The Pen (La Pluma) is greater than The Sword. The Elwand (Scottish measuring wand/rod) is greater than The Pen therefore The Elwand is greater than the The Sword.
It should be noted; Arthur Eliott calls it a baton, but he also states that six ells makes eighteen feet which does not differentiate an Scottish ell from and English Imperial yard. An Imperial rod/pole is said to be five and a half yards or sixteen and a half feet, where the half is included in the definition of the yard/rod.
Since Arthur Eliott did not recognize the ell as in Imperial measurement as being eighteen and a half feet differentiating a Scottish ell from an Imperial yard, he was leaning towards English, method of measuring.
On the Redheugh shield is an elwand, and name which was used for the Elwald when elwand where used for measurement previous to the Union of the Crowns.
The reason I write is for the father’s father, and with the realization the father’s father were ruled by number measurement (the elwand), am also ruled by the elwand, one previous to The Union referred to as an elwandis.
Finding that today’s Scotland seems like they can not accept the concept of the origins of the Ellot/Elliot of the borders from originating from outside Scotland.
Distribution mapping based on 1891 census, are indicative, the the distribution of the Elliot, Ker, and Scot follow the area of Northumbria, where the northern tip was in the region of Lothia.
This is to say that the origins of the Elwald which became Ellot then like the “English” Ellot, inserted an “i” ca 1650 to become Elliot.
It should be noted that the Horseleyhill (Larriston/Redheugh) Ellot, likely inserted an “i” before the greatest bulk of the Ellot did ca 1650. This happen previous to the ca 1320 Abroath border.
Today’s Scotland has claimed Elliot as their own name. It became their name by adopting a variation of the William of Eliot name Elliot.
By not recognizing the the reiver of the border, where Ellot, covers of the origins of the Scottish Elliot, in the way they dominate a name which progress from the very south and thinking it is their own. The Scottish Elliot in adopting the “i”, after 1650 became a part of England.
It is noted that people which moved on to the plantations, like that of New Spain in northern New Mexico, USA , may have retained the old culture of Spain, like farmers in Mt Ayr, Iowa, may have maintain old Scotland in some ways more than Scotland has, left with people who gave loyalty to England.
A reiver may be difficult to recognize because to some they are an illusion, and at least I have an illusion of the Cowie of Goranberry, to keep me company, in hopes there will be no mills on Hermitage Hill, so the Cowie can return to Scotland.
Mark Elliott 10/07/2013