A practising musician, possibly a guittar player, Ross was active as an Edinburgh music-seller, 1769-c.1805, but continued thereafter as a musician, and died in 1808. He traded from his house in Playhouse Close Canongate, Edinburgh, in 1769; the back of Fountain Well, 1770-1785; and Head of Carrubers Close 1785-1805. (Glen 1, viii; Humphries & Smith; MacKillop) He was a musician for Edinburgh Musical Society. (Alburger, 120) Although there is no clear relationship with composer John Ross who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and spent his adult life as an organist in Aberdeen, both were published by John Hamilton, so there could be a hidden connection.
Sources authored by Robert Ross
|A Choice Collection of Scots Reels||1780|
|A Select Collection of Lessons||[1780?]|