Arthur Ross (bishop)

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The Right Rev. Arthur Edwin Ross MC* (18 December 1869 – 24 May 1923) was an eminent cleric in the Church of Ireland.[1][2]

He was born in 1869 in Montenotte, Cork, the son of David Ross of Glenageary and Anne Maria (née Neligan). He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and was ordained in 1895.[3] He was Rector of Ballymena and a World War I Chaplain,[4] and was twice awarded the Military Cross. Following the war, he was appointed Vicar of Holywood Parish, Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral and Chancellor of Down Cathedral. In 1920, he was elevated to the Episcopate as the 5th Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.[2]

In 1909 he married Mary Elizabeth Linzee Hezlet, a prominent golfer. He died in Dublin on 24 May 1923.[2]


  1. ^ A New History of Ireland, Moody,T.W; Martin,F.X; Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,A: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. ^ a b c "The Bishop of Tuam". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 25 May 1923. p. 14. 
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Supplement to the London Gazette
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Benjamin John Plunket
Bishop of Tuam, Killala, and Achonry
1920 –1923
Succeeded by
John Orr