Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
|Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:07 pm Post subject: Raploch Stirling- to New Zealand #186967 - matches MAINE
|Origins of Ancestors for ELDER DNA kit #186967 ordered 8/4/2010.
Sent to New Zealand.
REF Book: "David Elder's Descendants" (in New Zealand)
by Katherine Smith, 2009
Of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland -- wife Hannah Jamieson b. abt 1767
Found in Rootschat, "Old Raploch Farm, Stirling"
THOMAS ELDER Christening: 19 DEC 1779 Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
Parents: Father: THOMAS ELDER Mother: ALEXANDRINA WALKINSHAW
From Rootsweb Chat:
..."Intriguingly a David Elder died at Raploch Farm in 1862: fishery officer at Island of Westray, Orkney; then at Helmsdale, and lately resided at Raploch, spouse of Janet Robertson or Elder.
"Davids family later emigrated to new Zealand or there abouts. My theory is that he must have been related to the "Raploch Elders", why would he be visiting them otherwise? He and his family were planning to emigrate at the time and I think he went to say farewell."
..."I've found David's birth, he was born 26/11/1794 in Linlithgow as the son of David Elder and Hannah Jamieson. I've checked their other offspring but there's no Thomas amongst them."
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project