Hi there Aberdonian, It seems we are related, Robert Sneith Ellington and James Bryce Ellington are my grand uncles too. My grandmother was Ellen Louisa Ellington. She married Alexander Harris Russell and my mother was Mary Wetherly Annison Russell. My father was George McKay who served on HMS Forth and was based in Malta during the Suez crisis. I'd be interested to know which of the Ellingtons you are descended from?