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Gravestone of Donald Hossack 1758 - 1823

Gravestone of Donald Hossack 1758 - 1823

Date Added: 04 September 2006 Contributor: Andrew Bathie Year: 2006 Picture No: 1724

This is the gravestone of Donald Hossack who was born 16th November 1758. Anybody tracing their family history in the Fishertown of Cromarty will no doubt eventually end up here, particularly if researching the names Hossack, Mcleman, Skinner, Watson, Hogg, Finlayson or Reid.

The inscription reads;

Placed here by Martha Hogg in Memory of her husband
DONALD HOSSACK elder in the parish Church here. He
Departed this life the 22nd January 1823 aged 62

Also CATHARINE HOGG in Memory of her son JAMES HOSSACK
who departed this life 23 Nov. 1827 Aged 7 years.

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This is my great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather through both his son Donald and daughter Janet. Comment left on 08 September 2006 at 22:05 by Ian Roberts
Im also Donald Hossack, as was my father, from Cromarty. Now a Chelsea Pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Ex Gordon Highlanders. Served with the Regiment for 25 years. Comment left on 02 March 2011 at 17:30 by Don Hossack
This is also my great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather through his daughter Janet. I have Hossack, Skinner, Watson, Hogg and Finlayson in my family tree. Thank you for posting this Andrew. Comment left on 29 September 2012 at 20:35 by Ben Taylor
This also my 5 times great grandfather also through his daughter Janet who married John Skinner .They had a daughter Martha who married William Hogg they had a son David who married Helen Skinner they had a son William who married Margaret Skinner they had a son David Ross Hogg who married Isabella Mc Donald they had a son William and emigrated to Australia and had me .I would love to hear from any relations. Comment left on 20 May 2018 at 10:50 by Alistair Hogg
Donald Hossack/ Martha Hogg are my 4 times great grandparents. Another daughter, MARTHA married a James Reid (My 3 times great godparents. Son, ROBERT mar. a Margaret Patience (@ times great) from Avoch.
I have this line down to the present.
Comment left on 16 February 2019 at 15:28 by Alexandra Norton (ms Watson)
I am not related to these Hossacks it seems. My Hossack ancestors were also from Cromarty though, yet I do not have this Donald in my tree. Interesting photo still! Comment left on 20 February 2023 at 04:52 by Connor Vinther-Brun
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