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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ST QUIVOX [parish] St Quivox.
St Quivox.
St Quivox.
St Quivox.
St Evox
Statistical Account
Paterson's History of Ayrshire.
Johnston's County Map
County Voter's list.
Occasionally written thus.
027 ; 033 "The name of this parish is now generally written St Quivox, but sometimes St. Evox. At an earlier period it appears always to have been written St. Kevoch. The name is supposed to be derived from 'Sancta Kennocha Virgo in Colix', who lived in the reign of Malcolm II., & was distinguished for her zeal in promoting monastic institutions.
Extent &c - The parish is about 5 miles in length, and 3 in breadth and contains about 5000 acres. It is bounded on the south by the river Ayr, and on the east, north, and west, by the parishes of Tarbolton, Monkton, and Newton.
Topographical Appearances. In general, the surface of the parish is level, but towards the eastern extremity it becomes more elevated & uneven. ***
The whole of the parish is in tillage, with the exception of about 250 acres covered with plantations of various ages, consisting of the ordinary kinds of forest trees which are carefully thinned, and are in a thriving condition.***
Quarries. - there are several quarries of excellent freestone in the parish, and three coal pits constantly worked, which produce coal of good quality. ***
The whole of the parish being near to Ayr and the most populous part of it forming a suburb [continued on page 2]

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Parish of St. Quivox

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