How can I confirm parentage of James Scott & Elizabeth Elliot (m.1820?) Burnfoot, Ewes?
Elizabeth Elliot may have been the illegitimate daughter 4th Earl Minto. She is my great-great-great grandmother.
Major Alexander Gilbert Barry may have been a member of the same Minto family. He had a number of illegitimate children. Reported in MSS 11133 - 6 "Letters and papers of and concerning the illegitimate children of the 1st Earl, chiefly Major Alexander Gilbert Barry, 1797 - 1824." Held in the National Library of Scotland.
How can I trace the marriage of Elizabeth Elliot & Alexander Scott, Burnfoot, Ewes? Their children are recorded in an Old Parish Register in Scotland 7066239 CE. Dated 6 August 1828. Oral tradition links Elizabeth to Fatlips Castle.