John Knox1

M, #6664, (c 1687 - )
John Knox|b. c 1687|p6664.htm|William Knox of Castlerea|b. c 1630|p6769.htm|Elizabeth Crofton|b. c 1630|p6761.htm|William Knox|b. c 1586\nd. c 1650|p6759.htm|Lady Campbell||p6763.htm|||||||

Relationship=4th great-grandfather of Dorothy Kollros.


John Knox was born about 1687 in Ireland. He was the son of William Knox of Castlerea and Elizabeth Crofton.2

It is not certain that John, the fifth son of William Knox of Castlerea, is the same person as the John Knox, of the family of Ranfurlie who is described in Genealogical memoirs of John Knox and of the family of Knox (Charles Rogers, 1879)1:
"At Dromore, in the county of Down, John Knox, of the family of Ranfurlie, purchased a portion of land early in the seventeenth century.3 His son, Alexander, who owned the lands of Eden Hill, near Dromore, left two sons, John and George.
George, the second son, went to Jamaica about the year 1798, and there attained a considerable position. As a West Indian proprietor, merchant, and shipowner, in partnership with the late Sir Simon Clark, he latterly settled in London. He married Letitia, daughter of Dr Andrew Greenfield, rector of Hillsborough (who assisted Bishop Percy in editing his "Reliques of Ancient Poetry"), and by her had a numerous family, of whom only survived two sons, George and Alexander Andrew.
George, the elder surviving son, M.A. of Cambridge, was formerly H.E.I.C.'s Chaplain at Madras; since 1871 he has been vicar of Exton, in the county of Rutland, he married a daughter of the late Dr P. F. Reynolds. His eldest son, George, is magistrate at Allahabad, and a justice of the peace for the North-West Provinces of Bengal. He is author of "The Criminal Law of the Bengal Presidency," 2 vols. 8vo.
Alexander Andrew Knox, younger surviving son of George Knox and Letitia Greenfield, is a barrister-at-law, and was lately a police magistrate of the metropolis. He married a daughter of the late James Armstrong, Esq., a civilian of Bengal.
John, elder son of Alexander Knox of Eden Hill, inherited the family estate, and had (with several daughters) two sons, Alexander and George. Alexander, the elder son, entered the medical profession, and became a surgeon in the Royal Navy; he afterwards held a Government appointment in Ireland. He published "An Enquiry into the Actual State of our Knowledge of Cholera," Dublin, 1849, 16mo; "The Existing State of our Knowledge of Vaccination," London, 1850, 8vo; "Irish Watering Places," Dublin, 1845, 8vo; and "A History of the County Down," Dublin, 1875, 8vo. He died at Beechcroft, Belfast, on the 9th November 1877. George Knox, younger son, resides at Hillsborough; he has two sons, the Rev. Robert Dalzell Knox, vicar of Saintfield, county Down; and John Alexander Knox of Mayo House, Lisburn. The latter has two sons, Alexander Cecil Rogers and George William."