Alexander Ross

#6070, (c 1871 - 15 Jan 1937)
     Alexander Ross was born c 1871 at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
He was the son of Alexander Ross and Janet Wright.

Alexander witnessed the marriage of George Ross and Marion Scott on 31 Dec 1890 Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,2

Alexander Ross married Janet Scott, daughter of Robert Scott and Agnes Gibson, on 28 Mar 1902 at Pleasance, Wilsontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Publication according to the Forms of the United Free Church fo Scotland

Alexander Ross, Checkweigher, Bachelor, aged 31
Usual Res: Old Tollhouse, Wilsontown
Parents: Alexander Ross, Surfaceman & Janet Ross MS Wright
Janet Scott, Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 25
Usual Res: Pleasance, Wilsontown
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)

Witnesses: John Ross & Agnes Scott.1,3

Alexander appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Janet, Robert, Agnes, Janet, Mary and Alexander ;
ROSS Alexander, Head, 40, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Forth Lanark
ROSS Janet, Wife, 34, Mar, Married 9 yrs, 5 children born and 5 children living, Forth
ROSS Alexander, Son, 8, School, Forth
ROSS Agnes, Dau, 6, School, Forth
ROSS Robert, Son, 4, Forth
ROSS Janet, Dau, 2, Forth
ROSS Mary, Dau, 1 mth, Forth.4

Alexander Ross recorded Janet Ross's death on 12 Feb 1928 Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland ,
Janet Ross
Married to Alexander Ross, County Council Corks?
At 11.15am aged 50yrs.
Usual Res: Forth, Lanark
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)

Alex Ross, Widower, Forth Lanark was the informant.1,5

Alexander Ross recorded Hugh Waddell Nimmo's death on 3 Dec 1932 Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ,
Hugh Nimmo
Coal Miner Hewer
married to Agnes Ross
At 3.3pm aged 30yrs
usual Res: Forth Lanark
Parents: Alexander Nimmo, Coal Miner & Sarah Nimmo MS Hislop

Alex Ross, Father in Law, Forth Lanark was the informant of his death.6,7

Alexander died on 15 Jan 1937 at 111 Main Street, Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Alexander Ross, NightWatchman
(Widower of Janet Scott)
At 7.30pm, aged 67yrs
Parents: Alexander Ross, County Roadman (dec) & Janet Ross MS Wright (dec)

Robert Ross, Son, 21 Manse Rd, Forth was present when he passed away.1,8

Alexander's cause of death on 15 Jan 1937 was from Myocardiac Disease 1 year 3mths
Bronchitis 8 days
Enlarged prostrate Suprapubic operation 8 months.

Alexander was buried on 17 Jan 1937 at Wilsontown Cemetery, Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

In Loving Memory of
Alex Ross
Who Died 15th Jan 1937
Aged 66 years.
Also his Wife
Janet Scott
Who Died 12th Feb 1928
Aged 49 years.
Also Their son Alex
and their son in law
Hugh Nimmo

The Headstone was Errected by the Family.9

Alexander Ross, Janet Ross nee Scott, Hugh Nimmo and Alex Ross
Wilsontown Churchyard

Alexander and Janet had 5 children.

Father*Alexander Ross (c 1830 - )
Mother*Janet Wright (c 1830 - )

Children of Alexander Ross and Janet Scott


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, supplied by Bev Dey Feb 2012. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1890 Forth Lanark, 632/02 0010. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1902 Forth Lanark, 632/02 0005.
  4. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Forth Carnwarth Lanark, 632/02 001/00 014. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1928 George Square, Edinburgh, 685/05 0208.
  6. [S1] Certificate held on file.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1932 George Square Edinburgh, 685/05 1469.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1937 Forth & Haywood, Lanark, 632/02 0004.
  9. [S43] Cemetery Records , Scottish Monumental Inscriptions, Forth Wilsontown Churchyard, - Image No 126. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.