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From: MIGUEL MINTZER-ELDER in Argentina
>Some references of General Sir George Elder                      Sir George Elder -Isle of Skye
at
http://www.archive.org/stream/ordnancegazettee04groo/ordnancegazettee04groo_djvu.txt

Text was scanned, location first written EILLEARNAN,                   Cemetery photos in Ross & Cromarty
then found KILLEARNAN spelling.
...
>KILLEARNAN..., a parish of SE Ross-shire, whose church
stands on the northern shore of the Beauly Firth, ...
 E by S of Muir of Ord station, and ...WNW (via
Kessock Ferry) of Inverness, under which there is a
post office of Killearnan.
...
>"General Mackenzie Fraser and General Sir George Elder
were natives."

>Kilcoy and Redcastle, both noticed
separately, are the chief estates ; and 2 proprietors hold
each an annual value of between £2500 and £3540.
Killearnan is in the presbytery of Chanonry and synod
of Ross ; the living is worth £250. The parish church
is a cruciform structure of the 18th century, contain-
ing 570 sittings. There is also a Free church ; and a
public school, with accommodation for 180 children, had
(1881) an average attendance of 58, and agrant of £63, 9s.
Valuation (1882) £6337, lis. lOd. Pop. (1801) 1131,
(1841) 1643, (1861) 1494, (1871) 1272, (1881) 1059, of
whom 558 were Gaelic-speaking. Ord. Sur. ,sh. 83, 1881.

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Killearnan, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
From FamilySearch Wiki
Parish  # 68
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Killearnan,_Ross_&_Cromarty,_Scotland
..."General Sir George Elder was born in this parish, of humble but respectable parents,
near the Castle of Kilcoy.
By his merits alone, he overcame all difficulties, and raised himself
to his distinguished rank and station."

Go north from Inverness across  Beauly Firth on KESSOCK BRIDGE - photos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessock_Bridge

Inverness to Kilcoy (Distance: 9.27 miles, about 17 mins) - click OS enlarged map for Kilcoy Castle
http://www.multimap.com/s/Dnj9nEjc

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>Searched Google.com for KILLEARNAN
found a booklet about KILLEARNAN listed:
at
http://website.lineone.net/~davghalgh/blackisle.html

>...PARISH INFORMATION -  KILLEARNAN
... A booklet "Killearnan: the story of the parish" was written by
Margaret Oag in 1966 and has recently (1998)
been reprinted with additions by her daughter.
The Free Church is now located at Fettes crossroads on the main road from
Muir of Ord to Tore

Search U.S. Libraries (OCLC Worldcat) for KILLEARNAN
found:
"Monumental inscriptions : Killearnan Churchyard,
near Redcastle on the Black Isle"
by Alexander Gillies;  John Durham;  Beryl Durham;
Highland Family History Society.
Publisher:    [Scotland] : Highland Family History Society, ©1995.
Editions:    3 Editions
OCLC:    35017263
Related Subjects:
Sepulchral monuments -- Scotland -- Killearnan.
Inscriptions -- Scotland -- Killearnan.
Killearnan (Scotland) -- Genealogy.

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1841 Census - Ross and Cromarty (Ancestry.com)
Name:   Widow Elder
Age:     80
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1761
Gender:     Female
Where born: Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Civil Parish:  Resolis
County:     Ross and Cromarty
Address:     Agneshill
Occupation:     F S
Parish Number:     79
Household Members:
Name     Age
Isabel Elder           50
Margaret A Ada   40
Widow  Elder       80
Source Citation: Parish: Resolis; ED: 3; Page:  17;
Line: 1520; Roll: CSSCT1841_11-0035; Year: 1841.

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1841 Census - ROSS AND CROMARTY
Name:  James Elder
Age:     60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Gender:     Male
Where born:     Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Civil Parish:     Kilmuir Easter
County:     Ross and Cromarty
Address:     Craighow
Occupation:     Farmer
Parish Number:     73
Household Members:
Name     Age
James Stewart   44
Alex Stewart     18
Margt Stewart   16
James Elder       60
Janet Elder        55
James Elder      25
Alexr Elder       22
John Elder       15
Janet Elder      20
Ann McKay     15
Source Citation: Parish: Kilmuir Easter; ED: 7;
Page:  4; Line: 470; Roll: CSSCT1841_10-0219; Year: 1841.
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1841 Census - ROSS AND CROMARTY
Name:      Robert Elder
Age:     70
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1771
Gender:     Male
Where born:     Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Civil Parish:     Kilmuir Easter
County:     Ross and Cromarty
Address:     Craighow
Occupation:     Farmer
Parish Number:     73
Household Members:
Name     Age
Robert Elder       70
Elizabeth Elder  70
Margaret Elder   30
Georges Elder     25
Mary Elder         20
Robert Elder      10
David Elder         8
Aurther McRae   20
Lewes Pack          18
Mary McDonald  12
Source Citation: Parish: Kilmuir Easter; ED: 7;
Page:  3; Line: 1040; Roll: CSSCT1841_10-0219; Year: 1841.

