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Rev Robert Rose

Rev Robert Rose

Birth
Moray, Scotland
Death 30 Jun 1751 (aged 48)
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6326495 · View Source
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Here lyeth the body of Robert Rose, Rector of Albemarle Parish. His extraordinary Genius and Capacity,in all the polite and usefull Arts of Life, tho equaled by few were yet exceeded by the great Goodness of his Heart Humanity Benevolence and Charity ran through the whole course of his Life and were exerted with uncommon Penetration and Judgement upon their proper Object, without Noise or Ostentation. In his Friendships, he was warm and steady,in his Manners gentle and easy,in his Conversation entertaining and instructive ,With the most tender piety he discharged all domestick Duties of Husband, Father, Son and Brother. In short He was a friend to the whole human Race and upon that principle a strenuous Assertor and Defender of Liberty. He died in the 47th year of his age.

Buried opposite the east door, 20 feet from the church. Of a noble Scotch family. He was the friend and executor of Gov. Alexander Spotswood, and his decendants in Virginia and the South are held in the highest social regard.

On March 16, 1749, the remarkable planter-minister Robert Rose introduced a new era in Piedmont with the discovery that two canoes lashed together could convey downstream eight or nine hogsheads of tobacco as compared to one hogshead on a single canoe.

The oldest known burial in St.John's is that of Robert Rose.


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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 6 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6326495
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Robert Rose (12 Feb 1703–30 Jun 1751), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6326495, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Churchyard, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .