The Cowie is originally from Germany.

The Cowie’s DNA indicates Germany;

The cowie is a stag, of the forest, and surname ends with the suffix “wald” with means;


As one can see wald means forest where the cowie lives.

The Cowie strongly matches a Y-DNA from a forest near Berlin.


This is a region in which a lot of Cowies today are heading back to their ancient homeland;



In the ancient homeland the Cowie made friends with a bear.


In the forest (wald) of Saxony.

The map shows the region of these wald;

Sch- -heide -wald Berlin Germany map

around Berlin.

The Cowie and the Fairbear are friends and the Fair Bear Story included them;

The elk (moose) and bear, are two of the three children, which the third includes the wolf. The elk does not care for the wolf so the elk (Cowie) migrated with Fair Bear.


The Fair Bear, and the Elk moved up to Denmark, then onto Northumbria;


The Elwald elk of the forest took on the stag head as a symbol at the top of their crest after leaving Germany. In Germany the name Ewald in Northumbria the name Elwald.

German Ewald and Robert Elwald crest comparisons.

elk head and antlers Elwald Hunters and Foresters hunting-horn


Elk-head and antlers stood for the names;


sceat of Elfwald


Sceat/coin minted with staghead on the head side, and a full horse on the tail side of the coin ca eight century.

Elwood Crest



Elwood crest likely from Elwald/Elwold developed by Elwood living in the region of York.



The Cowie had 12-marker matches with a number of people from Scarborough, N&S Cave, and Gresham, which gave and approximate locality of entering Northumbria near where and at the time the Fair Bear also entered;

Northumbria DNA Danish map

In the migration for Germany to Denmark to Yorkshire to the Borders the name basically evolve from the German  elk(moose) to the Danish elg(moose) and in Yorkshire where there were not any moose the name became elf(elf) then the “f” was dropped an is became a measured piece of land an el/ell (el Edinburgh standard in length similar to an Imperial yard or French metre). Though in those days spelling varied, but this is the conceptual change for the spelling, and the names Elgwald/Elfwald/Elwald referred to king and is a saint with bones buried in Hexam Abbey, Northumberland.

Bjørn Elg Bear Elg

In Norway, you can get away with being called a bear—Bjørn–or even an elk (moose)—Elg.

bear elk rock art

Robert Elwald 1305 Alan Elfwald 1248

Then the Cowie proceeded towards his home in the region of the Armytage (Hermitage Castle), in the area down the Hermitage of trees called Shawis, and the region north of the castle where there is a hill referred to as Lawis.

Cowie moved up the Hermitage from the Castle to a place just called THE HORN;

Gorrenberry horn fort

Gorrenberry at the Horn

or Gorrenberry.


Cowie had been familiar to Gorrenberry for generations.



The topographical location name Gorrenberry,  like Cowie is of Germanic orgins;

Germanic Toponymicon Southern Scotland Gorrenberry

Nearby Braidley/Broadlee (Anglicized form) is;


When they United both kingdoms of England and Scotland about 1607 they took Gorrenberry away from Cowie, banished him from both kingdoms, and the only place Cowie had left to go was the Ulster Plantation.

Pre Union land Elwald Ellot

Above, and below show the Gorrenberry Elwald/Ellot lands.



It should be noted that the Elwald (elk/moose) did not care for the Loumaine (wolf), though latter on because of the being no elk/moose and bear in Fermanagh the story went that the bear was eating the elk (moose), though some bear do eat elk/moose it is felt most do not. So in Liddesdale it is known that the Loumaine (wolf) ate the Elwald (elk/moose), and the Elwald wanted to do something about it. The Elwald knew that no one knew much about the Elwald (elk/moose), and Fairbairn (bear) in the Liddesdale region because they were still today considered extinct species.

