Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Kt.

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Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Kt.

Also Known As: "dominus Johannes de Ross", "miles", "dominus de Halkhead"
Birthplace: Halkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: after December 1413
Halkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Ros, of Halkhead and Unknown Ross
Husband of wife of John Ross
Father of John Ros of Halkhead, Constable of Renfrew Castle

Occupation: dominus de Halkhead
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Kt.

John was born about 1375, the son and heir of John de Ross of Halkhead. He had a son, John.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Ross Lord Ross, p 581, VIII, Sir John. link

He died before the year 1392, and was suc∣ceeded by his son,

VIII. Sir JOHN, who, in a donation of A∣dam Fullerton of Crosby to the monastery of Paisley,* is designed Johannes Ross, dominus de Halkhead, anno 1392. In a donation of sir John Blair of Adam∣ston to the same monastery,*dominus Johannes de Ross, miles, dominus de Halkhead, is a wit∣ness, anno 1397.

He married Agnes, daughter and sole heir∣ess of sir John Melvile of that ilk,* by whom he got a great accession to his estate, particu∣larly the lands, barony, and castle of Melvile, in Mid Lothian, &c.

By her he had a son,

IX. Sir JOHN Ross of Halkhead, who succeeded him, and was appointed heretable ...



  • Balfour Paul, Sir James. The Scots Peerage (David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1904-1914); in 9 Volumes; Volume 7 for Ross of Halkhead, page 248. Archive.Org
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  • Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Ross01
  • The Melvilles, Earls of Melville, and the Leslies, Earls of Leven. Memoirs. (Correspondence. - Charters.) [With plates, including portraits and facsimiles, and genealogical tables.] by Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. Page 22. Archive.Org “Some peerage-writers state that the heiress of Melville married Sir John Ross of Halkhead, knight, who lived in the years 1392 and 1397, and also that their son, Sir John Ross, received a charter of the barony of Melville as early as the year 1401. Both these statements are entirely erroneous. ...”
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Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Kt.'s Timeline

Halkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Halkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
December 1413
Age 38
Halkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland