A Memoir of John Elder, Engineer and Ship-Builder
|Author(s):||William John Macquorn Rankine|
|Category:||Transportation and Vehicles|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1871|
|Number of pages:||104|
The earliest accounts of the family of Elder show it to have flourished in the county of Kinross, in the east of Scotland, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The leading branch of the family seems to have been that which possessed the estate of Arlarie, near the town of Milnathort. There are on record the names of two John Elders of Balbughtie, cadets of the family of Arlarie, one of whom lived in the sixteenth, and the other in the seventeenth century, both forefathers of the subject of this Memoir.