Hugh Ross (1797-1869)

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Hugh Ross of Cokely was born 25 April 1797 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom to Alexander Ross (1774-) and Hannah Maria Knight (c1783-) and died 27 August 1869 in Whanganui, Whanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Anna Maria Wood (c1802-1853) 23 July 1829 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Hugh had a prominent judicial position in Hobart but left under a cloud, suspected of tickling the till.



Offspring of Hugh Ross of Cokely and Anna Maria Wood (c1802-1853)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hugh Alexander George Ross (1830-1891)
Alfred Anthony Ross (1835-1904) 16 June 1835 Tasmania, Australia 13 January 1904 Woodville, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand Mary Isabella Gudgeon (1843-1912

Frederick James Ross (1838-1868)
Edward Cokeley Ross (1840-1841)
Louisa Maria Ross (1844-1885) 6 March 1844 Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand 26 December 1885 Whanganui, Manawatu-Whanganui Region, New Zealand Henry Nevinson Harrison (1837-1922)

Sources and notes

‡ General
  • There is considerable doubt about who his mother was. More research is needed.

Ross, Tasmania, was not named after him!

₪ Wedding
  • At that time, Tasmania was called "Van Diemens Land", and there was no nation or colony of Australia.
¶ Death
  • The "city" was then known as "Wanganui". It was in the Wellington Province and was the 5th-largest city in New Zealand in population terms but was soon overtaken. Counties were created in 1876 and all on mainland New Zealand were abolished in 1989, when several former cities were merged with adjacent counties under the name of "... District" or "... City". The region name was not changed to match the district name but could be in future.


  Robin Patterson

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