Morham | Miscellany
Artist Sally Oyler (1959-) lives at The Old Manse, Morham. The Lamp of Lothian Trust commissioned two paintings from her – Haddington House and Poldrate Mill.
Most of Morham’s brushes with fame are in the past:
The honour of being the birthplace of John Knox, the Scottish reformer, early 1500s-1572, has been claimed by several places. In 1889, Morham’s schoolmaster, David Louden, suggested that Knox was born into the Sinclair family at Mainshill. Giffordgate in Haddington is now accepted as the most likely birthplace.
Historian John Martine (1811-91) was born at Morham Bank; his father and grandfather were provosts of Haddington. John was a brewer in Haddington, then inherited and farmed Morham Bank. He later gave up farming, and went to Edinburgh, where he wrote his books on East Lothian (recently reprinted by East Lothian Council).
THIS ACCOUNT OF MORHAM PARISH WAS WRITTEN BY MARY STENHOUSE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE FOLLOWING:
- Sonia Baker: Education
- Robert Gray: General
- Drew Stenhouse: General
- And Jenny Gray (homes) for her recollections