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Elwald becoming of Redheugh and Larriston, and also Ellot.

The chieftain line, the Elwald-Ellot-Eliott of Redheugh became of Redheugh, when land was passed from Archibald 'Bell the Cat' Douglas, fifth Earl of Angus to their family squire the clan chieftain a 10th Robert Elwald to be chief. 

Angus is Archibald 'Bell the Cat' Douglas, fifth earl of Angus.

Though at the time the name was pronounce near The Hermitage Castle, as the 28th chief Arthur, father to the present chief has said 'Ellot'. 

The reason for this is because Douglas, the Earls of Angus brought what where called 'ellot', farmers which farmed 'ellot', a lot measure on it's sides with the Edinburgh, Scottish standard in line that of an 'el', between the length of a yard and a meter.

References;

Elwand

Ellot

What's an Elliott of Clan Elliot?

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