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Families covered: Ross of Halkhead
[Originally the upper and lower sections of this page were on Ross01 and Ross02 respectively. They were combined into this page on 16.10.05.]

Sir Godfrey Ross, Sheriff of Ayr (d before 04.1344)
1. John Ross of Halkhead (3rd son) succeeded by ...
  A. Sir John Ross of Halkhead (a 12.1413)
i. Sir John Ross of Halkhead (a 08.1447)
  a. Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Sheriff of Linlithgow, 1st Lord of Halkhead (d before 16.10.1501)
  m1. Marjory Mure (dau of John Mure of Caldwell)
  (1) Robert Ross (dvp)
  m. (before 1471) Agnes Melville (d before 1478, dau of Thomas Melville of that ilk)
(A) John Ross, 2nd Lord of Halkhead (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. (before 27.09.1490) Christian Edmonstone (d 05.1551, dau of Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath)
  (i) Ninian Ross, 3rd Lord of Halkhead (d 02.1555-6)
Uncertain which wife was mother of which child EXCEPT that BE1883 reports that Janet Stewart was mother of Robert and Elizabeth Ruthven was mother of James.
  m1. Janet Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox)
  (a) Robert, Master of Ross (dvp Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Agnes Moncrief (widow of Thomas Scott of Abbotshall)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Ross
  m. (10.05.1562) John Fleming, 5th Lord, Chamberlain (d 06.09.1573)
  m2. (mcrt 12.12.1523) Elizabeth Ruthven (dau of William Ruthven, 1st Lord)
  (b) James Ross, 4th Lord of Halkhead (d 02.04.1581) - continued below
  m. Jean Sempill (d 28.02.1592-3, dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
m3. (mcrt 09.12.1529) Elizabeth Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl)
  m4. Janet Montgomery
  Uncertain which of Ninian's four wives was/were mother of the following ...
  (c) Christian Ross (d before 02.1556-7) --
  m1. (1539/43, div) John Mure of Caldwell --
  m2. (05.11.1552, sp ?) Nicholas Ramsay of Dalhousie
  m3. (before 08.07.1555) John Weir
  (d)+ other issue - Hugh, William
partner unknown
  (f) John Ross of Tartraven
  (ii) Andrew Ross of Wardlaw ancestor of Rosses of Wardlaw
  (iii) Thomas Ross (a 1557)
  (iv) Helen Ross
  m. John Blair of that ilk
  (2) Giles Ross --
  m. (mcrt 03.03.1480) James Auchinleck (son of Sir John of that ilk) --
  (3) Elizabeth Ross (d before 17.11.1505) reported in TSP (Sempill) --
  m. Thomas Sempill of Eliotstoun, Sheriff of Renfrew (d Sauchieburn 11.06.1488) --
  m2. (after 1491, div) Marion Baillie (widow of John Somerville, 3rd Lord)
2.+ other issue - Godfrey, William



