Gorrenberry Crest

Adjusted 5/17/2016;


To of the Gorrenberry Elwald-Ellot, to look like the Ellwood (formally Elwold/Elwald) arms.


Coat of Arms

modern Gorenberry crest



Gorrenberry Horsleyhill tree

The Gorrenberry Crest is of William Elwald/Ellot of Gorrenberry;

William Elwald McPatrik

William Elwald of McPatrik (names Mosspatrikswine (where the burn spreads out, and after the son of Patrick Hepburn-Boswell which acquired the lands of Archibald Douglas), McPatrikhope, upper Broadlleehope, Braidleyhope, and Braidley Burn), these lands were listed with early land which Robert of Redheugh obtained from William Douglas of the Barony of Cavers at the beginning of the sixteenth century, but it is this upper part of Braidley Burn still in Liddesdale passed into the hands of the head of the Gorrenberry lands that of the name William, so this William Elwald found in McPatrik is considered the son of the one at the listed as William Elwald de Gorrenberry, at the time Robert received lands of Redheugh and Lariston.


Robert-William-John-Elwald-of-Redheugh (1)

Note; Redheugh, Lariston & Hartsgarth, are in the above, and therefore share the same shield with an elwand on it. Gilbert of Hartsgarth uses the same shield;


Could it be that Hartsgarth was interpreted as Horslihill?


Redheugh and Gorrenberry gangs 1518;



Ellot Ellat

It should be noted that Lariston is part of the lands of Redheugh. Redheugh, Braidley part of the Barony of Cavers, Copshaw south near Mangerton, and William a common name for the Gorrenberry family.

In which William Elwald holder of the lands of Gorrenberry helped to bring the lands of Archibald “Bell the Cat” Douglas fifth earl of Angus in which Robert Elwald was the family squire and to become Robert Elwald of Redheugh, and Lariston, and many of the nearby lands, between the Hermitage  (Armytage), and Mangerton.




Land of William Ellot of Horsleyhill passed to son William;

Wm Ellot receiving William land

The seal above is of William Ellot of Horseleyhill then Gorrenberry.

Adjusted to be similar to;

Elwald Crest of Gorrenberry

Wm of Goranberry crest

The shield is of;


Elk-head and antlers


The elk-head and antlers are of   ÆlfwaldAlfƿold, “from 713 to 749) minted in York ;




alias for Elwald is Elwood;

William Elwald alias Elwood Cottingham near York

Cottingham is near York where the Elwood arms is from;

Elwood Crest

In the Elwood history the name Robert Elwald of York is given;

Elwood Elwald Allwood


Also the surname Allwood is given;

Distribution localities for Robert Elwald and Allwood surname is new entry of the Anglo-Danish into the region.

Allwood surname distribution 1881


Ellwood Elwood Allwood

One can see the similarity between the shield of the Ker, and Horseliehill (Gorrenberry).


Kerr crest arms

With an elk (european moose) on the crest.


As given above the Elwald/Ellot (Eliot) of Gorrenberry, lived next to the Nixon (Dixon), of Sundhope, and next to the Armistrang/Armstrong of Billhope.



Pre Union land Elwald Ellot



A lot of names in this region are list as foresta; take it to be groves/parks of trees, and these foresta region were given names;


Elwald, meaning people of small foresta region, lived in these areas, Archibald Elwald of Gorrenberry, as listed on the Liddesdale Rent Roll of 1541;


Elwald and Anglo-Saxon saintly name of King/Saint Elwald bone buried in Hexam Abbey, Northumberland, were changed or dropped at the time of the Reformation and then the name became Ellot. There still is a concentration of descendants now referred to as Elliot living in this region.

One can see where the name Windy Edge for the proposed Infinis wind farm came from.  The shape of land acquire closely resembles the shape of the land acquired for the Windy Edge, not better described as Hermitage Castle wind farm.


