Katherine Ross


The radical Scottish covenanter Katherine Ross (née Collace) wrote, at the urging of her religious counsellors (‘I having been challenged for not setting down some remarkable passages of my life’), her Memoirs or spiritual exercises, which were published posthumously in 1735. They clearly had some measure of circulation in manuscript, perhaps before and certainly after her death in 1697. Three closely related manuscript copies are currently recorded (RoK 1-3), all also containing memoirs by her sister Jean Collace.

Peter Beal