross

1703–24 January 1742 (Age 39)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life of Jane

When Jane Ross was born in 1703, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, her father, William Baron Ross, was 47 and her mother, Catherine Ross, was 31. She married Andrew Douglass I in 1718, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 January 1742, in Compass, West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Saint Matthew's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Compass, West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Douglass I
Jane Ross
Marriage: 1718
Susanna Douglass
John Douglass
George Douglass Sr.
Mary Douglass
Andrew Douglass II

Spouse and Children

Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    William Baron Ross





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Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Douglas in entry for George Douglas, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Jane Douglass, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Jane Douglass in entry for Mary Elliot, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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