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George Ross (1629-1705);Eng>Ct>NJ

Wiley A. Jarrell (View posts)
Posted: 10 Aug 2002 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Sources

source note 1: Book:The Ross Family of New Jersey by Robert L. Ross
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I'm looking for additional data on the following:

FAMILY EDGE PLUS EXTENDED FAMILY REPORT
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HUSBAND: George "the immigrant" ROSS
BORN: circa 1629 SCOTLAND
MARR: 7 Dec 1658 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
DIED: Jan 1704/5 Elizabethtown, Morris Co NJ
OCC: carpenter
IMMGRTN: 28 Jul 1651 London, Middlesex, ENGLAND
FATHER:
MOTHER:
SOURCES: Death...data supplied by John D. Sanford, 9 Feb 1998
DPlace..data supplied by John D. Sanford, 9 Feb 1998
Other...Book:The Ross Family of New Jersey by Robert L. Ross
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WIFE: Constance LITTLE
BORN: circa 1636 New Haven Co CT
DIED: Elizabethtown, Morris Co NJ
FATHER: Richard or George or Benjamin LITTLE b:____, of, New Haven
Co CT;
[Note: see history notes].
MOTHER: ??? ??? born ____.
SOURCES: BPlace..data supplied by John D. Sanford, 9 Feb 1998
DPlace..data supplied by John D. Sanford, 9 Feb 1998
Other...Book:The Ross Family of New Jersey by Robert L. Ross
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1 | NAME: John ROSS
M | BORN: 23 Feb 1659/0 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
| CHRS: 13 May 1662 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
| MARR: before 1683
| DIED: before 13 Dec 1702 probably, Essex Co NJ
| WILL: 1 Dec 1702^13 Dec 1702 Westfield, Essex Co NJ
| WIFE: Abigail SPINNING
| BORN: DIED: 8 Mar 1738/9
| ALSO: Married Abigail ALLEN;
| SRCE: Other...source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
1 | NAME: John ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1683 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED: before 1718 lost at sea
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
2 | NAME: George I ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1685 Elizabethtown, Essex Co NJ
| MARR: before 1708
| DIED: before 10 Nov 1750 probably, Essex Co NJ
| WILL: 18 Oct 1750^10 Nov 1750 Essex Co NJ
| WIFE: Hannah PRICE
| BORN: roughly 1685 DIED: before 1750
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
3 | NAME: Abigail ROSS
F | BORN: circa 1687 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
4 | NAME: Sarah ROSS
F | BORN: circa 1689
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
5 | NAME: James ROSS
M | BORN: 1694 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
6 | NAME: Joseph ROSS
M | BORN: 1695
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
7 | NAME: Benjamin ROSS
M | BORN: 1697
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail SPINNING
8 | NAME: Nathaniel ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1691
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Abigail ALLEN
1 | NAME: William ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1680
| MARR:
| DIED: Westerly, Washington Co RI
| WIFE: Ann LEWIS
| BORN: circa 1680 DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..data supplied by John D. Sanford, 9 Feb 1998
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2 | NAME: Daniel ROSS
M | BORN: 10 Oct 1663 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
| CHRS: 17 Nov 1663 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
| MARR: 5 Dec 1705 NJ
| DIED: before 28 May 1725 probably, NJ
| WIFE: Abigail SPINNING
| BORN: DIED: 8 Mar 1738/9
| ALSO: Married ??? ???;
| SRCE: Other...source note 1
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| Grandchild by ??? ???
1 | NAME: Daniel ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1696 Essex Co NJ
| MARR: before 1718
| DIED: Essex Co NJ
| WIFE: ??? ???
| BORN: roughly 1696 DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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3 | NAME: Elizabeth ROSS
F | BORN: 26 Dec 1665 New Haven Co CT
| MARR: 1690 Elizabethtown, Essex Co NJ
| DIED: 1742 probably, NJ
| HUSB: Daniel PRICE
| BORN: 1665 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...source note 1
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4 | NAME: Hannah ROSS
F | BORN: 14 Aug 1668 New Haven, New Haven Co CT
| MARR:
| DIED: before 22 Dec 1748 NJ
| WILL: 6 Oct 1737^10 Nov 1737 Essex Co NJ
| HUSB: John LAMBERT
| BORN: roughly 1668 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...source note 1
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5 | NAME: George ROSS
M | BORN: probably, NJ
| MARR: before 1698
| DIED: before 14 Nov 1717 probably, NJ
| WILL: 26 Oct 1717^14 Nov 1717 NJ
| WIFE: Hannah SPINNING
| BORN: DIED: before 14 Nov 1717
| SRCE: Other...source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
1 | NAME: John ROSS
M | BORN: 1698 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| WIFE: Sarah MILLER
| BORN: roughly 1698 DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
2 | NAME: Thomas ROSS
M | BORN: 1700 probably Elizabethtown, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED: before 4 Feb 1767 Elizabethtown, NJ
| WILL: 24 Dec 1766^4 Feb 1767 Elizabethtown, NJ
| WIFE: Sarah MILLER
| BORN: DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
3 | NAME: Abigail ROSS
F | BORN: circa 1703 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
4 | NAME: George ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1705 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
5 | NAME: Sarah ROSS
F | BORN: circa 1708 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
6 | NAME: William ROSS
M | BORN: Oct 1710 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
7 | NAME: Samuel ROSS
M | BORN: 1712 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
8 | NAME: Hannah ROSS
F | BORN: roughly 1715 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED:
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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| Grandchild by Hannah SPINNING
9 | NAME: ??? ROSS
M | BORN: circa 1718 probably, NJ
| MARR:
| DIED: circa 1718 probably, NJ
| NOTE: sex unknown
| SRCE: Oth..source note 1
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HISTORY NOTES: George "the immigrant" ROSS

