Catharine Ross

about 1803–
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Ross was born about 1803, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Ross, was 40 and her mother, Catherine Ferguson, was 42. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with John Wilson.

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Family Time Line

John Wilson
1799–
Catharine Ross
1803–
Mary Logan Wilson
1827–
Donald Ross Wilson
1829–
James Walters Wilson
1831–
Isabella Wilson
1833–

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 8

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 35

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

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)

  • Catherine Ross in entry for James Waters Wilson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Catherine Ross in entry for Donald Ross Wilson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Catharine Ross, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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