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Subject: [AYR] FYI: Ross of Hanyng, County Ayr.
Date: 1 Oct 2002 14:12:23 -0600


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Surnames: Ross, Hamilton, Boyle, Wallace, Fullerton, Lindsay, Tweedy, Cunyngham, Campbell
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James Paterson's "History of Ayr" says that one Godfrey de Ross had the castle on Boarland, of Dunlop Hill; he was sheriff of Ayre with jurisdiction over the districts of Carrich, Cuminghame and Kyle....The Rosses seem to to have taken the part of Baliol in the struggle for the Scottish crown, and their possessions of course became forfeited.....In the subsequent reign of David II (1331 - 1371), the Rosses were still further reduced by forfeitures...

David II: Grant to Godfrey Ross of Cunynghamheid of the miln of Craigie in County Perth. (See County Perth for an account of the Ross's of Craigie.)

The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland says the lands and barony of Hanyng Ross in 1665 were in the parish of Ricardtown, bailiary of Kylstuart, and sheriffdom of Air.

1475: John Ross has sasine of Hanyng (SEE "The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland", Volume IX, page 677.)

1484: George Ross; his daughter Elizabeth married Charles Fullerton of Dreghorn on Dec. 2, 1484.

1493: The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Vol X, page 767; 1493.--Thomas Ross has sasine of Montgrenane....The name of Thomas Ross appears 12 times throughout 1513 - 1531 in the Protocol Books of Gavin Ross; in 1531 he is shown as a parishner of Cumnok, county Ayr--as are George and John Ross.

1497: George Ross was the heir of George Ross.

1519: One William Ross was a witness in County Ayr.

1521: George Ross's daughter Janet married Robert Lindsay, grandson and heir of Alexander Lynsay of Corsbascat. Janet Ross was a parishner of Rykartone. They were married at the mansion chapel of George Ross.

1527: George Ross and wife Janet Tweedy acquired mains in Overland extending to four merks of land in Kylestewart, County Ayr...Associated with them in unknown an capacity were John Ross and James Ross.

1527: George Ross's daughter Mariota had married (1) Edward Cunyngham, who fell victim in a feud. She married (2) William Cunyngham of Polquharn, in 1527. Associated with them were Gavin Ross and George Ross, Jr.

1529: George Ross's son George married Janet Campbell notwithstanding an impediment of the 3rd and 4th degrees of consanquinity; the couple is granted Brumehill in County Renfrew...Janet Campbell's mother was Dame Elizabeth Crichton, lady of Uchiltre; the mother leased land to the newly married couple for the term of 17 years.

1532: Janet Tweedy is shown as the widow of George Ross.

1535: John Ross has sasine to lands in Hanyng with fortifications, mill ("cum fortalicio et molindino earundem antique extentus cumpertineatus jacentium")....of ancient holdings...in Kyle, Co. Ayr.

1551: John Ross has not entered Hanyng, so, it is "granted" to Campbell and Hamilton....George Ross of Hanyng, deceased, held 20 pounds of land in Hanying, Ovirlone, Nethnirlone, Browis, Reding and Wraithis "with touris, fortalices, mylnis, mullturis, woodis, fischingis, tennentis" in the baillairy of Kyle Stewart, Sheriffdom of Air.

1554: The Queen quitclaims Hanyng to John Ross and his wife Mariota Hamilton.

1571: George Ross of Hanyng took part in the Langside rebellion. He is given a precept for a remission for his rebellion and disobendience to the king's authority...

1586: John Ross owes for his Hanyng lands.

1588: John Ross of Hanyng is to pay twenty pounds for the 20 pound land of Hayning as payment toward supporting 2 commissioners to Parliament.

1591: John Ross of Hanyng has sons George Ross and Thomas Ross. John Ross is surety for a band of boatmen and fishers of herring in the west sea coast of Ardrossan, Kilbride, Largis, Innerkip...Iles of Bute and Cumrayis...


1593: John Ross of Hanyng appears to have died, and an assize, dated April 15, 1593, gives a detailed account of this landed estate...His heir is George Ross who is granted Paroche, Overlane, Netherlane, Bruce-roddingis, Wraithe. It seems that another John Ross had been the grandfather of this George Ross (but the account doesn't show the name of the Ross if the middle!?).

It seems the under-tenants who were holding land in Hanyng had become concerned as to their status, inasmuch as their overlord, John Ross, had never acquired sasine of Haning some forty years ago. Among those concerned about his non-entry were Robert Ross of Thornton, John Ross, James Ross, Sr., James Ross, Jr., Andrew/Alexander Ross, Hugh Ross.

1597: Matthew Haning is given sasine of Haning. However, the Exchequer Rolls for 1597 says these holding were in the barony of Galstown--not is Riccardton--so, be careful here.

1599: John Ross and Marion Hamilton of Hanyng had sons James Ross, Thomas Ross, Matthew Ross, Allen Ross.

1611: Marion Hamilton was termed "lady of Hayning".

1617: Margaret Wallace was termed "dame of Hayning". Her daughter married Adam Stewart of Barskimming in 1610.

1629: Margaret Boyle was the mother of Matthew Ross of Hanyng.




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