Family tradition is that he was a Scots soldier captured by Cromwell's
forces at either the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 or the Battle of
Worcester in 1651, and deported to the American Colonies. There were
at least two boatloads of prisoners sent to New England. His name is
not among the legible names on the ships "Sarah or John" which came in
1651. There are nine other Ross'es aboard. The ship "Unity" came
earlier in 1650 but there is no record of the 150 Scots aboard.

It is further theorized that he worked with the other Scots soldiers
at the Saugus Iron Works, under the supervision of Jonathan Winthrop
Jr and thus followed Winthrop to New Haven Connecticut when he became
Governor there.

At New Haven he was married "by Ye Governor" 7 Dec 1658 to Constance
Little and there is a record there of the births of four of his
children; John, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Hannah. He supposedly joined
the church 1656/7.

He purchased land from Mrs. Goodyear 1658/9. In 1662 he was chosen
fence viewer and in 1667 he was chosen corporal of the Trayne Band.

George and Constance went, about 1670, to Elizabethtown, NJ, where the
were among the earliest settlers. In May 1671 he was impaneled on a
jury there and sep 11 1673 he signed the Oath of Allegiance.

In 1676 he received his patent of 132 acres in 6 parcels; being a
house lot of 6 acres next to Jonas Wood and Caleb Carwithy. 18 acres
of upland in the neck next to Barnabas Wines, William Johnson, and
John Gray. 40 acres of upland on the plains next to John Little and
Fresh Meadows. 50 acres of upland at Rahawack on the two mile brook
next to Peter Morse. 6 acres of meadow at the outermost point of
Elizabethtown Creek on the great river. 12 acres at Rahway.

On 4 Dec 1676 he was appointed Select Man to judge minor court cases.
He was appointed 3 dec 1683 Lieutenant and on 1 May 1686 Judge of
small causes.

He was one of two Church Deacons in Rev. Harrimans time, between 1687
and 1705 and was on the minister's salary list in 1694.

He made inventories of the wills of Robert Bond (1677), Lydia Toe,
widow, (1690), John Woodruff Sr. (1691), and Thomas Lee (1695(. He
witnessed the wills of Matthias Hatfield (1684), John Winans (1688),
Humphrey Spinning (1689) and George Allen (1695) He was executor of
the will of Daniel Spinning in 1690, and George's wife Constance was
named in the will.

In 1682/3 he was one of the 6 Essex County Tax Assessors. On 1 Jan
1703 he deeded 1/3rd of his 2nd lot right in Elizabethtown to the
widow and children of his deceased son John. This may well indicate 3
sons (heirs).

There is no record of his death, will, or burial.
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Notes from John Tallman, 20 Aug 1996

Arrived in Boston 7/28/1651 on the ship John & Elizabeth out of London.

He apparently was a loyalist since he was "exiled" from Scotland by
Parliamentary forces after the Battle of Dunbar.
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HISTORY NOTES: Constance LITTLE
Constance Little was born about 1636 as she gave her age as 28 in 1664.

Some say she was the daughter of Richard Little of New Haven, while
others say she was the daughter of George or Benjamin Little of
Newbury Massachusetts. It is likely she was related, perhaps a
sister, to John Little who also came from New Haven to Elizabethtown.
John Little had property adjacent to George Ross. On 29 Jan 1704 he
was directed, by the court, to deed title to a houselot in
Elizabethtown to George Ross.

There is no record of Constance Little Ross's death, will or burial.
It is supposed she predeceased her husband.
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If you can add, subtract, delete, change any of the above data please
advise. If you have any questions about the data feel free to ask!
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