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About the Elder One-Name Study

ELDER surname occurs in most countries of the world, most often

in Scotland, England, Canada, Northern Ireland, Australia and United States.

My research in Scotland is posted on webpages with links

at

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/Perth.htm

An early Scottish ELDER:

JOHN ELDER, cartographer, born in Caithness in 1500's, contributed to publication of

MERCATOR ATLAS OF EUROPE

MAPPING BRITAIN FROM AFAR---

Chapter Excerpt by Peter M. Barber

... 'In France he presented Mary, Queen of Scots, with an autograph letter and

(in a display of indirect vanity?) a fanciful map of the New Utopia ostensibly by his eight-year-old pupil,

Lord Darnley.'

...In 1973 D.G. Moir suggested the John Elder (who signed himself Eldar)

was responsible for the depiction of Scotland on Mercator's map of 1564...'

More in Google Books

at

http://tinyurl.com/62f3y6

Book:

'Pre-reformation Scholars in Scotland in the XVIth Century:

Their Writings and Their Public Services : with a Bibliography and a List of Graduates from 1500 to 1560'

By William Forbes-Leith

Published by J. MacLehose, 1915

Original from the University of California

Digitized Oct 29, 2007

155 pages

Pages 54-55 (short bio of John ELDER) (other pages have Johannes ELDER, and Adamus ELDAR, etc.)

'John Elder, a member of the Collegiate Church at Dumbarton, became tutor

of the young Lord Darnley. He followed the fortunes of the Earl of Lennox when he fled to England.

That John Elder was selected by the Bishop of Orkney as the teacher of the boy abbot,

Abbot Walter Reid, is no small testimony to his capacity and worth. ...'

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September 2010:

Ancestry.com has added 3 databases for

London: 1. Births, 2. Deaths and 3. Marriages:

Searching ELDER, found some thousands in each database.

Database: London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

ELDER Matches 1–50 of 3,638

1. Name: Ann Elder

Estimated Birth Date: 21 Jul 1813

Father's Name: Robert Elder

Mother's Name: Louisa Elder

County: Surrey

Database: London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980

ELDER Matches 1–50 of 1,320

1. Name: John Elder

Record Type: Burial

Event Date: 20 Jan 1818

Age: 85

Estimated birth year: abt 1733

Death Date: 20 Jan 1818

Parish: St Martin In The Fields

Borough: Westminster

County: Middlesex

Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives,

Saint Martin In The Fields: Westminster,

Transcript of Burials, 1818 Jan-1818 Dec, DL/t Item, 093/023

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Database: London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

ELDER matches 1–50 of 8,357

1. Name: William Elder

Spouse Name: Eleanor Davis

Event Date: 12 Jul 1755

County: Middlesex

Borough: Tower Hamlets

Origin of the surname

More possible origins:

ELDER as a sept of Clan Mackintosh and Clan Chattan

http://www.mcintoshweb.com/clanmcintosh

ELDER in: FORFAR and ANGUS - (Lochee/Dundee)

- David ELDER, b. 1920 in Lochee - d. 1996 near London (traced to David ELDER, Forfar/Angus, Scotland c.1540)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/BlueFunnel.htm

DNA project

75 Y-DNA kits from Scotland, England, Canada and United States,

with more than 6 separate lines identified

at

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder

Examples:

ELDER Y-DNA kits #15134 & 146005 & AncestryDNA #1 (George b. 1858 IA)

Ancestors:

1. JOHN ELDER, b. 1660 Midlothian, Scotland

2. JOHN, b. 1690 Antrim Co Ireland

3. HENRY, b. 1735 Garvagh, Co Londonderry, Ireland, d. 1817 Ireland

4. MATTHEW, b. 1775 Londonderry, Ireland, d. 1861 Iowa, USA

5. HENRY (II) , b. 1817 Garvagh, Co Derry, d. 1902 Iowa, USA

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1697853&id=I77236695

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ELDER Y-DNA kit #75444

Ancestors:

ROBERT ELDER (1836-1910) Inch Island, Co. Donegal

Others immigr. to Saskatchewan, Canada

Inch Island ELDER webpage:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~inchelder/index.html

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BALLYMONEY #123709:

Ancestors of DNA participants matching 'Franklin County Pennsylvania' DNA.

Notes

at

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/WisconsinDocuments.htm

'James Gray Elder was born on the 21st of July in the year 1868, recorded in the District of Derraw, in the District of Ballymoney, County of Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Father: Joseph Dickey Elder

Mother: Margaret Ann (Gray) Elder (probably born in Edinburgh, Scotland)

'From a letter received from Rev Richard N. Gordon, minister of 2nd Kilrea Presbyterian Church:

' On the first page of the baptisms performed by Joseph Dickey'

Enclosed with the letter was the certificate for the

baptism of Joseph Dickey Elder dated January 11th 1841,

and gave the residence of his father and mother as Culmore.

The father's name was Daniel Elder and the maiden name of the mother was Mary Reed.'

