Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
|Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:45 pm Post subject: ELDER One-Name Study with Webpage in UK
|ELDER One-name study now
(type ELDER in search box, click "Profile" for webpage)
About the Elder One-Name Study:
ELDER surname occurs in most countries of the world, most often
in Scotland, England and United States.
My research in Scotland is posted on webpages with links
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
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
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. ...'
RE: DNA project
75 Y-DNA kits from Scotland, England, Canada and United States,
with more than 6 separate lines identified
Scottish DNA charts with ELDER names
Revolutionary War Soldiers - ELDER Families in Pennsylvania, USA
ELDER "ONE-NAME" page last updated 5 July 2010.
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project