LIVES OF THE BISHOPS OF EXETER
JOHN ROSS, born at Ross, in the county of Hereford, on 25th June, 1719. This learned Member of the Royal Society - as modest as he was learned - was elected successor to Bishop Keppel on 12th January, 1778, was consecrated on 25th of same month, and reached the diocese on 8th June following. His career was gentle and unpretending, making himself affable to all. Dying at the palace here on the 14th, he was buried in the south aisle of the choir of his cathedral on 18th August, 1792.
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