Ross, Thomas

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 10 April 2018, Updated: 24 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust and Jeannette Wentworth.

Thomas Ross, #91 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List

According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 254, Thomas is categorized as:

Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Ross, Thomas. Residences: Cambridge, Billerica MA. Appears: 1656. B.c.1631. D.1695. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

First Generation in the New World

1. THOMAS ROSS, was born, possibly in Scotland, about 1631 and died, probably in Billerica, Massachusetts, on 20 Mar 1695. He married at Cambridge, on 16 Jan 1661, SEETH HOLMAN.

THOMAS ROOS AGED 64 YEARS DIED THE 20 OF MARCH 1695 Photo taken by Jeannette Wentworth

Biographical Notes:
“He was not sent to Saugus, he was indentured in Cambridge Mass where he married, then later settled in Billerica Mass. Even on his grave stone they spelled Ross, Roos.” ~ Jeannette Wentworth

Children of Thomas and Seeth (Holman) Ross:
2. i. THOMAS ROSS, b at Billerica in 1663; m. by 1693, SARAH (_____).

Sources and Notes:

Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.