Hector Ross was a merchant of Colchester, Virginia. GW did a considerable amount of business with him since his establishment served as a store of convenience for clothing and other necessities for GW’s tenants, slaves, and white servants.
GW had a number of transactions with Ross. In August 1767, GW sold Ross six hogsheads of tobacco, for which Ross paid GW in cash the following November (see Ledger A, 250, 255). In 1768, Ross bought five hogsheads of tobacco and 15,000 shingles from GW (see Ledger A, 276).