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Eleanora Elliot (1719 - 1797)

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Eleanora Elliot
Born in Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
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Wife of — married in Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Mar 2016
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Major John Rutherfurd of Edgerston - By his marriage at Edinburgh November 27, 1737 to Eleanor (d. November 1797 at Edinburgh; GM) daughter of Sir Gilbert Eliot of Minto, Lord of Session, and Helen daughter of Sir John Stuart of Allanbank, Bart.. He had issue, mostly born in New York. [The Rutherfords in Britain: a history and guide by Kenneth Rutherford Davis page 45]

Major Sir John Rutherfurd of the 4th Battalion of the 60th Royal American Regiment was killed in the battle for Ticonderoga 8th July 1758.

Children - "three sons and five daughters

1. John Rutherfurd of Edgerston b 1748 who married in 1787 Mary Ann Leslie the daughter of Maj-Gen Alexander Leslie.

2.Robert Rutherfurd - in the Madras Civil Service - no children.

3.Archibald Rutherfurd - no children.

4.Eleanor Rutherfurd who never married.

5.Elizabeth Rutherfurd who married Andrew Sinclair of Hermandston.

6.Susanna Rutherfurd who died young.

7. Jane Rutherfurd who married William Oliver of Dinlabyre and whose son William inherited Edgerston and became William Oliver-Rutherfurd.


  • "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 March 2015), Gilbert Sir Elliot in entry for John Rutherford and Eleonora Elliot, 27 Nov 1737; citing Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,066,689.
  • The Rutherfords in Britain: a history and guide by Kenneth Rutherford Davis page 45

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