Knox, Andrew a Scotch prelate, of the same family with the Scottish reformer, was born at Ranfurly, in Renfrewshire. He was educated at Glasgow, was first minister at Lochwinnoch, and then at Paisley. King James made him bishop of the Isles in April, 1606, where he distinguished himself by his attention to the propagation of religion. In 1622 he was translated to the see of Raphoe, in Ireland, where he remained until his death, November 7, 1632. See Reid, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Ireland; Keith, Scottish Bishops, page 308.