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Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross ‘late of Berbice’ died in 1827 in his 39th year and is buried in the kirkyard of the Cromarty's Gaelic Chapel, in a grave marked by a stone carved by Hugh Miller.

This is almost certainly the relation of whom Miller wrote in the 1850s, describing him as having worked on a cotton plantation in Berbice for many years. Miller, as a boy, has been impressed by his ‘graphic descriptions’ of South America, in particular describing Ross’s experience shooting wild fowl on the mud flats of the colony, using boards strapped to the soles of his shoes to prevent him sinking into the mud.

Elsewhere Miller refers to Ross’s involvement in an attack on an enemy vessel stranded on the shores of Berbice.

Daniel Ross's will was proved in Chester in July 1828 but is now lost. Miller's relationship to Daniel Ross is not clear but it may have been through his step-father, Andrew Williamson, whose mother was a Ross.