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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CHURCH [parish] Church (Established)
Church (Established)
Church (Established)
Matthew Anderson Accot [Accountant] Mt. [Mount] Hamilton
James Miller, Schoolmaster
James Young, Highfield
033 It is difficult to ascertain when this church was first erected, but it is reputed to have existed prior to the Reformation. Since that period it has undergone a great many repairs - principally in 1823 at which time it was nearly wholly rebuilt. So that scarcely a vestige of the old building now remains. Presently it is capable of containing about six hundred people - is two storeys high - & had a small burying ground attached to it.
MANSE [parish; St Quivox] Manse (Established)
Manse (Established)
Manse (Established)
Matthew Anderson Mt [Mount] Hamilton
James Miller, Schoolmaster
James Young, Highfield
033 A plain building two storeys high - with outhouses one storey all slated & in good repair. Erected 1826. Ministers Stipend exclusive of glebe.

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33.13 -- Parish of St Quivox


"The parish place of burial, graced by the ancient church of St Quivox.
** an ancient inscription may be traced on a square tablet indented in the
wall of the church; from the date it would appear to have been executed in
1595." Wyllies Ayrshire Streams (1851)

"The parish Church was built before the Reformation, but was repaired
& enlarged about twelve years ago" Statistical Acco't [Account] (1842)

"The name of the parish anciently was Sanchar or Senechar ** Latterly the church
came to be called after its patron Saint - Saint Kevoc supposed to be derived from 'Saint
Kennocha Virgo in Coila' who lived in the reign of Malcolm II & who was distinguished for
her zeal in promoting monastic institutions. Both the church & the parish were so named
before the Reformation" Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847)

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