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Historical References

"KNIGHT. Robert dictus Knycht, burgess of Abirbrothoc, had a charter or a piece of land in Aberbrothoc in 1331 (RAA., n, p. 10). In 1435 John Knycht, canon of Brechin, was rector of Funewyn (Finhaven) (REB., I, p. 196; n, 49, 104). He is probably the John Knycht who appears on an inquest on the lands of Tulloch in 1438 (RAA., n, 83). Katrine Nycht, wife of John Nicholsoun, burgess of Dumfries, is in record in 1544 (Anderson). Alexander Km' was on an inquest made at Prestwick in 1572 (Prestwick, p. 73). By some erroneously considered a translation of Gaelic Mac Neacntain. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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