Gavin (sometimes called Gawin) of Grange, is the ancestor of the family of Midlem Mill, and also of the Elliots of Minto. He is recorded in 1643 in possession of Midlem Mill, Prieston in Bowden Parish and part of Grange in Ancrum Parish. The Elliot farm was 20 acres.
Gavin Ellliot was the fourth son of Gilbert Elliot of Stobs. He was born at Stobs in 1625, the year that Charles 1st became King. 
He was on the Committee of War for Roxburghshire in 1648, and on record in 1663 as a Justice of the Peace for Roxburghshire.
He was living at Grange, in the Parish of Hounam in south east Roxburghshire, when he married Mary Bennett in 1644 in Jedburgh, though she died soon after, in 1645, leaving no children.
On September 15, 1646, in Pebbles Parish, Peeblesshire; Gavin Elliot married Margaret (Mary) Hay;daughter of Andrew Hay of Haystoun in Peebles. Margaret Hay was born in 1625 in Peebles and died after 1700 at Midlem Mill, Roxburghshireneed citation
The children of Gavin Elliot and Margaret Hay were: (Family 753f)
NOTE : these early generations are uncertain, for lack of documentary evidence, records having been lost in a fire at Stobs in 1712, the exact connection between the Eliotts of Stobs and the Elliots of Minto may never be properly verified. Note the change in spelling between these two families.
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