Donald ROSS 1822-1913 b. Sutherlandshire, Scotland
Margaret CAMPBELL 1834-1914 b. Sutherlandshire, Scotland

of Sutherlandshire, Scotland; Portland, Sandford & Casterton, S-W Victoria, Australia

Donald ROSS 1822-1913, was b. 1822, Creich parish, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, son of George ROSS and Janet "Jessie" SUTHERLAND. Donald ROSS (aged 34y / 36y) arrived at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria in December 1856 on the emigrant ship "Severn" from England.

Margaret CAMPBELL 1834-1914, was b. 1834, Lothbeg parish, Suttherlandshire, Scotland, daughter of Alexander CAMPBELL and Ann POLSON. She arrived with the family on the "Athletae" at Portland, S-W Victoria in Februray 1855. Immigration records show the CAMPBELL family on the "Athletae" as Alexander CAMPBELL (50y) & Janet (Ann?) (50y) and their children Andrew (23y), Christina (21y), Margaret (19y), George (17y) and Helen (15y).

Donald ROSS and Margaret CAMPBELL were married in 1857, at Portland, S-W Victoria and had a family of 8 children born from 1858 to 1875 in Portland, Sandford & Casterton, S-W Victoria.

The family had moved from Portland to Sandford on the Wannon by 1860 and had settled at nearby Casterton on the Glenelg by 1865 where they remained until Donald died there in 1913 and Margaret in 1914. They were both buried in the Casterton new cemetery.

Donald ROSS & Margaret CAMPBELL had the following family...

  1. George ROSS b. 1858, Portland, S-W Vic., d. 1937, Casterton, S-W Vic. He attended Sandford & Casterton Common Schools, becane a saddler, contractor fro Glenelg Shire, manager of a Casterton timber yard and was the first district supervisor for the Country Roads Board. Single, buried Casterton.
  2. Annie Polson ROSS b. 1860, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1944, Wando Vale, near Casterton, S-W Vic. Single, buried Casterton.
  3. James ROSS J.P. 1863-1935, b. Sandford, S-W Vic., d. Casterton, S-W Vic. Farmer & shire councillor (president on 10 occasions) of Casterton & Wilkin, S-W Vic., m. in 1903 to Frances Mary Elizabeth McEACHERN b. 1872, Strathdownie, S-W Vic., d. 1955, Nareen, S-W Vic., 4 children.
  4. Alexander Campbell ROSS J.P. 1865-1938, b. Casterton, S-W Vic., d. Casterton, S-W Vic., blacksmith & shire councillor of Merino, S-W Vic., m. in 1889 to Elizabeth McLELLAN b. 1867, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1960, Casterton, S-W Vic., 5 children.
  5. Jessie Sutherland ROSS 1868-1946, b. Casterton, S-W Vic., d. Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1892 at Casterton to Thomas TEMPLETON 1869-1938, b. 1869, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1938, Casterton, S-W Vic., 3 children.
  6. Andrew ROSS 1871-1953, b. 1871, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1953, Casterton, S-W Vic. farmer of Strathdownie & Wando Vale. Single
  7. Dollina "Dolly" ROSS 1873-1958, b. 1873, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1958, Ararat, Vic., m. in 1901 at Casterton to Thomas Alexander EGERTON ~1875-1953, b. Warragul, Vic., d. 1953, Casterton, S-W Vic. Farmer of Wando Vale. 5 children.
  8. Christina "Belle" ROSS 1875-1967, b. Casterton, S-W Vic., d. Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1902 to George Thomas WILLIAMS 1875-1930, b. Ballarat, Vic., d. 1930, Terang, S-W Vic., 2 children.

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