The Lordship of Liddesdale had been imprisoned for life and had his land forfeited for treasonous acts against King Robert the Bruce.
It is believed that Robert the Bruce King of Scots wanted a clan that he could trust and who had proved their loyalty in the forefront of his defensive line. He had asked the Elliot's to move south to perform just such a task. The Elliot clan had willingly accepted his offer and so the new Elliot clan started over again. It is known from ancient records that the clan Elliot of Redheuch were living in that area in the early fourteenth century. Another Elliot recorded is John Elwade from Teviotdale who was recorded in the year 1426. The union of the Crowns in 1603 really put an end to the border reivers; there was very hard discipline and hard sentencing on any wrong doers. Many of the reivers were persuaded to leave for a new life in the province of Ulster in Northern Ireland . This period was know as the ‘ Plantation ' time because of the families and clans being uprooted from their native soil and transported to other lands.
They produced many branches, such as those of Larriston, Braidlie, Horsliehill, Arkleton and Stobs.
John Elliot M.D. was physician to George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) and was created a Baronet in 1778, and died unmarried in 1786. Another member of the family, General George Augustus Eliot, successfully defended Gibraltar against French and Spanish troops between 1779 and 1783. Gilbert Elliot, Governor-General of India, was created Earl of Minto in 1813 and acted as a go-between during discussions that took place in 1799 between Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Duke of York and Cardinal of Frascati, Prince Charles Edward's brother, and George III.
The Elliot family reclaimed their family home in Redheuch in the year 1932, the tenth baron settling there until his death in 1958.