James Ross, 4th Lord of Halkhead (d 02.04.1581) - continued above
m. Jean Sempill (d 28.02.1592-3, dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
1. Robert Ross, 5th Lord of Halkhead (d 10.1595)
  m. Jean Hamilton (d 05.1631, dau of Gavin Hamilton of Raploch)
  A. James Ross, 6th Lord of Halkhead (d 17.12.1633)
  m. (mcrt 1614/5) Margaret Scott (d 05.10.1651, dau of Sir Walter Scott, 1st Lord of Buccleuch)
  i. James Ross, 7th Lord (d unm 03.1636)
  ii. William Ross, 8th Lord (d unm 08.1640)
  iii. Robert Ross, 9th Lord (d unm 08.1648)
iv. Margaret Ross (b 19.12.1615, bur 27.03.1633)
  m. Sir George Stirling, 6th of Keir (dsps 06.1667)
  v. Mary Ross (a 08.1646)
  m. John Hepburn of Waughton
  vi. Jean Ross
  m. Sir Robert Innes, 2nd Bart (d 02.1689)
  B. Robert Ross (d 03.1617)
  BE1883 (Ross) shows a daughter Grizel whom we show below as of a generation earlier.
  partner unknown
  C. Elspeth Ross
  m. James Miller (advocate)
2. Sir William Ross of Torphin and Muiriston, Sheriff of Renfrewshire, 10th Lord of Halkhead (d 1656)
  m1. Elizabeth Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk)
  m2. Margaret Forrester (dau of Sir James Forrester of Torwoodhead)
  BE1883 identifies William's second wife as Helen, daughter of George, 1st Lord of Corstorphine. This is repeated in TSP (Forrster). However, we follow TSP (Ross) which specifically refers to that identification but describes it as erroneous. TSP (Ross) reports that Margaret was mother of ...
  A. George Ross, 11th Lord of Halkhead (d 04.1682)
  m1. (mcrt 10.1653) Grizel Cochrane (bur 01.02.1665, dau of William Cochrane, 1st Earl of Dundonald)
  i. William Ross, 12th Lord of Halkhead (b c1656, d 15.03.1738)
  m1. (07.02.1679) Agnes Wilkie (dau of Sir John Wilkie of Fouldean)
  a. George Ross, 13th Lord of Halkhead (b 08.04.1681, d 17.06.1754)
m. (c1711) Elizabeth Kerr (d 22.05.1758, dau of William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian)
  (1) William Ross, 14th Lord of Halkhead (b c1720, d unm 19.08.1754)
  (2) Charles Ross of Balnagowan (b 09.02.1721, d Fontenoy 30.04.1745)
  (3) Jane Ross of Halkhead (b 10.12.1719, dsp 19.08.1777)
  m. (28.07.1755) John Mackye of Polgowan, later Ross (b c1706, d 10.1797)
  (4) Elizabeth Ross of Halkhead (b 16.04.1725, d 09.10.1791)
  m. (07.07.1755) John Boyle, 3rd Earl of Glasgow (b 04.11.1714, d 07.03.1775)
  (5)+ other issue - George (b 07.09.1722, dvpsp), Mary (b 1730, d unm 22.10.1762), Margaret (b 1731, d unm)
b. John Ross (b 13.07.1687, d young)
  c. Euphame Ross (b 10.11.1684, d before 07.1729)
  m1. (c1700) William Boyd, 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock (b 1683-4, d 09.1717)
  m2. (after 1717) John Murray
  d. Mary Ross (b 18.07.1687, d 17.01.1767)
  m. (mcrt 26.06.1710) John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl (b 24.02.1659-60, d 14.11.1724)
  e. Grizel Ross (b 29.05.1662, d 11.1749)
  m. (by 1715) Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs (d 31.07.1755)
m2. Margaret Wharton (dau of Philip Wharton, 4th Lord)
  m3. Anne Hay (dau of John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale)
  f. Anne Ross (d unm)
  m4. (mcrt 16.06.1731) Henrietta Scott (d 16.06.1750, dau of Sir Francis Scott of Thirlestane)
  ii. Grizel Ross (d 10.6.1732)
  m. Sir Alexander Gilmour, Bart of Craigmillar (d 10.1731)
  m2. (1665) Jean Ramsay (d 11.1696, dau of George Ramsay, 2nd Earl of Dalhousie)
  iii. Charles Ross of Balnagowan (d unm 05.08.1732, General)
  iv. Jean Ross
  m. William Ramsay, 6th Earl of Dalhousie (bpt 02.12.1660, d 08.12.1739)
v.+ other issue - Anna, Euphame, Margaret
3. Elizabeth Ross (d 10.07.1594)
  m. (mcrt 20.11.1582) Allan Lockhart, 5th of Cleghorn (a 1610)
4. Jean Ross
  m1. Sir James Sandilands of Calder (d 17.02.1576-7)
  m2. (mcrt 29.07.1580) Henry Stewart of Craigiehall
5. Dorothy Ross
6. Alison or Alice (or Helen) Ross
  m. Sir John Melville of Carnbee
7. Grisel Ross (d 03.10.1618) shown by BE1883 as daughter of the 5th Lord (we follow TSP)
  m. (mcrt 18.03.1589-90) Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir (d 1630)

Main source(s): TSP (Ross), BE1883 (Ross)
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