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Searching for more about:  KILMUIR EASTER
found Gazeteer
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/gaztext_page.jsp?u_id=10069695&c_id=10107260

  "Kilmuir Easter was a parish in the county of Ross and Cromarty, in Scotland.
It was created in 1845 and abolished in 1975. It was part of Easter Ross."

KILMUIR EASTER - old map
at
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/bound_map_page.jsp?first=true&u_id=10069695&c_id=10107260

Descriptions:
Kilmuir-Easter, par., NE. Ross and Cromarty, on Nigg Bay, Cromarty Firth, 10,999 ac., pop. 1146;
the church is 1 mile NE. of Delny sta. and 1 mile SW. of Kildary sta.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

These entries from our Descriptive Gazetteer are for places within the unit:

Milntown (or Milton of New Tarbat), vil., Kilmuir Easter par., Ross and Cromarty,
near Kildary ry. sta.; has several annual fairs.

Tullich.-- school, Kilmuir Easter par., Ross and Cromarty.

Kildary, hamlet with ry. sta., Kilmuir-Easter par., E. Ross and Cromarty,
on river Balnagown, 51/4. miles NE. of Invergordon; in vicinity is K. House, seat.

Rhives, seat, Kilmuir Easter par., Ross and Cromarty, near Delny ry. sta.

Parkhill, vil., Kilmuir Easter par., E. Ross and Cromarty, near Kildary ry. sta.; P.O., T.O.

Tarbat House, seat, Kilmuir Easter par., Ross and Cromarty, on Cromarty Firth, near Kildary ry. sta.

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Also found an entry for ELDER in KILMOUR EASTER
on my own SUTHERLAND webpage notes:
linked to query on Rootsweb board - includes connection to FIFE.
at
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/rw/localities.britisles.scotland.sut.general/441

  Author: Kay Sturgeon
Date: 10 Apr 2000 12:00 PM GMT
  Surnames: ELDER
  Classification: Query
"Hugh Russell ELDER b 04 Sep 1832 Clyne SUTHERLAND
to Andrew ELDER and Catherine MCKENZIE.
He was the 8th child to this couple but the only one to be born in SUTHERLAND.
Siblings Andrew, Christina, Margaret Scott, Jean born Kiltearn  ROSS,
William Mackenzie b Kilmuir Easter and twins Colin and Robert born Drakies INV.
Father Andrew b 1796 Cupar FIFE was a grieve at "Balcony"
when marrying in 1820 Kilmuir Easter ROSS a Catherine MCKENZIE of Terrain.

1871 census (Ross and Cromarty)
Name:   Andrew Elder
Age:  76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1795
Relationship:  Father-in-law
Gender:  Male
Where born:  Anstruther, Fife
Registration Number:  59
Registration district:  Avoch
Civil Parish:  Avoch
County:  Ross and Cromarty
Address:  Newton Cottage
Occupation:  Scholar
ED:  5
Household schedule number:  11
Line:  13
Roll:  CSSCT1871_11
Household Members:
Name  Age
John McDonald         64
Jane McDonald         45
Roserick McDonald  21
John McDonald        18
Robert McDonald     13
William McDonald  11
Andrew Elder            76
Source Citation: Parish: Avoch; ED: 5;
Page:  2; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1871_11; Year: 1871.

MAP - INVERNESS TO INVERGORDON (near old town of KILMUIR EASTER)
Total Est. Time:  33 Minutes
Total Est. Distance:  24 Miles

ELDER names in 2009 Phone book for INVERGORDON and ALNESS

Photo of the town of ALNESS - map shows INVERGORDON nearby
at
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/alness/alness/index.html

  "ALNESS is an attractive town that lies close to the north shore of the Cromarty Firth.
The main A9 used to run through ALNESS as it followed the east coast north of Inverness,
but the town was bypassed at around the same time as the new crossing of the Cromarty Firth was built,
seven miles to the south west, in 1979..."

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