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Hugh Ross

Male - 1333

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  • Name Hugh Ross 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1333  Halidon Hill, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I27296  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2020 

    Father William Ross,   d. 28 Jan 1323, Delny, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Euphemia de Barclay 
    Family ID F16296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maud Bruce,   d. Aft Sep 1323 
    Married 1308  [3, 4
    +1. Marjorie Ross
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F17294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Graham 
    Married Bef 24 Nov 1329  [2
    +1. Euphemia Ross,   d. 20 Feb 1388
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th Earl of Ross.

      "Hugh Ross fourth earl of Ross (d. 1333), was showered with royal favours even before he succeeded to the earldom. Chief among these was his first marriage, to King Robert's sister Maud, daughter of Robert Brus, earl of Carrick, which took place some time before 1323. They had two sons and a daughter. Grants of lands and offices (some of them made to him jointly with his wife) included the sheriffdoms and burghs of Cromarty and Nairn, the Isle of Skye, and estates in southern Ross and the Black Isle, as well as the thanage of Glendowachy in Fife; they helped make Earl Hugh one of the richest magnates in the kingdom. In 1328 he swore on King Robert's behalf that the terms of the Anglo-Scottish treaty for the marriage of Prince David to Princess Joan would be observed. Maud had died some time before 24 November 1329, when Hugh received a dispensation for his marriage to Margaret Graham, daughter of Sir David Graham of Old Montrose; they had a son and three daughters. Hugh was loyal to the cause of King Robert's son. He brought a force to the army which fought for David II at Halidon Hill on 19 July 1333 and was killed there, one of the few Scottish magnates to distinguish himself in the battle." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    2. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.

    3. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.