My great great great grandfather John ROSE 1775 - 1839
(married in 1797) with his wife
Isabella CALDER 1775 - 1857, came to new Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1818 with their children Elizabeth 1798 - 1890 married: Hugh Fraser Jr. , Alexander 1799 - 1883 married Janet McKay,
Janet 1801 - 1885 married John Sinclair, William 1803 - 1866 married Sarah McKay,
Isabel 1805 - ? Married James Bowen , James 1810 - 1882 (my great great grandfather)
married Isabella Fraser , Alexandrina 1812 - ? married Alexander Garvin Capt., John Jr. 1814 - 1818, Roberta 1816 - ? and John 1818 - 1831. Marriages of all of their children took place in New Glasgow, NS. Their last child David 1821 - 1898 was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and married Isabel Christine Kennedy.
Newspaper article in Enterprise, 25 August 1888 on occasion when above photo was taken. The Rose Picnic. A bit of Family History. Mottos of the Rose Family. "Ever Constant" and "I dare." On the 15th inst., the descendants of John Rose celebrated the 70th year of the Landing of the Rose family in Pictou, by holding a picnic on the grounds of David Sinclair, Chance Harbor, (who is a descendant of the Rose family on his mothers side.) Mr. Sinclair kindly placed at the disposal of the pic-nicers, the beautiful grounds in front of his house for the day. On a flag, prepared by David Cameron, New Glasgow, was the motto's "Ever Constant" and "I dare." At about 11 a.m. the gathering commenced. Between 80 and 90 partook of the bounties of a well supplied table. At the head of the table was seated ALEX. GARVIN OF PICTOU; the husband of her who, in youthful days was Alexandrena Rose, and the only one of the family that crossed the Atlantic of those present. Two more are alive who were born in Old Scotia (Scotland), Elizabeth, the wife of the late Hugh Fraser:, who is in her 91st year, and is quite smart, and William, who is in his 85th year. After tea, Mr. D. C. Rose made a few remarks, in which he said "We meet today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Rose family in the County of Pictou; we meet to honor the memory of our parents. I believe in honoring parents, no act of child should never cause a parent to blush. I also believe in living such a life as will send back honor and respect on parents, no matter what they have been. Happily our ancestors do not need our lives to add honor to their memories. To Alexander Rose of Invergordon, Scotland, as far back as I can trace the family, on the parental side. HE MARRIED ISABELLA ROSE (nee Calder). He was a kind and well to do ferryman, between Invergordon and Cromarty. On the maternal side, my knowledge goes back no further than Daniel Calder, of whom I am named. He was a merchant, and was considered in fair circumstances at that time. Of his wife, Elizabeth Stalker, for whom Mrs. Cameron, of Chance Harbor is named, and who is with us today, I know nothing, except that when she was a corpse her Minister said, "there lies an Israelite in whom there was no guile." Their daughter Isabella was married to John, son of Alexander, and emigrated to Nova Scotia with a family of three boys and five girls, in 1818, on board the ship "Roeno," of Aberdeen. Since then you know their history. Their old motto "Ever Constant" has been the history of the descendants of the family, as farmers, sailors, miners or merchants. May the latter motto, "I dare, " be ever yours to do the right. The gathering was a very pleasant and profitable one.
They came from Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.
The Highland or northwest area of Scotland in 1818 on the ship Rowena.
John was a Stone Mason by trade. The family
settled first at "The Beeches", Pictou, then moved to Irish Town, now called
Plymouth, finally purchased that farm on the New Glasgow - Trenton boundary
containing 500 acres. Running from the East River up and over the mountain
(Fraser Mountain) to the Merigomish Rd. (Highway 4). Later divided between
his four sons. His wife Isabella Calder was from the ancient family of
Cawdor (the old spelling of Calder, Cawdor is the spelling the English
attributed to the Scots Calder) referred to in "Macbeth".In Hugh Miller's
"Scenes and Legends of the North" there is a reference to her immediate
family and to her brother James in particular.