The Y-DNA, of the Ellot/Elliot, modal, of Daniel Ellet/Elliot who left testimony for the Salem Witch Trials, shows a closeness to Ker/Kerr.






The Fairy Bear would be the Armstrong and the Elgwald/Elfwald/Elwald of elk (moose) of the wood/forest,  would be the Ellot with the inserted “i” which became an English form of the English Wm de Aliot; Eliot, became Elliot.

Since The Bear, and The Elk are of a single mother;  The Bear and The Elk (moose) are related.


Elwald to Ellot, and Ker to Kerr surname migration seems to follow the same paths.


One can see above with excellent research done by Robert P. Elliott, also a part of the group which is of the Daniel Elliot modal, which presented testimony for the Salem Witch trials, which shows our Y-DNA as close to the Ker/Kerr/Carr variants, as the Eliot/Elliot/Elliott variants.

Kerr surname distribution 1891Ker migration


One should note that the symbol before it arrived in the British Isles it was felt that  the stag head was of an elk (moose) stag. The Ker name in one definition is said to mean people of the swamp land an that is where the elk (moose) would exist. It is also felt that the Ker may have a strong sense of visual correction, with a greater proportion then any surname of being left handed.



It should be noted that the Horseleyhill/Gorrenberry Crest seems to be the same of as the Ellwood crest out of Yorks.


Ellwood stag crest

mural coronet stag sejant


Elwood-Ellwood crest

Above; A cheveron in chief two mullet in base a buck’s head…

Below; A cheveron between two mullets in chief, and stag’s head in base.





Without support of the family of Buccleuch the William of Gorrenberry line was abolished from both kingdoms at the time of the Union of the Crowns, and the land went to John Scott first Laird of Gorrenberry;

John Scot first Laird of Gorrenberry


Margaret Scott natual daughter of Walter Lord Scott of Buccleuch, and sister of John Scott, 1st Laird of Gorrenberry, ca 1628.

M. Elliott    11/8/2014

Cannobie, Gorrenberry, Mangerton, Buccleuch lands.

The lands of Andrew (Dand) Ellot of the Gorrenberry line after being abolished from both kingdoms 1607, without support of the Buccleuch line, was not acquired by Gavin Ellot of Stobs, or Robert Ellot of Redheugh, but by the Scott of Buccleuch. The people which supported the those of Gorrenberry which rode with nearby Martin Ellot of Braidley, which supported the Armstrong were abolished from the Borderland also.

Scot, Ker, Ellot feud



The Scotts had become one of the most powerful of all the Border clans by the end of the fifteenth century and the chief could call upon a thousand spears to support him.[3] Like most of the Border Reiver clans the Scotts quarrelled with their neighbours, in particular the Clan Kerr.[3] The feud began on the 25 July 1526 when Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch launched an attack (the Battle of Melrose) to rescue the young James V of Scotland who was being held by the Douglas Earl of Angus at Darnick just west of Melrose, and in the ensuing fight Kerr of Cessford was killed.[3] Sir Walter Scott was also wounded in the action.[3] Scott later fought against the English at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh and four years later was appointed warden of Liddesdale and the Middle Marches.[3] The Kerrs however were biding their time and in 1552 they set upon Sir Walter Scott on Edinburgh High Street and killed him.[3] The feud came to an end when Sir Thomas Kerr of Ferinhurst married Janet Scott who was the sister of the tenth Laird of Buccleuch.[3]

In 1565 a deadly feud arose between the Clan Scott and their neighbours the Clan Eliott.[5] Scott of Buccleuch executed four Eliotts for the minor crime of cattle rustling.[5] In repsonse three hundred Eliotts rode to avenge the fate of their kinsmen and during the battle losses on both sides were heavy but eventually the two clans came to terms with each other.[5]

Today, the Redheugh Eliott, the Kerr Clan chief, and the Duke of Roxburghe, are or have been of Northern British Windpower (NBW), Limited, and have won a suit which the Duke of Northumberland a relative of Buccleuch brought against them. Today this feuding on the borders Buccleuch, Armstrong, and the Cowie of Gorrenberry, noted to show up when the family of Elwald/Ellot needs help, are riding with centuries old protectorate of The Hermitage Castle, the Buccleuch family, The Clan which protects the ancestral lands of the reivers, and is of Scotlands strongest army the Clan Armstrong, and one Cowie of Gorrenberry protecting family lands of those who have went abroad, and supporting the Elwald/Ellot family of the father’s father.

