Ross Places & People

Ross Clan People

Fearchar Mac an t’sagairt (circa 1200)
Fearchar Mac an t’sagairt Fearchar was known as the ‘son of the priest’, alluding to his descent from the hereditary abbots of Applecross. he was a renowned fighting man, and for his servides to Alexander II he receive a knighthood and became the first Earl of Ross.

David Ross (d.1711)
Led 1000 men of the clan Ross against Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Sir Ronald Ross


Sir Ronald Ross (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932)
Sir Ronald Ross was a pioneer of modern medicine. He is famous for discovering the cause of malaria. In 1902 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Born in India to Sir Campbell Claye Grant Ross a Scottish general in the British Indian Army, Ross returned to Britain at the age of eight for his education.

Admiral John Ross (1777-1856)
Renowned Arctic explorer. Beginning in 1829 he made an attempt to discover the North-West passage. He returned unsuccessful in 1833, but had during that time discovered the Magnetic North Pole. Ross returned to the Arctic at the age of 73, attempting to find any trace of explorer Sir John Franklin.