Arthur Ross

Biography of Arthur Ross

Arthur Ross, or Rose (1634-1704) was Archbishop of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University from 1679 to 1683.

Ross was a graduate of Marischal College, Aberdeen and became a minister. He was elected Rector of Marischal College in October 1664 but became minister of St Mungo's in Glasgow in December that year. He was a committed supporter of the episcopacy and in 1669 he and the University's former Rector James Ramsay drew up a remonstrance criticising the government for failing to enforce uniformity of worship. In 1675 he was translated to the See of Argyll.

In 1675 Ross succeeded his patron Alexander Burnet as Archbishop of Glasgow. He was apparently unpopular with many of the students of the University who were non-conformists and there was a hint of nepotism in the appointment of his nephew Alexander Ross as Professor of Divinity in 1682. In 1684 he left Glasgow to become Archbishop of St Andrews.


Arthur Ross
Archbishop of Glasgow

Born 1634, Birse, Scotland.
Died 12 June 1704.
University Link: Chancellor
Occupation categories: clergy
Search for this person in the DNB
Record last updated: 23rd Jun 2008

University Connections

University Roles

There are no comments available.