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From: Stu Ross <>
Subject: Re: ROSS ARE NORMANS
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:10:07 +0000 (GMT)
joan, i have always been told that the ross folk, and presumably rose too,
fought against the jacobites. so i was told in ross museum, tain, rosshire,
that would be a good posting -- who did your mob fight with?
At 00:05 17/03/98 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-03-16 22:13:11 EST, writes:
><< Dear God, Ross, are you CERTAIN?!???? How in the world am I going to
> break THAT to my husband, gasssspppp! He's going to have a fit....kin
> to the decadent FRENCH in any way....
> Oh, My!
> Nan >>
>Yes, Ross are Normans.
>And so are Rose.
>My husband was a typical Scotsman, you might say the stereotypical Scotsman.
>A real gentle man - he had none of the fierceness of the kilted warriors --
>but in many ways he was Scottish.
>But his ancestor, the first Rose of record, was a Norman who came into
>Scotland at the time of the Conquest. The 1066 invasion.
>This Rose settled in northern Scotland around Inverness, and over the yars
>the family collected a clan around them, built an imposing castle, obtained a
>baron's title, adopted tartan plaids, fought with the Jacobites and as they
>said about the Normans in Ireland, became more Scottish than the Scotitsh.
>But the name is still Norman.
>I don't think there is a think Frenchy about any of them any more.
Dr Stuart Ross
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