George Ross of Cromarty

???? - 1786


Army agent and MP. The executors of George Ross of Cromarty appear in connection with the complex history of an estate then named Retreat on St Vincent.

  1. Will of George Ross of Cromarty [and of Conduit Street Hanover Square] proved 26/04/1786. The will is concerned mainly with the entail of his Scottish estate and his provision for his nephew Alexander Gray (later Alexander Ross), and refers in passing to his real and personal property in the West Indies, which he instructed be sold to fund the annuities he left and from the residue to raise £30,000 for his nephew Alexander Gray.


  1. PROB 11/1141/270.

Further Information


Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1775 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

By a deed of 28/06/1775 Evan Baillie assigned to George Ross the security for the remaining unpaid balance of £12,000 owed to him from John and James Fraser.

1810 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Previous owner
- 1786 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Cromarty and Nairnshire Cromarty and Nairnshire
1780 - 1784
election →
Tain (Northern) Burghs Caithness / Orkney / Sutherland / Ross

Relationships (1)

Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland