Categories: Clan Elliot.
||Robert (Elliot) Ellot 15th Chief is a member of Clan Elliot.|
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Redheugh or Reidheugh is a farm in Liddesdale, beside a small loch created by damming the Rede Burn, between Hermitage and Newcastleton. There is an Elliot clan museum there. It is the site of the first of a string of defensive peel towers in the valley. 
1562-64 - Robert Ellot the 15th, Chief, Captain of Hermitage Castle and Deputy Keeper of Liddesdale. Married to Jean Scott, sister of Buccleuch.
Robert of Reidheugh was the 15th Laird, a son of Robert the 14th Laird whom he succeeded in 1562 according to the clan list.  Robert died in 1564 when he was succeeded by Robert Ellot the 16th Laird.
The Laird of Redheugh was usually appointed as Captain of Hermitage Castle in Liddesdale. In 1563 Robert Ellot was appointed Deputy Keeper of Hermitage Castle and Deputy Keeper of Liddesdale. The Hepburns of Bothwell were keepers and lords of The Hermitage. James Hepburn, 1st Duke of Orkney and 4th Earl of Bothwell, was often in trouble at court and in 1562 was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle. He escaped and went to Hermitage Castle, determined to make his mark by cleaning to the troublesome border reivers.  In the summer of 1566, hearing that John Elliot of Park was out, Bothwell went after him, caught up with him on horseback, and shot hm out of his saddle. Bothwell dismounted, and bending over the wounded reiver, was surprised by John Elliot who, suddenly came to life, wounded Bothwell severely. Bothwell's men carried him home to Hermitage castle, only to find that the prisoners there had broken out and taken over the castle. Bothwell was refused permission to enter until he had come to terms with them. The reivers had turned the tables on him. (Wha daur meddle wi' me? This story is told in the Border ballad Little Jock Elliot) Mary Queen of Scotts visited the wounded Bothwell at the Hermitage. A year later, the Queen and Bothwell were married.
Robert Ellot married Jean Scott, sister of Scott of Buccleuch, around 1550 (and after his death in 1564, she married Gavin Eliott of Stobs).
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On 5 Apr 2016 at 11:15 GMT Valerie Willis wrote:
note : birthdate given here too early for a marriage c. 1550 & to be Captain of a castle garrison in 1563 (aged 17 years?)
Don't fuss over names "Elliot" or "Eliott" both should be "Ellot" anyway but people searching would expect to see Elliot the name Eliott belongs to later descendants
On 1 Apr 2016 at 23:17 GMT Valerie Willis wrote:
Robert is 30 degrees from Aaron Copland, 20 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 19 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.