Walter Ross (I)
(Abt 1736-)
<Catherine> < >
(Abt 1737-)
John Wallace [I] [of Bonar Bridge, Tain]
Janet Grant
Walter Ross (II)
(Abt 1760-Abt 1800)
Elizabeth Wallace
Catharine Ross
(Abt 1792-)


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Catharine Ross 1

  • Born: Abt 1792
  • Marriage (1): < > Young

  Research Notes:

Niece of George A. Wallace, Charles Wallace and John Wallace (II) of Tain, brothers of Catharine's mother, Elizabeth Wallace.

From Lack Family Genealogy (

General Notes: Letter from Catherine Ross (by then married to Young) about the death of her brother John

To: John Wallace
Sun Office 112 Strand London
Jan 29 1827

My dear Uncle,

I fully intended to have written to you two months ago, in the first place I was waiting to hear more satisfactory accounts from Colombia and since I received the melancholy intelligence of my poor brother's death I felt little disposed for writing.
Mr Young has sent you a paper with an account of him in it written by Mr Young which he has copied into all the newspapers here.

I saw a gentleman yesterday that has just arrived from Lagunyea who gives a most dismal account of the people's distress, but I suppose you have heard from George all the particulars. Their chief wish is to come home, or to be sent to North America, but the Association will do nothing for them. It has proved a most unfortunate course and has brought impossible misfortune on our poor family. Mrs Ross and her family are left quite destitute. She has three children, two boys and a girl. The mother and the youngest have gone to live with her father in Edinburgh and we have taken the other two. It would be rather hard that his poor children would be left friendless after what he had done for his father's family. With all his failings he had a most affectionate warm heart.

All the accounts we have had of his illness and death are in the Sun. It is strange that we should have been so long without hearing of is the heard from the consol at Philadelphia who sent an inventory of all John's things. We have written to him to get all the particulars he can relate to his illness and of course you have heard that he paid Walter a visit in Demerara. He was just after parting with him a fortnight when he died. He was very unlucky in all his undertakings but in my opinion the Association have behaved most infamously.

I had a letter from Walter am Saturday dated 1st November the poor fellow did not then hear of his loss. He will feel it the more on account of so recently having seen him. Indeed I dread the consequence upon his health. He says he expects to hear from you shortly. I saw a gentleman who came from Charles last summer. He was in the enjoyment of very excellent health but has so of riches. But we must hope for the best. I must now conclude for I do not feel disposed to enter into long particulars of my own affairs at present.

The Sun is doing wonders I believe I wrote to you time the birth of my youngest daughter who was born 9th of last October and is a fine little girl called Catherine after her mother.

Give my compliments to all my relations and friends. Mr Young writes with me in fondest regards to you and Mrs Wallace and I remain, my dear uncle, your affectionate niece

Catharine Young

I shall be glad to hear from you as soon as possible as I am going to write to Charles and he will feel interest in all the Roshkeen news. Write fully and if George says anything of John let me know. C.Y.

I shall expect your answer in a fortnight.

  Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Editor of "The Sun" newspaper, 1827, London, England.

Catharine married < > Young. (< > Young was born about 1790.)


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