Northern British Windpower, Inc if the clan chief of Clan Elliot, of Clan Kerr, and/or the Duke of Roxburghe, haven’t stood out against the desecration of The Hermitage Castle by the placement of Windy Edge Wind Farm of Infinis on Hermitage Castle Hill. In other words Infinis is doing the dirty work of the Redhuegh Eliott allied with the Clan Kerr against Buccleuch, Armstrong, and The Gorrenberry Elwald/Ellot.

M. Elliott  11/9/2014

Two groups which could use support;

Hermitage Action Group


Hermitage Action Group – Clan Armstrong Trust





A lot of names in this region are list as foresta; take it to be groves/parks of trees, and these foresta region were given names;


Elwald, meaning people of small foresta region, lived in these areas, Archibald Elwald of Gorrenberry, as listed on the Liddesdale Rent Roll of 1541;


Elwald and Anglo-Saxon saintly name of King/Saint Elwald bone buried in Hexam Abbey, Northumberland, were changed or dropped at the time of the Reformation and then the name became Ellot. There still is a concentration of descendants now referred to as Elliot living in this region.

One can see where the name Windy Edge for the proposed Infinis wind farm came from.  The shape of land acquire closely resembles the shape of the land acquired for the Windy Edge, not better described as Hermitage Castle wind farm.

It should be noted, that the Redheugh (red-likely oxides of iron in the soil on a slope)/Thorsleehope (valley in which Thor could stay out of the wind) used a different crest with an elwand, an Edinburgh standard a rod/wand and ell in length previous to the Union in which an imperial yard stick (a rod a London standard of a yard in length) not the standard French meter/metre is used.

Elliot Elwand Elwald



The above are examples of; coats of arms bearing an elwand/ellwand in bend. 


Should be noted that it is said that the Fermanagh, Ellot/Elliot/Elliott on record in Ulster, Ireland utilzed a similar shield to that of Sir Gilbert Elliot. This is felt to be most likely that of the Daniel Elliot line of Tullykelter/Tullikelter.



Cairnes Arms

Robertus of Redheugh had lands 1619;

Robert to Robert lands of Redheugh 1619


Along with Gavin born of Redheug in-law to Buccleuch of Baillillie/Stobs not lands of Horseleyhill which William the oldest owned presented Robertus Ellot along with two of his daughters a portion of his lands of Stob in 1621;

Robert Dorthy and Ester land


Robin Eliott  Sweet Milk 1620.

Robin Eliott Ellot Stobs Sweet Milk

Sweet milk is of Stobs, Stobs of Baillillie, Baillillie of Horseleyhill, Horseleyhill is of Gorrenberry.

Gilbert was born of Redheugh, and that is why Redheugh, and Stobs utilized a shield with and elwand (rod an Edinburgh el/ell/eln in length) on it, but his parentage is of Horselyhill/Baillillie and Stobs, for father, and of Buccleuch for mother. Gilbert was also married in to the Scott family. So being of born of Redheugh, parentage of Gorrenberry/Horseleyhill and mother’s side strongly Buccleuch, and Scott, this was the beginning at The Union of the Crown, when other members of the Redheugh (Martin), Gorrenberry (Andrew) and Scott resettled because of banishment from the borders on to Ulster with the Gorrenberry/Horseleyhill family having help from the Hamiltons, and the Martin Ellot Redheugh family seems to have help from the long allied Hume of family to the same region of Fermanagh, County in the Ulster Plantation.

