Elvis No Scot

Elvis Presley's family heritage is getting people all shook up in north-east Scotland, as fans across the world prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Although the singer's distant Scottish heritage is generally accepted, 91-year-old Jack Presley, from Fraserburgh, north of Aberdeen, believes genealogists have got it wrong. Officially, the entertainer descended from emigre blacksmith Andrew Presley, the 10th son of Andrew Presley and Elspeth Leg, who married in the tiny village of Lonmay, Aberdeenshire, on August 27, 1713. But Pressley - who is a relative of the Scotland and Celtic footballer Steven - says that is not true. "They've got the wrong Andrew. It was a nephew of the Andrew that got married in Lonmay who went to America," he told the Independent on Sunday newspaper. Scottish author Allan Morrison, who wrote about Elvis's Scottish link in a 2004 book The Presley Prophecy, disagreed.
Source: Various / Updated: Aug 13, 2007 
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stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2007report abuse
I have a marriage certificate copy sent from Scotland to my request that shows the chapel and all the signitures; but I am sceptical; like all the world wants to be ansestors of the Persleys; the wildest I have heard so far was "Preslawska" from Poland; and here in Germany a wine company carries the name Pressler and also say that they are the Presley`s ansestors. But in the end, it don`t matter anyways: the Presley we love is unique and noone cares where he sprang from; important is that he was born. And given birth my Gladys Love Presley Smith. he Smith`s trace is pretty good to research.
Jerry 79 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2007report abuse
Does it change anything? Who cares...
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2007report abuse
"the 10th son of Andrew Presley and Elspeth Leg"? Poor woman, no wonder she's named Leg, they stood wide open all the time..
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2007report abuse
well I always thought it couldn't have been that Andrew, but his nephew... But wasn't his nephew also Scottish or was he Finnish or Italian?
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2007report abuse
I want the DNA proof !!!

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