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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:25 am    Post subject: Isle of Skye Reply with quote

Xerox sent to me by Ann M. MacKinnon, Curator,
Clan Donald Library & Museum of the Isles
Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland

From Book:
Maccowan, Roderick.
The men of Skye.
Glasgow, 1902.

Page 201-203.
COLIN ELDER
"Colin Elder was a worthy man. He occupied the farm of Knock, Sleat,
on a lease from Lord MacDonald, at the annual rent of upwards of L400.
His father came to Skye, and occupied the shop at Isle Ornsay, one of the
oldest commercial establishments in Skye. In the connection, the word,
"Going to Isle Ornsay to buy tea," became a proverb in the district.
On the death of his father, Colin took the farm, and, owing to his social position,
he was of great service to the Church in his day.
"We made his hospitable mansion our resting-place," says Dr. Beith,
"and not a little enjoyed the intelligent converse of a man who,
although living a most retired life, was a thorough classical scholar,
and alumnus of Marischall College, Aberdeen, and well read in all modern literature.
One of his sons is the present minister of Woolwich, of the English Presbyterian Church."....
In Sleat there were several God-fearing men.
We give the names of some of them--Donald MacClure, a godly catechist;
John MacIntosh, elder; Colonel Elder, of Knock, elder; Ewan MacDonald, Tarskavaig;
John MacKinnon, Ardavaser; John MacPherson, and Malcolm MacInnes...."

Note on Chart for John Elder, born about 1766. Married Margaret MacBean
Children: Jane, Elizabeth, Georgina, Colin, b. about 1798,
Alexander Macdonald Elder, Mary Mackinnon Elder,
John Benjamin Elder.
"This is mention in the "Inverness Journal" that indicates that Colin was most probably in Kyleakin in the 1820s.
We have found mention of him there in the 1830's.

Tourism in 2005:
See Kyleakin Bed and Breakfast:
"Head for the Skye Bridge. Take the Kyleakin exit off the roundabout at the Skye end of the bridge.
Drive into Kyleakin and turn right by the Youth Hostel. We are a short distance along after that."
http://www.isleofskye.net/ceol-na-mara

See also Sir George ELDER of
Isle of Skye
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nancyelder/ed/Skye.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:44 pm    Post subject: Living COLIN ELDER in Skye Reply with quote

Searching "ELDER" "ISLE OF SKYE"
found a living COLIN ELDER IN SKYE:

http://www.dswa.org.uk/professionals/regions/scotland.htm
Master Craftsmen
ELDER, COLIN
TEL: 01470 511752
16 Lower Milovaig,
Glendale,
Isle of Skye,
IV55 8WR
***
Showing photos of location:
Vacation Cottage at Glendale:
http://www.skyeselect.com/index.htm

Loch Pooltiel at Glendale:
http://www.skyeselect.com/pooltiel.htm

Vacation Cottage at Glendale:
http://www.scottish-holiday-cottages.co.uk/skye/mandallagh.html
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