It should be noted; In 1620 when Robertus Ellot of Redheugh receives part of Stobs, when Robin Eliott is of Stobs. Robin  (son of Rob) Hob like Bob for Robert is used by the other families.  Stobs is the family which uses the Eliott spelling. In around 1620 the line of the chieftain with support of the in-law Buccleuch family was transferred from Redheugh to Stob, this portion of land transferred from Stobs to Redheugh, may have been a part of the transfer of the chieftain.

In the following one can see the lands which Sir Gilbert acquired are of the lands in the region of the Howpaslot, Edschaw, Branxholm, which is now the Buccleuch scot. Basically the line transferred to the Buccleuch family.

Lands of Sir Gilbert 1657


Buck you would not have your  sister, and Gavin, taking in an illegitimate son of Helen Kid, and Robert of Redheugh, into the family of Stobs, then making him clan chief, now would you?


In the following Helen Kidd above is referred to as Maggie Kidd below and said to be the mother of Gilbert (Gib) Ellot-Elliot-Eliott of Stobs, which from Robert of Lariston (Redheugh), the chieftain of the Clan was transferred at the beginning of the seventeenth century from Robert Ellot-Elliot of Lariston-Redheugh father of with mother Kidd to Gilbert of Redheugh-Horsleyhill then acquiring Stobs from Gavin, adopting father, and wife of Robert at time of Gilbert’s birth, Jean Scot sister to Buccleuch.

 Maggie Kidd Stobs Gib (1) Maggie Kidd Stobs Gib (4) Maggie Kidd Stobs Gib (5) Maggie Kidd Stobs Gib (6)

 Redheugh Hartsgarth tree

Horslihill or Hartgarth on seal?

Redheugh, Lariston and Hartgart, are apart of the original deeded land to Robert Elwald, and it is felt this is when they changed shields from the elk head and antlers to the elwand on the band.



Meg Kidd Hartsgarth (1)

Meg Kidd Hartsgarth (2)

Hartsgarth and Gorrenberry are close to the Hermitage Castle. Gorrenberry is up the Hermitage Water, and Hartgarth is down the Hermitage water from the castle.

Maiden Way Hartsgarth Gorrenberry Towers


Should be noted that Marion Hamilton, wife of Robert of Redheugh had five sons;

sons of Marjorie Hamilton; Robert, Gilbert, William, Archie, & Gavin

First three; Robert of Redheugh, William of Hartsgarth, and Gilbert of Stobs in family tree;

Robert Redheugh William Hartsgarth Gilbert

Gavin of Stobs stepfather by marriage to Jean Scot, mother-in-law to Marion Hamilton wife to son of chief Robert, Robert chief also was not liked by Gavin;

Gavin of Stobs, Marion Hamilton of Redheugh

The chieftain line transferred from Robert of Redheugh to minor brother Gilbert of Stobs, this may give reason for non-recognition of the Elwald/Ellot line, of Braidley not being between Gorrenberry and The Hermitage Castle, a support for the Infinis, Windy Edge wind farm by todays Eliott of Redheugh-Stobs placing it on the Gorrenberry-Braidlie Estate of my families pre-Union ancestral land. The is what an Anglo-Dane gets when they are banished from both kingdoms in 1607. At least the Hamilton family helped granddad to get resettled on lands of Archbishop Malcolm Hamilton, of Monea on Tullykelter, and a Martin Ellot family of Braidlie origin was resettled nearby on Sir John Hume land, of Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland, where many of our Armstrong brethren also settle. No one resettle in Ulster would use the names Gilbert or Walter for the Ellot or Armstrong.

At this time, 1590 one can see on map there is no Redheugh, but Robert is living in Lariston;

Liddesdale 1590


On 1590 map Ro Ellotts of Ladiestaine (Lariston) and Herskerth (Hartsgarth), but not Redheugh is not listed which would indicate in 1590 Lariston is the home of chier Robert Ellot, and Hartsgarth is shown to be of importance also.

