Ross, Gilchrist

Battle:Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 03 Sep 1650
Ship/Arrival:The ketch Unity – Late Dec 1650 – MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:Gilchrist Ross, #89 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Name Variations:Killicrece, Killicrese, Killicress, Kilicres, Ross, Rosse, Roase, Rouse, Rouce
Residences:Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Other SPOW Associations:Possibly John Ross and Fennel Ross both of Ipswich
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 02 Sep 2018, Updated: 02 Oct 2020
Page contributors: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. GILCHRIST¹ ROSS, was born, presumably in Scotland and died at Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1683/4. He married at Ipswich on 09 May 1661, MARY GALLY2 (1640-1720 at age 80).

Biographical Notes:
1. According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 251, Gilchrist is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Ross, Gilchrist. Residences: Ipswich MA. Appears: 1654. D.1683. Servant of Samuel Symonds. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS]For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. The Ross Families of Ipswich, Massachusetts by Kathleen Canney Barber, Janet Ireland Delorey, and Alan Bruce Sherman.3

Children of Gilchrist and Mary (Gally) Ross:
2. i. JOHN ROSS4, b. at Ipswich, Massachusetts on 09 May 16625; d. 1745.
2. ii. MARY ROSS4, 1664-1739
2. iii. SARAH ROSS4, was born at Ipswich on 22 Jan 16666 and died in 1714.
2. iv. ELIZABETH ROSS4, was born at Ipswich on 27 Jul 1667.7
2. v. MARGARET/MARGRETT ROSS, was born at Ipswich on 13 Dec 16685 and died in 1683.
2. vi. WILLIAM ROSS4, was born at Ipswich on 11 Feb 16706 and died in 1727.
2. vii. SAMUEL ROSS8, was born at Ipswich on 25 May 16736 and died in 1696.
2. viii. JANE ROSS8, was born at Ipswich on 15 May 16757and died in 1736.
2. ix. ABIGAIL ROSS4, was born at Ipswich on 20 Jun 16779 and died in 1720.
2. x. DANIEL ROSS4, was born at Ipswich in Jul 16797 and died in 1750.
2. xi. JONATHAN ROSS4 was born at Ipswich on 14 Jul 16815; and died in 1722.

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts on 09 May 16625 and died at Ipswich on 21 Aug 1745. He married before 1680, ANN LOWE (1659-).

Children of John and Ann (Lowe) Ross:
3. i. JONATHAN ROSS, (John2, John1), 1680-1704
3. ii. BENJAMIN ROSS, (John2, John1), 1682-1704
3. iii. JOSHUA ROSS, (John2, John1), 1682- ?
3. iv. JABEZ ROSS, (John2, John1), 1705-1801

2. ii. MARY ROSS10, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 31 Mar 1664 and died at Ipswich on 16 Aug 1739. She married before 1690, ABRAHAM FITTS, (1656-).

Children of Abraham and Mary (Ross) Fitts:
3. i. ROBERT FITTS, 1690-1753
3. ii. ANNA FITTS, 1694-?
3. iii. MARY FITTS, 1694-1699
3. iv. MERCY FITTS, 1695-1721
3. v. SARAH FITTS, 1698-1718
3. vi. SAMUEL FITTS, 1699-1727
3. vii. JOHN FITTS, 1701-1774
3. viii. MARY FITTS, 1703-1767
3. ix. EPHRAIM FITTS, 1705-1741
3. x. EBENEZER FITTS, 1708-1724
3. xi. RICHARD FITTS, ?

2. iii. SARAH ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 22 JAN 166611 and died at Ipswich on 04 Aug 1714. She married before 1680, GEORGE JEWELL, 1663-1734.

Children of George and Sarah (Ross) Jewell:
3. i. WILLIAM JEWELL, 1680-1749
3. ii. GEORGE JEWELL, 1683-1765
3. iii. ELIZABETH JEWELL, 1688-1788
3. iv. JAMES JEWELL, 1690-1752
3. v. William??? Jewell Jr 1694-1727
3. vi. JENNY JEWELL, 1701-?
3. vii. PATIENCE JEWELL, 1703-?
3. viii. RICHARD JEWELL, 1704-1756

2. iv. ELIZABETH ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 27 Jul 16677.

2. v. MARGARET/MARGRETT ROSS, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 13 Dec 16685 and died in 1683.

2. vi. WILLIAM ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 11 Feb 167011 and died in 1727.

2. vii. SAMUEL ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 25 May 167311 and died in 1696.

2. viii. JANE ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 15 May 16757 and died in 1736.

2. ix. ABIGAIL ROSS12, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 20 Jun 167713and died in 1720.

2. x. DANIEL ROSS14, (John1), was born at Ipswich in July 16797 and died in 1750.

2. xi. JONATHAN ROSS4, (John1), was born at Ipswich on 14 Jul 16815; and died in 1722.

—END OF GENERATION LIST—

Additional Information:

 

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB515/i/13855/24220-co2/31464555
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