Elvis touched people all over the globe, we thought it was because of his music, but now it seems it is because he is related to a lot of people all around the world. The latest "family" is discovered in a tiny village in northeast Scotland.
The city is all shook up over claims that it is the ancestoral home of Elvis Presley. There is not a chipshop nor cheeseburger to be found in the hamlet of Lonmay in Aberdeenshire, but a Scottish author has found evidence that Elvis' great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was married in the village nearly 300 years ago.
Now the small community hopes it will be placed on the tourist map, with notoriously obsessive Elvis fans paying homage to roots of the King of rock n' roll. Parish records show that eight generations before Elvis was born in 1935, his ancestor Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay on August 27, 1713. Their son, also called Andrew became a blacksmith and was the first Presley to leave Scotland for America.
Villagers in Lonmay expressed suprise that their sleepy hamlet, which has one hotel, but no shop, post-office,cafe or school, such be linked with such a legendary figure as Elvis Presley.
Source: Email / Updated: Mar 23, 2004