MUDIE/MUDY - Is there a link here??
Please see my former messages posted here on this board from 2008 - Msg. #'s 9231 (scroll down to about mid page) and Msg. # 9696 and again scroll down...this is just to show Other names and info associated with our Ydna MOODY family from the Nor. Ireland areas etc.
Some of the links mentioned in these earlier postings have now been documented as linked to some of our known Ydna family lines but may not have been realized at the time of those postings by myself and others back in 2008.We do try to come back and Reply to them with Updated information, but some may have slipped through the cracks.
Anyway, This info may actually have a link here to these early MUDIE's/Mudy's in and from the Ballykelly area of Nor. Ireland.
From the Parish Registers of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (which is the very area where the Magilligan, Nor. Ireland bunch of MOODY's that we share Ydna with AND my Dad and this line of early MUDIE's/Moody's are so far; the only known/tested ones to carry the L-22/I1d-N(Norse) SNP's and Ydna etc.).Okay, from those early Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland records I have a copy of a Marriage that took place on 5 August 1662 of a William MUDIE and Nans BRYCE.
I think (Nans) is a shortened version of some other name, but can't remember what at this moment...I could be confused.Then, again in the Parish Records of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland I found the following BIRTH record - James MUDIE was born on Sept. 25, 1664 in Dunfermline to William MUDIE and Nans BRYCE.
Then from among the earliest known records of the Ballykelly Church in Nor. Ireland we found the following:
James MUDY of Ballykelly and Margaret BRIECE [sic? - BRICE/BRYCE?] in Dunboe are allowed Proclamation on March 3, 1713.In 1713 IF this was the same James MUDIE/Mudy born to William and Nans in Dunfermline, this James Mudie at this time would be about 49 years old.Meaning, it is POSSIBLE, that this James Might be and say Might be in the broadest speculative form, be related somehow to this Wm. and Nans Bryce MUDIE back in Dunfermline.
These families tended to stick together as shown from other records, and live near to each other etc.
I would like to mention that This James MUDIE can't be the son baptized in the early Ballykelly church records in Feb 1702 son of "Edwart" Mundy/Mudie/Mudy??because he would have only been 11 years old in 1713.
It also Cannot be the James MOODY son of Andrew MOODY of Ballykelly who was baptized in this same church on Nov. 12, 1699 because he would only have been 14 years old in 1713.
So, who was this early James MUDIE that married Margaret Briece/Brice/Bryce?Could he have come over from the Dunfermline, Fife area of Scotland as is noted in the Abraham James Hopkins MOODY documentation, stating that their family came from that area of Scotland before being in the Magilligan area of Co. L'derry, N. Ire.?
I don't know, no one seems to know anymore about this line.However, I am only posting this here so that if somewhere down the road in the years ahead someone does find a link it will be posted to hopefully help them out.