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James V hung James Elwald as a traitor and Gilnockie and all his gallant company as traitors.

Do not think much of James V, he had a James Elwald which feel is one of my relatives hung. Of course today people call him James Elliot, and Douglas historians accuse him of killing a Cessford, likely I feel because the Douglas at this period of time where loosing power to the Bauld Buccleuch and the Ker of Cessford. 

James V also had Gilnockie hung which included his gallant company and among the  Eliot (ie Ellot Elwald).

It is felt that James Elwald (ie Elliott) was used as a pawn for killing Cessford, and accelerating a feud between Buccleuch Scott and the Cessford Ker. One may want to bring question since the Douglas where loosing power at time whether they may had something to do with it.

It is and honor to be a traitor to such as disreputable king as James V. 

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Comment by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 27, 2018 at 6:32

The terrain and the year of the Scots Dyke 1552, tells me that am likely correct about Kynmont to Kinmont to Kinmount;

Kinmount a mount in a saddle south of Bentpath, is where the name originated as a fort. These people moved down the Est to the Liddel on the Scottish side and built a Tower Called Kinmont. A William moved from this tower after the Scots Dyke was place in 1552 and built a Tower near the parish church of Morton on the other east side of the Sark. After the parish church moved to Thorhill, near the concentration of the parish which acquired the surname Morton, the Kinmont's Morton toward acquire the name Tower of Sark, it is at this tower which he lived when he was rescued from Carlisle Castle in 1596 by the Bauld Buccleuch. Now Buccleuch, and a Scottish Company of Muirhall Energy, with strong support of a government, in the despotic manner of James V, want to place a Hopsrig Wind Farm next to Kinmount, mounted in a saddle south of Bentpath, Scotland.

The images are the mapping of the situation. Muirhall Energy Ltd wants to place a wind farm near The Hermitage Castle and my ancestral lands of Gorrenberry.   The douglas brought not my family the Elwald but people called "ellot" down from Angus to soldier The Hermitage Castle when they were overseeing it. The borders were a self govern land, of Armstrong, Graham, and Elliott, of both sides. Though known for fighting it is a realization we intermarried and were families, and maybe made it look like we were fighting. 

Comment by William Douglas on December 27, 2018 at 0:09

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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