So, they wanted to approach an old Scandinavian god, where Scandinavia still  has bear and elk(moose), so they went to where this god stayed in the valley out of the wind. They went to Thorleehope; the valley in which Thor stayed out of the wind, an old home of the Elwald (elk/moose), across the Liddel from Slaughtree (willow trees), and near where the Martin Elwald/Ellot family would live until it was banished at the time of the Union, at Hueghhouse (house on slope) in this region.

A good friend of the Elwald meant with them who came up from the borders and managed woodlands he was a forester; Forst/Frost/Forster/Forstar/Forest/Forester, and he had good friends from the other side of the border which were hunters (Hunter), and could kill off the Loumaines and send them into extinction. The Elwald (elk/moose), Fairbairn (bear), and Crosar (Crozier; cross bearers to show that the bear and the elk were not followers of Thor) asked the Forstar, woudn’t the Hunter kill them. The Forstar said, “The Hunter thinks Elwald are extinct and will not go after them”.


Wolfs (Loumaine) eat Cowies (Elwald; elk/elg (moose).

So the Elwald thought they could draw the Loumaine into a valley which the Loumaine (wolf) like to be  in, near Wolflee (land acquired by David Hume with John Elwald, and Jacob Crosar, witnessing ca1425)  and nearby Wolfhopelee, in southern Teviotdale, near  Liddesdale where this was successfully done.  After that the Loumaine (wolf) became extinct, and the Elwald hid under another name that of Ellot so the Hunter could not any longer find them. The Hunter could never figure out how the Elwald became Ellot, though the Ellot lived as the Elwald did and the Elliot today do around the Hermitage Castle. So they were then forever safe from the Hunter.

At least the Fair Bear traveled with Cowie.



Fair Bear is part of the unvanquished ;


And Cowie is also hoping to be Unvanquished but for now;

I remain vanquished


Though Cowie misses his Gorrenberry home, Cowie has made a freind in New Mexico, which likes to protect his forest (wald) from fires.

Elk (moose) are rare in New Mexico, USA;
moose in New Mexico

but they are found there.





Windy-Edge-Cowie of Gorrenberry


Was Infinis, now it is Muirhall.

Hermitage Castle’s Infinis’ Windy Edge

Cowie’s man from “La Mancha”



Liddesdale Redheugh Gorrenberry



One can see a William Elwald of Gorrenberry is associated to Walter Scot of Edschaw (Branxholm/Buccleuch), and Rudolph Ker and his brother Walter of Cessford (Duke of Roxburghe -Ker);




As with Mangerton previous to the above when Robert of Redheugh was infeft (received) lands, and that is why no Armistrang-Armstrong in above, Buccleuch (Edschaw/Branxholm) received at the direction of Archibald (Bell the Cat) Douglas the lands of Mangerton, the estate of my family of Gorrenberry was lost to the Buccleuch Scot family, feel this was at the time of The Union of the Crowns, when granddad Dand Ellot (Daniel Elliott in Ulster) was banish from both kingdoms in 1607-8,


Braidley, MacPatrikhope, and the Gorrenberry, Elwald are of the Gorrenberry Estate and lived in the region of the Proposed, Infinis, Windy Edge wind farm, the Braidlie proportion which is still being proposed.






Proposed Braidlie Array;


One should note; Though the page is changed, the plan turbines are still for the region Martin Ellot/Elwood; acting Elwald/Ellot/Elliot clan chief of the Redheugh family lived as a tenant on Bothwell land in what was reference in 1376   Robert Bruce Armstrong “History of Liddesdale…” as being of the Foresta of Braidlie and known today as the the region of Braidlie.


5-23-2015 Infinis Windy Edge

Mark S. Elliott     5/24/2015

Recent Map of Braidlie Array



Above map does not seem to show towards west Gorrenberry/Bradlie region.

Gorrenberry Farm, Near Newcastleton, Scottish Borders. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Report No. 1909.

So with Braidlie Array super imposed;

Gorrenberry Farm Archaeology map

Gorrenberry Farm, Near Newcastleton, Scottish Borders. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Report No. 1909.

Information pdf;

MSE   5/27/2015


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