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Meaning of "Elder" on gravestone in St.Andrew's Williamstown

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Re: Meaning of "Elder" on gravestone in St.Andrew's Williamstown

Posted: 1366312224000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonnell
Anne, Jay and I had discussed the name Rory/ Roy offline. It does come from the Gaelic for "red," so maybe it's not significant in this case. But I was thinking that maybe it became a handed-down family name a generation or two later.

I was looking at the Ancestry trees (for what they are worth) and there was apparently a Roderick/Rory McDonnell in Glengarry b. 1740 with a dtr named Anne, but according to those trees, this Anne married an O'Brien. Can't put much stock in that, I know.
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