ROSS, Charles (1763-1814), of Balnagown, Ross.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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30 June 1786 - 1796
1796 - 1806

Family and Education

b. 1763, 1st s. of John Lockhart Ross.  m. (1) c.1788, Matilda Theresa (d. 1 Feb. 1791), da. and h. of James Lockhart Wishart, count of the Holy Roman Empire, lt.-gen. in the Austrian service, 1s. 1da.; (2) 15 Apr. 1799, Lady Mary Rebecca Fitzgerald, da. of William Robert, 2nd Duke of Leinster [I], 1s. 5da.  suc. fa. 9 June 1790.

Offices Held

Cornet 7 Drag. 1780, lt. 1783; capt. 3 Horse 1784; maj. 37 Ft. 1787; lt. col. 1791; maj.-gen. 1798; col. commandant 85 Ft. 1800; lt.-gen. 1805; col. 86 Ft. 1806-10; col. 37 Ft. 1810- d.


Charles (Lockhart) Ross was brought in for Tain Burghs with Government support, in opposition to his namesake Gen. Charles Ross. He voted with the ministry on the Regency question; he is not known to have spoken during his first Parliament.

He died 8 Feb. 1814.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Edith Lady Haden-Guest