List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
JOHN KNOX'S HOUSE (site of) John Knox House (site of) Thomas Lee Haddington
Andrew Beatson Nungate
William Reid Nungate
Stat Acct [Statistical Account]
Revd. [Reverend] J. Cook D.D. [Doctor of Divinity]
002 The site of the house where John Knox the great Scottish Reformer was born. It is said by some that he was born in Gifford, a village 4 miles south of the town, but this appears to be a mistake as the village of Gifford is of comparatively modern origin owing its rise and locality to the removal of the ancient church of Bothams Farm, Yester House to its present site. Tradition has always pointed out this place as being his birth place and his father is styled as a small crofter in the Gifford-gait (ie road) and to this day that piece of road is still known by the Gifford-gait. My informant, William Reid, an old man of about 90 years of age pointed out the site to me. He has lived the greater part of his lifetime here. The Reformer was born in the year 1505 and educated at the grammar school of Haddington.

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