More info on Maggie Kidd of Hartsgarth;

Maggie Kidd of Hartsgarth

No wonder my Ulster and Plantation American line did not care for the name Gilbert.  That may be why Arthur Eliott did a misplacement of Braidlie, on Clan map, and family wants to make sure my line remains vanquished by seeing a wind farm gets placed on the ancestral lands of the families of Gorrenberry, and Martin Elwood.

Lariston has a similar arms;

Redheugh, Lariston and Stobs have similar arms

So the seal and the arms of William of Horseleyhill is different from Redheugh, Lariston, and Stobs, a would be the arms of a different landholding family and the other land holding family would be that of William Elwald of Gorrenberry.

So the seal and the arms of William of Horseleyhill is different from Redheugh, Lariston, and Stobs, a would be the arms of a different landholding family and would be that of the other land holding family would be that of William Elwald/Ellot of Gorrenberry/Horseleyhill.

It should be noted; It is felt that since William Ellot of Gorrenberry lived at McPatrickhope. Ade Ellot to Adam Elliot as Cowadis seemed to keep the Cowie of Gorrenberry story going. And the names Adam and Patrick are Bothwell (Hepburn) names, with Martin of Braidley living at Braidley, but building his first tower near Laristion land. In the about map it also shows the Gorrenberry-Braidley lands combined. It is felt that William Elwald/Ellot acquired lands from William Douglas of the Barony of Cavers and those lands were Braidley, McPatrickhope, and Shaws.



It is felt the Gorrenberry Crest is the old Elwald/Elwood of Yorkshire Crest, when Robert received the land of Redheugh and Lariston, he created his own crest with and Edinburgh standard elwand on the bend, and Gilbert born of Robert and Jean Scot (Buccleuch’s sister) of Redheugh, but was of Gavin and Jean Scot of Gorrenberry-Horseleyhill-Stobs, adopted the Redheugh shield for Stobs, but the Stobs name from the line of Gorrenberry.


coat of arms, bearing an ellwand in bend



Noted; Gilbert was born of Redhuegh, but was raised by Gavin, and Jean Scot, sister to Buccleuch, of Stobs. Family is related to the Gorrenberry/Horseleyhill line in this fashion.

It should be noted;

Gilbert of Redhuegh, Andrew of Gorrenberry, and Martin Braidley used names;

William, Robert, Archibald and Gavin;



Ellots of Redheugh tree cropped


For Gibbe’s brothers the names Robin, Wille, Arche, and Gawan Ellot are used.

Ellot-of-Liddesdale Border Papers

Martin of Braidley- Robert William Gawin and Archibald


Andrew Dan/Daniel of Tullykelter Fermanagh, Ulster uses names; William, Robert, and Gavin, his older brother Robert of Armangh uses the name Archibald.


muster-William-Robert-Ellot-Mungo-1630 Gavin

So all are likely related. Map of Fermanagh, Magherboy;

Tullykelter Tullikelter Framanagh map 1790 families


It should be noted that it took a couple of generations for the Buccleuch to follow the policies of the united king, but basically, land which was acquired from the Scot family was given to Gilbert, and Stobs pasted to Gilbert like a son to Gavin, and Jean Scot.  Buccleuch Scott family received the lands of Gorrenberry.


Mark Elliott 12/3/2014


The introduction of the “I” into the Scottish “Ellot” in the middle of the 17th century, the name took on a similarity to “Elliot”, belonging to the English Norman family of St. Germans in Cornwall, whose crest was an elephant head and whose stem “Alyot”, was quite different than or own.

The Elliots; The Story of a Border Clan,
Arthur Eliott 1986 page 93







It is felt there are a few of the  Eliot of Wm de Aliot, which have not in Southern England just north of France which added a “L” or a “T”. It is felt historically though very few have extracted an “L” or a “T” from their name over time. Today it is felt in England the vast majority which spell their name today as Elliott originated as Eliot.

Eliot 1881 surname distributionEliot-name-distribution-England-and-Wales-1891




Broadlee/Braidley where a proposed Infinis (Company near London), Windy Edge wind farm is to be placed where Matin Ellot’s Braidley is between Gorrenberry and the Hermitage Castle,  the map on the following website puts it way up North away from the proposed wind farm and Matin Ellot’s Braidley. Martin Ellot lead the clan and acted as clan chief in the later part of the sixteenth century, when an Robert Ellot was not available. Martin was a minor son of Redheugh, and lived on Barony of Cavers land; Braidley acquired by Redheugh from a William Douglas of Cavers.





Braidley is said by GFS Elliot to be in Liddesdale;

Braidley in Liddesdale





ELLOT with the Arthur Eliott with inserted “i” of ca 1650;



The Elliots
The Storey of a Border Clan
A Genealogical History
by The Dowanger Lady Eliott f Stobs
and Sir Arthur Eliott, 11th Baronet of Stobs
Pub Seeley Service & Co Ltd 1974


The Name

In charters prior to 1500 the name was usually written in Old English ‘Elwald’ or ‘Elwold’. But is was always pronounced ‘Ellot’ (as it often is in the Borders to-day) and by 1600 the phonetic spelling had almost completely superseded all other forms. It therefore appears correct to regard the earlier Saxon form of spelling as archaic an to refer to the clan as ‘Ellots’ until about 1650 when the name was changed altogether to ‘Elliot’.




The Elliots The Story of the Border Clan Arthur Eliott 1986;

The only serious contention remaining, which is favoured by some modern historians, ascribes the surname to fairly common old Northumbrian christian name of Elwold or Elwald. While convenient in its simplicity, evidence of the Clan’s connection is lacking and, with only two references to Elwald as a surname prior to 1400— in 1230 and 1357 (in Northumberland)– we have no way of testing the validity of this theory.

The name ELLIOT was retained after about 1650 when and “i” was inserted into the Scottish name ELLOT.

Elliot 1891 surname distributionElliot-Northumbria-distribution

Elliot 1881 surname distribution

The Elliots; The Story of a Border Clan,
Arthur Eliott 1986 page 93

The history of the emigrations of Border Scots, after the suppression of the clan system in the Borders in the early 1600s, provides some distinct pointers to the distribution of our Clan today and, indeed, give reasonable grounds for supposing that, outside England and Wales, the great majority of those who today call themselves Elliotts are of Scottish origin.




Gorrenberry is a Germanic Toponymicon (location) of Southern Scotland;

Germanic Toponymicon Southern Scotland Gorrenberry


German Ewald crest;



Elwald Crest with Robert Elwald of Redheugh claims.



Though Elwald, like Ewald have German roots, the above Robert Elwald crest is listed as an Ewald crest.. It is felt since wald is forest tree is symbol along with stag head related to Elwald/Ewald.

One can not help but recognize similarities in above two crests.





Gorrenberry at the Horn

Gorrenberry horn fort


Or, that the wand on the Redheugh-Lariston-Hartgarth shield stood for the standard of measurement Edinburough style.

Also that a border reiver as notorious as Clementis Hobs of Stobs, would border reive, not for corporate power, and for the Kerr to beat the Buccleuch Scott in a feud, but like the Armstrong riding for ones father’s father and the children’s chidren to preserve the borderlands like the US 1906 Antiquities Act does for American to preserve which it has for future generations, The Armstrong Clan Trust is preserving the borderlands for the father’s father and the children’s children of many of the borderers of the United Kingdom and around the world. One of these days I would like to visit the borders. Take the distance from New York than double it and you will understand how far I will have to travel. Do not want to see like the Hume family have to put up with there castle, any industrialized turbines near the region.

