ROSS, HUGH [SSNE 461]
- First name
- HUGH, AUGE
- PRIESTHILL, EAST RENFREWSHIRE, GLASGOW
- Social status
Hugh Ross of Eastern Fearn was the son of William Ross of Easter Fearn also known as of Priesthill (in Easter Ross). In May 1615, Hugh assisted his father in the sale of Priesthill and ‘Ulladale’ (modern Scotsburn). He received Easter Fearn from his father later that year. Hugh was an officer in Colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment of Danish-Norwegian service from 1627-1628. He was wounded in action at Oldenburg in September 1627, losing a leg to a cannon shot and had his reckoning by 4/10/1628. Hugh died prior to 14 December 1637.
T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, (Odense: 1988), p.125; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p. 187; R. Monro, His Expedition with a worthy Scots Regiment called Mac-Keyes (London, 1637), I, p.17; The Calendar of Fearn: Text and Additions, 1471-1667, ed. R. J. Adam (Edinburgh, 1991), pp. 196-7; F. N. Reid, The Earls of Ross and Their Descendants (Edinburgh, 1894), pp. 22, 25; R. Gordon, A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland (Edinburgh, 1813), p. 402.