He is the earliest known direct ancestor recorded of the Knoxes of this study. /Howeve there is a
record of a John Knox of Ranfurly, who bought lnd at Dromore, co. Down in the early 16th century.
Drmore is in the vicinity of Eden Hill. This John Knox, wjo is said to have been a forebear of Alexander, \
Alexander Knox, may be identified as a nephew of Andrew Knox, Bishop of Raphoe (1559-1633) who,
was offered as hostage by his uncle in 1614