As far as the Fairy Bear story goes the children of Fairy Bear are the Bear, Elk(moose), and Wolf the Bear and Elk(moose) are friends, but with the wolf the wolf is not named Ulf like the the Beorn and Elk are Germanic Danish in origin, the name of the wolf is Loumane which is Anglo-Norman, and means wolf person. In the United Kingdom the major majority like in the United States spell their name Elliott, but in the United Kingdom the Elliott are of Wm de Aliot Norman origins, which does not allow for the Danish Elk, and therefore in the United Kingdom the Elk, like in Europe and North America does exist but in the United Kingdom though introduced is not a part of the history.

Because in the history of Clan Elliot of the United Kingdom the Elk or Elwald line can not exist, and the Clan Elliot map does not place Braidley of Martin Ellot which  lead the Clan in it’s proper locality where a planned wind farm Infinis, Windy Edge is to be placed with the support of Clan Elliot, Clan Kerr, and Cessford (Roxburghe), all associated to North British Windpower (NBW), and they have already beaten a Buccleuch relation that of Northumberland also trying to protect the borderlands from industrial invasion.


Only being recognized as the Cowie of Gorrenberry by the Louman Elliott of the United Kingdom, plus the placement of an industrial wind farm on my family’s ancestral land of Gorrenberry am asking Clan Armstrong that the Elwald line become one of their septs, like the Crozier are.

Mark Elliott      3/27/2015

Coat of Arms

German Ewald/Elwald;



Irish  Ellwood;

37262 (1)


Scottish Border Ellwood;


Scott arms and symbols;

old Scott arms & symbols (1)


Note; some Scotts share U106 Y-DNA from likely from Anglo migration.

old Scott arms & symbols (2)


Ker-Kerr coat of arms;


Armstrong-Liddell coat of arms;

Armstrong Liddell Arms (2)

Armstrong Liddell Arms (1)



Elwood/Ellwood coat of arms;



Does anyone see similarities in the above coat of arms?

MSE    3/30/2015


It is unsatisfactory to leave the question of Gibbie’s parentage unsolved…..

The Border Elliots and the Family of Minto
By George Francis Scott Elliot



Gibbie's Parentage (1)


It is unsatisfactory to leave the question of Gibbie’s parentage unsolved…..

Gibbie's Parentage (2)

Gibbie's Parentage (3)

Gibbie's Parentage (4)


Gavin Ellot second wife Jean Scot first married to Robert of Redheugh, Gilbert’s father clan chief. Though Jean Scot is the mother, the biological mother is Meg Kidd of Hartsgarth, who’s first son is William of Hartsgarth. 

Noted; Jean Scot is mother of Gilbert and sister to Buccleuch, and Gibert married Margarett (Maggie Fendy) a daughter of Walter Scot of Harden a cousin to Buccleuch, with Meg Kidd being the biological mother this prevented incest.

Since William of Hartsgarth is the first son, Gilbert could not inherit Hartsgarth. William of Horseleyhill (Gorrenberry) is the oldest son of the first wife of Gavin of Gorrenberry-Horsleyhill-Baillillie-Stobs.

Gavin purchased Stobs for his (step)grandson first son of Gilbert, instead of naming his first son after himself he named his first son after his oldest brothers of Horsleyhill and Hartsgarth which were both named Willaim.

The Horsleyhill family was well tutored many of them worked as estate professionals such as baillie (lawyers) and caulter (accountants), many a Burgess of Selkirk came out of this family. Gilbert had little tutoring and could verily spell his name, but William his son was well tutored and likely high prized and loved by the family.

In the early stages of the English Civil War, William sided with Cromwell and the Parliamentarians, and change the family name from Ellot to Elliot to honor Sir John Elliot which died in The Tower of London for the Parliamentary cause, but in seeing what Cromwell’s general was doing to Scotland, William switched sides in support of the Royalists, which my family were of an taken to Tutthill Prison; William, in order to say his estate for his descendants committed suicide; otherwise the Parliamentarians would have taken the land for a tax. Before committing suicide to show support of the Hamilton families of Ulster he changed the Stobs name to Eliott.

When I do genealogical research I am doing this for the fathers and building on to what or fathers have already done. Also having been a teacher am doing it for the children, but am not doing it to support a continence of land base power of Scottish family fueding.

