I am still trying to locate a copy of a book that was published in 1959 although I don't believe this is a copyrighted book (could be wrong on that), entitled "The Mudies of Angus" by Sir Francis Mudie and Commander Ian M. N. Mudie. I don't believe this is a very large book, somewhere under 200 pgs. in length I believe.
I have searched everywhere for a copy of this book and cannot find it. The libraries in my area do not have it.
I cannot find it online anywhere so am hoping that perhaps someone out there might have a copy and be able to answer a few questions for me or let me know where I might obtain a copy of this book for myself. I am quite certain this is my family. Family tradition has it that these Mudie's (Moodie's) descended from the Norse who came to Scotland during the Viking times of rule there (most northern areas of Scotland including the Orkney Isles).
From Ydna test results our group of 10 Moody's (so far tested) are the only ones showing a proven Norse line.
Our family trees also contain many of the Other Surnames associated with these Mudie's/Moodie's from this northeastern areas of Scotland and Orkney. Some of our ydna Moody ancestors left Scotland for Nor. Ireland and came to Nor. America via Ireland. Others must have come directly from Scotland to the Southern states of America...i.e., SC, VA etc. Others may have been some of those banished to the America's that ended up in places like Barbados, Jamaica and Nevis who later appear in SC and other areas of the U.S. and Canada.
Our branches of the Moody's (no doubt once spelled Mudie or Moodie but changed to the more popular English spelling of Moody at some point), not only married into these other common surnames associated with the Mudie's/Moodie's of Northeastern Scotland, but also share partial Ydna with many of these same names, which to me is a clear indication of just how long our families have been intermingled and connected and 'clanning' around with one another.
Out of the numerously ydna tested Moody's who hail from the well documented lines of England, we have not shared any Ydna with them nor had any ydna matches to them. The only other place in Europe where the name of Moody/Moodie/Mudie is found as commonly as in England is Scotland and this is the country where we share the most in common with other Scots from there. Moody of any spelling is not native to Ireland so that rules that possibility out.
It may be found there as a form of O'Mudaigh or something like that, but its still not a native name to Ireland.
So, I am desperately trying to find a copy of this book because I believe these Mudie's/Moodie's to whom they connect etc., are part of my own family tree.
Thank You for anything at all.
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