Just another thought on this group of very early MODI's/Mudie's/Moodie's/Moody's from the Dundee area of Scotland, back in about 2001 I purchased a book from the author of a book entitled Mudie's of Dundee. The author has since passed on but he was a very nice man and I feel very priveledged to have a copy of this nice book of his. It is copyrighted so I cannot quote from it, but I find it interesting that his line also includes a Thomas MUDIE who was a Provost in the Dundee area of Scotland. His family line also had connections to a Scandinavian family line of which he shows a bit of the linkage in this book along with some nice photo's of their meeting. However it does appear that his family line may go all the way back to a Robert MUDIE who was an early Protestant before 1570. This particular lineage line includes the names of Henry, James, John, Robert, Thomas, Alexander, Andrew, Adam, Edward etc.These names can also be found in some of the earliest records of Nor. Ireland as well, AND our surname in those old records was pre-1700 spelled in the old Scottish way of MUDIE.
From another source found online there was also a Joen Jacobssen (John Jamieson) MUDIE who was a weaver from Kirkwall, Orkney who was a burgess in Bergen, Norway in 1654!! It is my belief that somehow someway we too link to these early MUDIE/Moodie lines and that under the influence of the English, our surname while we were inhabiting Nor. Ireland became spelled as it is today as MOODY. I just wanted to add this bit more of info because I think it might be important someday. If we could only get more of the Scottish MUDIE's/MOODIE's to do the ydna test we might eventually find our missing branch of the tree.