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wife of John Ross

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Wife of Sir John Ross of Halkhead, Kt.
Mother of John Ros of Halkhead, Constable of Renfrew Castle

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About wife of John Ross

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. [NO - this is a much later marriage]

By her he had a son,

IX. Sir JOHN Ross of Halkhead, who succeeded him, and was appointed heretable constable of the castle of Renfrew,* with pow∣er to uplift the customs at the principal fairs of the burgh; which office continued long in the family.

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  • 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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