Ross, George (1814 -1863)

George Ross was born 7 July 1814, the youngest son of George Ross, Judge of the Consistory Court of Scotland, and Grace, daughter of Andrew Hunter D.D. He was called to the Scottish Bar in 1835 and made a speciality of conveyancing. Despite his poor health and his weakness as a speaker he achieved a fine practice. His knowledge of case law was a great asset. He married in 1843 Mary, daughter of John Tod, and they had five daughters. In 1861, he was elected Professor of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh, and was a fine lecturer. He published a number of important works on Scots Law. He died of diphtheria 21 November 1863.

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Ross, George (Stamp 1) Motto: Justitiæ soror incorrupta fides
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