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Ross, Sir Johnlocked

  • Elizabeth Baigent


Ross, Sir John (1777–1856), naval officer and Arctic explorer, born on 24 June 1777 at the manse, Soulseat Loch, Inch, near Stranraer, Scotland, was the fourth of five sons of Andrew Ross (1726–1787) of Balsarroch, Wigtownshire, and minister of Inch, and his first wife, ...

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