Ross, Alexander, a Scottish divine and writer, was born at Aberdeen in 1590. He became chaplain to Charles I, and was his zealous partisan during the civil war, 1642-49. He was also master of the Southampton Free School, to which, at his death, in 1654, he left a handsome bequest. Among Ross's works was a Continuation of the History of Sir Walter Raleigh, A.M. 3604 to A.D. 1640 (Lond. 1652): — Rerum Judaicarum (ibid. 1617-32, 4 vols.): — Exposition of the First Fourteen Chapters of Genesis, by "Abrahame Rosse" (ibid. 1626):-- A View of the Jewish Religion (ibid. 1656, small 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.