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William Georgeson Ross

Finnish: William Ross
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Lauder, Haddingtonshire, Berwickshire, Scotland.
Death: 1648 (50)
Vasa, Finland
Immediate Family:

Son of George Ross, of Halkhead
Husband of Maria Mattsdotter Lång and Margareta Jakobsdotter Ross
Father of Herman Williamsson Ross; Jakob Williamson Ross; Wilhelm Williamsson Ross and Katarina Williamsdotter Ross

Occupation: Borgmästare i Vasa., Kauppias Vaasassa - Salpietaritehtailija, vaasalainen kauppias, Köpman i Nykarleby
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About William Georgeson Ross


William Ross. Syntynyt 1598 Lauder, Haddingtonshire, Berwickshire, Scotland. Kuollut 1648 Vaasa[5]. Anlände till Stockholm år 1617. Tio år senare flyttade William till Åbo, där han tjänstgjorde hos köpmannen James Wolin. Som handelsagent William Ross besökte år 1628 Nykarleby och bosatte sig där ett par år senare. Som egen företagare i Vasa fick han borgarrättigheter i början på 1630-talet. Sedan år 1637 var han bosatt i Vasa och hade rätt att handeln mellan Stockholm och Vasa. Han blev en av de rikaste männen i regionen.

William Ross, f. ca 1598 i Lauder, Haddingtonshire i Skottland. Kom som pojkflykting till Sverige 1617 tillsammans med sin far Georg. William Ross (1598-1648) anlände jämte far George till Stockholm 1617, enligt sägnen som politisk flykting.

Clan Ross is a Highland Scottish clan first named as such by King Malcolm IV of Scotland in 1160 (see Wikipedia). This may be the primary origin of the name.

As the name is fairly common, it is possible that immigrants with foreign surnames may have changed their surname to this for reasons varying from pronounceability in the local tongue to politics to racism. eg. Rosenberg changed to Ross.

William Ross moved first to Stockholm in 1617 as a political refugee with his father George. Ten years after that he moved to Turku (Åbo) and after that to Uusi Karlepyy where he worked as a sales-agent. Later he moved to Vaasa and he had company which sold tar to Stockholm. He became one of the richest man in the Vaasa region.

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William Georgeson Ross's Timeline

Lauder, Haddingtonshire, Berwickshire, Scotland.
Age 36
Korsholm, Finland
Age 37
Vaasa, Finland
January 1, 1636
Age 38
Vasa, Finland
Age 50
Vasa, Finland