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Offline Tom Langley

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William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« on: Monday 28 January 13 13:39 GMT (UK) »
I am a distant cousin of the poet William Knox who was born in Lilliesleaf rox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Knox_(Scottish_poet)
Ive seen write ups which say he is or probably is a descendent of John Knox the reformer? Is there any way of proving this?
From what ive seen John Knox' sons had no issue.

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 January 13 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Tom,  I've heard somewhere that the Baillie's of Jerviswood were descended from Knox.

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 January 13 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Id not heard of this before, just looked it up on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baillie_of_Jerviswood. Interesting read.

Tom
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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 January 13 19:06 GMT (UK) »
Here is the entry from Lilliesleaf cemetery which may assist you.
157   WILLIAM  KNOX , 1st son to  THOMAS  KNOX  and BARBARA  TURNBULL  wife of Firth author of “The songs of Israel”   “The Harp of Zion” etc  born Firth,  Lilliesleaf 17th August  1789 died Edinburgh 12th November 1825 buried East Calton Burying Ground Edinburgh.

nb Firth is the farm outside Lilliesleaf.
turnbull- Scottish Borders ,Caithness and East Lothian
waddell-roxburghshire
foord/ford -perthshire and borders
crosbie-scot borders
galloway-scot borders

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 31 January 13 23:23 GMT (UK) »
That's very helpful!! Are there many other Knoxs listed?

Tom
Langley, Broughton, Taylor, Broad, Cooper, Owen, Bennion, Yorke, Knox, Norcup, Holland, Brookes, White, Davies, Huntbach, Bowler, Barnett.

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 February 13 10:01 GMT (UK) »
Yes there are several Knox listed.You can get a CD now.
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turnbull- Scottish Borders ,Caithness and East Lothian
waddell-roxburghshire
foord/ford -perthshire and borders
crosbie-scot borders
galloway-scot borders

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 February 13 10:04 GMT (UK) »
I may well do this thank you! Could I ask is there a William and Janet Knox listed. I'm not sure when they died but they would have been born c1725. These are Williams grandparents

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 February 13 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Tom thecemetery has been recorded but i dont know if the Cd is ready yet from BordersFHS the details I have are from a previous recording and have added them below. I also found n Esther Know wife of Mr Smail.
29   Obelisk.  WILLIAM  KNOX ,tenant Newhouse, died 25th February 17(9)(6)  aged 7(4)yrs  JANET  SMAIL, wife died 10th April 1791 aged 60yrs 2 children died in infancy.  JOHN  KNOX,  tenant Faldonside  died 26th January 1832 aged 68yrs  JANET  SCOTT, wife died 12th August 1836 aged 58yrs  WILLIAM, JEAN  KNOX  grandchildren died in infancy. 

30    WILLIAM   KNOX, tenant  Belches died 7th October 1825 aged 63yrs  MARGARET  HUME wife died 26th July 1859 aged 91yrs  ROBERT  KNOX died 2(1) December 1816 aged 16yrs  MARGARET  KNOX died 12th April 1816 aged 12yrs  BARBARA  KNOX  died June 1808 aged 6 yrs. 3 children died in infancy.
   Obverse.  ANDREW  KNOX, tenant Newhouse died February 1768 aged 77yrs  MARGARET  KIRKWOOD  wife died July 1768 aged 74yrs  ANDREW  KNOX, tenant Mainhill, died 23rd September 1830 aged 73yrs  MARGARET  RIVE, wife.

31   WILLIAM  KNOX, tenant Dunstone Moor died September 1777 aged 44yrs  MARGARET  CAIRNS  wife died July 1772 aged 34yrs  JAMES  KNOX, brother died October 1805 aged 78yrs.


turnbull- Scottish Borders ,Caithness and East Lothian
waddell-roxburghshire
foord/ford -perthshire and borders
crosbie-scot borders
galloway-scot borders

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Re: William Knox (Poet) link to John Knox reformer?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 February 13 18:41 GMT (UK) »
That brilliant! Thank you very much. You've helped me knock down the brickwall of getting back another generation.
On the first grave, do you think the grandchildren that died in infancy are william and janets grandchildren or John and Janet?

Tom
Langley, Broughton, Taylor, Broad, Cooper, Owen, Bennion, Yorke, Knox, Norcup, Holland, Brookes, White, Davies, Huntbach, Bowler, Barnett.