My great great grandfather James ROSE 1810 - 1882, married
in 1834 the widow Isabella Fraser
1806 - 1872. They had 6 children: John 1835 - 1904 (my great grandfather, see below),
Roderick 1835 - 1916 married Margaret Dexter, James 1840 - 1904 married Catherine Dimock, Margaret 1843 - 1873 married Alfred Butler, William 1845 - 1902 married Janet Fraser and
David 1848 - 1928 married Catherine Wilson.
James Rose 1810 - 1882 was a prolific ship builder, mostly in the New Glasgow area between 1839 and 1865. He is credited with building 39 ships although he retired at the young age of 55, probably for health reasons as he suffered from Rheumatism in later years. Most were wooden sailing vessels.
James Rose's son John ROSE 1835 - 1904, (my great grandfather), came to Halifax about 1861 to take up the position of Lead Shipwright at H. M. Dockyard. He purchased what is now "Hope Cottage" for the family residence. He also purchased the houses on either side of Hope Cottage and a house on Summit St. to house Shipwrights that he brought from Scotland to work under him at H. M. Dockyard. By his first wife Sarah E. Chambers (1839-1869), he had two daughters, Anna Fulton (1861-1885) married George M. Caldwell and Elizabeth Isabella (1863-1890) married ? Mason, both lived in USA and died there, also had an adopted son Charlie who also lived in USA. By his second wife Eliza Catherine Honey (1842-1899), he had Grace Stewart (1874-1894), never married, Charles Sinclair (1876-1937) (my grandfather), he also was a shipwright at H. M. dockyard and married Ethel May Wambolt (1877-1927), Sarah Jane (1878-1929), she married her boss John Delaney (1872-1915) who owned J. A. Leaman Co. a Victualler company, Ada Maude (1879-1899), never married, died young..
John Rose died 22 January 1904. His two surviving children
Sarah Jane Rose, now a widow and
Charles Sinclair with his family lived in the family home. Charles sold his interest in the house to Sarah about 1920 and used the funds to build a house in Kline Heights, Armdale. Sarah sold the house to the Sisters of Charity sometime before her death in 1929. The Sisters used the house to house Sisters who were operating the nearby Home of the Guardian Angel.
My father George Charles Rose 1906 - 1986, married in 1933 to Mary Louise Langlois served in the Second World War and worked as a Service Consultant for many years for a car Dealership.
1 Alexander Rose 1750 - Aft. 1815 b: 1750 in Invergordon, Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, BI ? d: Aft. 1815 in Invegordon, Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, UK; married Isobel McKenzie b: in Invergordon, Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, UK. Married Abt. 1774 d: Bef. 1805 in Invegordon, Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, UK.
2 John Rose 1775 - 1839 b: May 30, 1775 in Invegordon,
Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, UK d: March 07, 1839 in
New Glasgow, NS, Canada Buried: 1839 Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS,
Married Isabella "Bella" Calder 1775 - 1857 b: February 28, 1775 in Cromarty, Ross-Shire, Scotland, UK, married: February 20, 1797 in (Contract) Invergordon, Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty Scotland, UK; d: February 28, 1857 in New Glasgow, NS, Canada Buried: 1857 Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS, Canada
3 James Rose 1810 - 1882 b: October 21, 1810 in Cromarty
, Ross-Shire, Scotland, UK;
d: November 02, 1882 in New Glasgow, NS, Canada Buried: 1882 Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS, Canada .
Married: Isabella "Bella" Fraser 1806-1807 - 1872 b: 1806-1807 in East River, NS, Canada
married: November 02, 1834 in New Glasgow, NS, Canada d: October 16, 1872 in New Glasgow, NS, Canada Buried: 1872 Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS, Canada
4 John Rose b: July 12, 1835 in New Glasgow, NS, Canada
d: January 22, 1904 in Halifax, NS, Canada.
Marred 1st Sarah "Sadie" Elizabeth Chambers b: 1839 in Windsor, NS, Canada married: May 31, 1860 in Nova Scotia, Canada d: March 26, 1869 in Halifax, NS, Canada
*2nd Wife of John Rose:- Eliza Catherine Honey b: August 01, 1842 married: August 26, 1872
d: January 13, 1899 in Halifax, NS, Canada
5 Charles Sinclair Rose b: March 31, 1876 in
Halifax County, NS, Canada d: September 09, 1937 in Halifax,
Married Ethel May Wambolt b: March 27, 1877 in Hammonds Plains, NS, Canada
married: November 04, 1896 in Halifax, NS, Canada d: March 18, 1929 in Halifax, NS, Canada
6 George Charles Rose, Sr. b: 1906 in Halifax,
NS, Canada d: April 06, 1986 in
Halifax, NS, Canada.
Married Mary Louise Langlois b: 1913 in Cambridge, Mass, USA
married: 1933 in Halifax, NS, Canada
7 George Charles Rose b: 1935 in Halifax, NS, Canada
John ROSE 1835 - 1904 (my great grandfather), his second wife was Eliza Catherine Honey 1842 - 1899. She lived just down the street and her family was considered to be well to do. Her father was a native of England who came to Canda about 1830. In 1841 he married Sarah Jane Blackadar from Guysborough Co., NS, it was her second marriage.Her father was the first man to drive a cab in the City and a driver for Samuel Cunard, the founder of the Cunard Steamship line,
3 Charles Sinclair Rose 1876 - 1937 b: Mar 31, 1876 in Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada d: Sep 09, 1937 in Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada married Ethel May Wambolt 1877 - 1929 b: Mar 27, 1877 in Hammonds Plains, Halifax Co., NS, Canada m: Nov 04, 1896 in Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada d: Mar 18, 1929 in Halifax, Halifax Co., NS, Canada4 George Charles Rose, Sr. 1906 - 1986 b: 1906 in Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada d: 1986 in Halifax, NS, Canada
The Rose family in Pictou County has preserved 2
old documents on the Rose Clan genealogy which has been passed down
through the family. These documents go back to the 13th century
to Kilravock, County of Nairn and the founding of the Rose Clan and
the building of Kilravock Castle
in 1460 on the banks of the River Nairn. One is titled
(text file 8k). The other is titled Rose, The
Highland Roses (text file 5k)
I was asked to take part in DNA testing by a group of Rose's who are trying to sort out there family roots. The results are in, I am a genuine Rose of Scottish descendent.
Recently, Nora Probasco has volunteered to join the Rose DNA Project. Nora is a seasoned administrator of several DNA projects, andan expert in the various testing offered at FTDNA. She was one of the early pioneers,along with our David Brown, and has many years of experience. In fact, she and David were very close friends for many years and discussed the Rose DNA Projectfrom the beginning, so she understands Davidís long-term vision for theproject. It will be wonderful having a seasoned Administrator and Davidís bestfriend to help with the project!! We are so very lucky to have someone with her experience on board, and I hope you make Nora feel very welcome. And the Best News of all!!! We are very excited to share with you that the Rose DNAProject has a new website with all Y-DNA test results online. In the past your test results were included bi-annually in the Rose Family Association Bulletin. Many members have expressed dissatisfaction with this arrangement. Nora and Ihave been dissatisfied with this arrangement and it ran counter to Family TreeDNAís emphasis on transparency and viewability of the results for the benefit of all. We feel that all members of this project should have open access toup-to-date results, and the related ancestral information without the cost of amembership. As always maintaining the privacy of our members is our utmost concern, so as in the past your names will not be shown along with your test results. While it is still under construction, the new Rose DNA Project website can be found at:
We encourage all male Rose's to be apart of this DNA testing.
You can now view your Y-DNA results online at this site by doing the following:
Web master: George C. Rose
.......... .........Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
, George Rose, I will reply to all Email.
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