Clan Elliot Badge, Scottish Clan Elliot, Border Reiver Clan

Clan Elliot Badge, Scottish Clan Elliot, Border Reiver Clan

SKU: CLAN0094

Clan Elliot is a Border Reiver Scottish clan. The name Eliott is believed to derive from the village of Eliot in Angus although the Old English form of Elwold also appears in Scotland. Little is known of the early history of Clan Eliott because few records survive. This could be because the Eliott’s Castle Stobs was burned down in 1712.

Robert Ellot, the thirteenth chief was killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The Eliotts supported Scott of Buccleuch at the Battle of Melrose in 1526. However, in 1565 a deadly feud arose between the Ellots and their neighbours, the Clan Scott. Scott of Buccleuch executed four Ellots for the minor crime of cattle rustling. In response three hundred Ellots rode to avenge the fate of their kinsmen. During the battle losses on both sides were heavy but eventually the two clans came to terms with each other.

The use of the letter "i" in the Ellot surname was introduced in about 1650.

All Elliots and bearers of variant names of Breton origin, first arrived in England as participants in the Norman Conquest of 1066 and they left behind the ancestors of the many Elliots living in Brittany today. DNA sampling has revealed that nearly forty per cent of Elliots (all spellings) tested, are of Celtic-Brittonic origin (as opposed to Celtic-Gaelic).

Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.

  • Production Process

    Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.

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