George Ross was born in South Ronaldshay, Orkney, in 1797. He entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company, although the date is unknown. (1) The district where he served is also not known, but Moose/Albany seems likely. He came to the Red River Settlement in 1834 with his wife Catherine, a Métis woman. He died in 1874, leaving his estate to his surviving widow Catherine and his children: George (married Charlotte Peebles), John, Catherine (wife of William Vincent), Malcolm, Alexander, and James.
(1) There was more than one man by this name in the HBC service and it is difficult to ascertain the correct one.