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ELDER DNA Kit #155942

Ancestor:

Connection to Pittwenweem, Fife, Scotland

Notes

William Elder, b. abt 1802 Pittenweem, Fife

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/FifePittenweem.htm

ELDER Y-DNA kit #30720

1. ROBERT ELDER b. 2 Aug 1785 in SELKIRKSHIRE, Scotland (Borders)

Matches McClelland (66/67 markers)

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ELDER families of Isle of Skye and their descendants in England and elsewhere.

Nancy's research notes and links

at

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/Skye.htm

Sir George ELDER, born Killearnan near Inverness,

entered military from Isle of Skye.

Nancy's research notes

at

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/Skye4.htm

...'General Sir George Elder was born in this parish (Killearnan)

of humble but respectable parents, near the Castle of Kilcoy.

By his merits alone, he overcame all difficulties, and raised himself

to his distinguished rank and station.'

FIBIS (FAMILIES in British India Society) about inheritance of Sir George Elder, at his death, to John Elder, from Skye.

Also

'Adminstrations relating to India 1830 - 1839' - Source Repository: National Archives 1837

Date 31 Apr 1837 - ' PROB 6/213, IR 26/245' - TNA Reference PROB 6/213, IR 26/245

ELDER, GEORGE

' Sir, formerly of Waterloo Place, Middlesex, but late of Madras,

Knight Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, a Major General HM Army, bach. [d 3 Dec 1836,

to John Elder of Knock, isle of Skye, co. Inverness, Esq. the brother, Estate Duty Registers], 9000 in province, Pts'

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Tracing a later George ELDER, b. 1841, living in England

1901 Ancestry.com census

Name: George Elder

Age: 60

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841

Relation: Head

Spouse's Name: Emma A

Gender: Male

Where born: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Civil Parish: Greenwich

Ecclesiastical parish: St Alphage

County/Island: London

Country: England

Registration district: Greenwich

Sub registration district: Greenwich West

ED, institution, or vessel: 8

Household schedule number: 202

Household Members:

Name Age

George Elder 60 (in 1891 - Clergyman-Presbyterian Church )

Emma A Elder 56

George H Elder 25 (b. abt 1876 Greenwich, Kent, England)

Cathrine S Elder 22 (b. abt 1879 Greenwich, Kent, England)

William A Elder 20 (b abt 1881 Greenwich, Kent, England)

Edith G Elder 19 (b abt 1882 Greenwich, Kent, England)

Alexander H Elder 16 (b. abt 1885 Dover, Kent, England)

Helenor Wood 29 servant

Eliza A Stevenson 21 servant

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 537; Folio: 55; Page: 32.

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North of England DNA Study - 'ELDERS with an S' of Yorkshire

Eligible names include:

E

EARLAM EASTHAM EATOCK EATOUGH ECKERSALL ECKERSLEY EDDISON EDDLESTON EDELSTON EDLEY EGDELL ELDERS ELSTUB EMMOTT EMSLEY ENTWISLE ENTWISTLE ERLAM ESCREET ESCRITT ESPIN ETCHELLS EVERATT EXLEY

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Notes posted for ELDERS of Yorkshire:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/ELDERSofYorkshire.htm

'The name has become strongly established in Yorkshire, since the 12th century.'

Links

Scottish DNA chart with ELDER names

Administrator, Dr. Bruce Durie, Professor, University of Strathclyde

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/default.aspx?section=yresults

and 'Scotland DNA chart' by Kathrine Hope Borges

http://www.ourfamilyorigins.com/scotland/dna.htm

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Elder DNA Blog by Jay Elder

http://elderfamilytreednablog.blogspot.com

Elder genealogy webpage with church and cemetery photos in Ireland, by Ray Elder in Co Derry, N. Ire.

http://www.elder-mcgilligan.com

ELDER in County Antrim, N. Ire - Ballymoney:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/BallymoneyData.htm

Alexander Lang Elder in Scotland, England and Australia

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/AlexanderLangElderAustralia.htm

Elder Crest from Skye - Hand with Palm branch and Motto: Virtute Duce

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/ElderCrestForIsleofSkye.jpg

More about Elder Crests - Compiled from Elder Family Newsletter (pub 1993-1996) and elsewhere

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/ElderCrests.htm

Elder Dempster Company in Scotland, England and West Africa - Alexander Elder of Glasgow and Liverpool

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/ElderDempsterBook.htm

Photo for Cemetery marker for Ancestor of John Elder of Glasgow, in

Milnathort Churchyard, Kinross-shire, Scotland

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/cem/MilnathortCem1.htm

also:

Photo of Cemetery marker for George Elder, d. 13 Dec. 1884 Milnathort, and wife Jane,

dau Margaret, son Robert and

James Finley, died 2 April 1909, aged 64 Interred at Glasgow

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/cem/MilnathortCem3.jpg

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Revolutionary War Soldiers - ELDER Families in Pennsylvania State, USA

http://www.footnote.com/pages_all_recent/NancyElderPetersen

The William Elder of Maryland Descendants Association, Inc

http://www.williamelderofmaryland.com

Contact details

For further information, contact:

Ms Nancy Elder-Petersen
7808 NE 51st St,
Apt 139,
Vancouver,
Clark County,
Washington State
98662
USA
E-mail:
Telephone: 360-882-1039

This page last updated 9 August 2013.

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