Mark Elliott 4/2/2015

To have the Unvanquished it is felt you must have the Vanquished

With my genealogical research, since the Y-Chromosomes are shared with the Y-DNA, I am researching down the fathers which keep these Y-Chromosomes. Can related to the bull headed elk/moose returning to their ancient lands around Berlin, because that seems where my ancient roots and ancient name Elchwald, meaning elk(moose) of the forest, just like it is written in The Chronicles of the Armstrong and Armstrong collaboration that the Elwald-Elliot are elk of the forest, and the sceat/coin of Saint/King Elfwald bones in the Hexam Abbey have a stag head on the heads side and a full body horse on the horse side of the coin minted in York.

This is my heritage, like the land my family once owned and lived on that of Gorrenberry/Braidlie. Martin Ellot lived on the land at the time the Bothwell (Hepburn) family lived of The Hermitage Castle. Braidlie at the time was Bothwell land and the my family of Gorrenberry rode as part of the grain of Martin Ellot in protection of The Hermitage Castle. Buccleuch, family looked after the castle for hundreds of years, and after the Armstrong show their need to protect The Hermitage Castle, Buccleuch followed suit. Clan chiefs are followers not leaders.

The Armstrong are as I am ones which pitch in a feel that the final result will be much greater then that of a single individual making decisions. Today there are many people including Buccleuch choosing to ride with this Armstrong collective, and in support of The Clan Armstrong’s preservation of the borderland including the most historical building on The Hermitage Castle.

The Gorrenberry Arms are of an ancient family which are apart of my family’s history, but my grandfather being banished from both kingdoms in 1607, being a American, and of The Society of Friends, do not want the it if is is not now recognized as and Elwood/Elwold clan shield, do not want it recognized. It helps to be vanquished a Cowie of Gorrenberry, a cover which I can present honestly but taken to be untrue. If someone takes the what is accurately applied as being untrue the they are creating the untruths. Since I am supplying information as accurate hopefully as my ancestors, father and Daniel which presented testimony in Salem, and this is a search for family an a search for self, others need not accept it, but get tired because of it being a self search of the father’s father, of people trying to tell me who my father is.

Mark Elliott    4/42015

It is felt the sons of Clementis Hob  Robert Ellot/Elliot and Dand Ellot/Daniel Elliot were banish like the family of Martin Ellot/Elwood were banished from both kingdoms at the time of The Union of the Crowns, and moved onto Hamiliton and Hume land of Ulster, Fermanagh, and Armagh. Robert and Daniel to refused to take loyalty oaths for the named professions in their respective estates. Showing loyalty in not in my early family history of displaced borders, but showing equality is.

The families of the combined lands of Braidley and Gorrenberry, served the Bothwell family until 1592, and in 1607 there was no more need for soldiers for The Hermitage, and since the United Kingdom does not have an Antiquities Act like to protect it’s antiquities since 1906, the Kingdom’s aristocracy has take on the care of the historical antiquities. The Buccleuch Estates has been renovating a preserving The Hermitage Castle for centuries, but now corporate heads of companies with rival aristocracy and covertly trying control public opinion with no antiquities act these historical antiquities such as The Hermitage Castle can be bribed away with promised jobs giving the numbers the whole industry hires, and not the numbers which I feel are very low on jobs which local people will get. This industrial waste an desecration of localities an homeland of families such as myself, which may travel thousands of miles to see The Hermitage Castle in which their family fought to protect only to see a wind farm on their industrial land by family members still feuding from corporate position with local aristocracy which are and have been protecting these antiquities for the regional localities for centuries.

Mark Elliott 4/5/2015

Older Crest/Arms show star&moon;

Armstrong crest arms Buccleuch Scot Scott crest arms Little Liddell crest arms Scot Scot crest arms

Robert Bruce Armstrong History of Liddesdale ……

Mark S Elliott    5/26/2015


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