|Place of birth:||Hulme, Manchester, England|
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|Year of birth:||1879|
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|Source of information:||http://www.cpartington.plus.com/Links/Roose/RooseInfo.html#ROOSE BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES|
A John Roose is listed in the 1851 and 1861 as a railroad laborer, but later became a Police Constable in Hulme, and later Manchester, serving for over 30 years. His son, also John Roose (Jr.), was born in 1879 and became a professional musician, and it is to he that came into possession of the music ms. collection. The inscription on the inside cover reads "John Roose, 4 Welcombe Street, Hulme, Manchester", however the tune entries indicate it was compiled prior to 1850 by a single individual, and later acquired by Mr. Roose, perhaps from a relative or "some other knowledgable source".
- Researched by Chris Partington and the Village Music team. See http://www.cpartington.plus.com/Links/Roose/RooseInfo.html#ROOSE_BIOGRAPHICAL_NOTES for more.