Ross (Also Rous, Rouse, or Rows), John (1)
Ross (Also Rous, Rouse, Or Rows), John (1), usually called "the Antiquary of Warwick, "was born in the town of that name in England, and educated there until prepared for the university. He then studied at Baliol College, Oxford, where he took the degree of A.M., and afterwards was installed canon of Osney. English antiquities became his favorite pursuit, and he traveled over the greater part of the kingdom to acquire information. He then took up his residence at Guy's Cliff, in Warwickshire, where he had a possession granted him either by the earl of Warwick or by Edward IV, and died Jan. 14, 1491. Of the manuscripts left by him the following were published: Joannis Rossi Antiquarii Warwicensis Historia Rerum Anglioe Descripsit (Oxon. 1716, 8vo; 2d ed. 1745, 8vo): — Joannis Rossi Historiola de Comitibius Wariwicensibus (1729, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.