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Re: Still Searching For - a copy of The Mudies of Angus by Sir Francis MUDIE....
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****1156) Date: August 02, 2009 at 07:27:18
In Reply to: Re: Still Searching For - a copy of The Mudies of Angus by Sir Francis MUDIE.... by chris nilsen of 878

Thank you very much Chris for this information and for the time you spent doing this look-up and posting. This book seems to mimic The Moodie Book of 1906 by the "Marquis"..., and much of this info I already have.

As I said in my previous postings, our Moody line is not of English origins, regardless of its spelling and the spelling of the name as MUDIE has been found spelled as Moody-Moodie-Mudy etc. in numerous old records I've observed.
There was even a record of a Patrick MUDIE in Northern Ireland but then later his last name was seen spelled as MOODY too. A John MOODIE was also found spelled that way in early Nor. Ireland records but then later the name just seems to have been spelled as MOODY all over Ireland so I think it just depended on who was recording the records at the time.

We are 99% certain our Moody's (most likely spelled as MOODIE at one time early on, but I am still not dicounting the fact that it could also have been MUDIE as we share a lot in common with those of the Arbroath area), that our Moody's came out of Scotland.
Its a very long detailed story and I've posted a zillion posts to the Moody board here of my findings and how due to the Ydna test results it has helped us to determine that our Moody's came out of Scotland in more ways than one.
At least I am 99% certain my particular branch did.
I share very close Ydna results with the CHISOLM's/Chisholm's and McNEILL's, both of whose earliest ancestors came from Scotland.

The Chisolm line (genealogy) claims their earliest known ancestors came from Norway to Orkney, you know The MOODIE Book claims the exact same thing and it is my feeling that these two families, at least the branch of my Moody family and the branch that all of these Chisolm's came from, most likely did come from the Same Ancestor somewhere waaaay back in time - pre-11th century before surnames were being handed out.
The fact that both families claim to have the same origins and then our Ydna results Proves It, to me speaks volumes.

I do not know my James Moody's occupation as I only have his Marriage record and Rev. War enlistment information.
Where he came from, was born, died, lived, I have no idea.
He died sometime between late 1779 and Sept. 4, 1785 and that is all I know of him. I have searched for Years all over New England, Canada and the South for him and so far have found nothing. I've hired professional genealogists, made dozens of phone calls for Vital records, military records, cemetery records etc. and nothing on him has ever shown up. He just disappears. If his wife Elizabeth remarried after he died, there is no record found to support that nor any death record for her as well.
Its as if their records have been expunged from existence for some reason or another.

Anyway, I thank you again so much for your kindness to look-up the info in your book. I just wanted to try to eliminate the info from this book as another possibility for my James.
Take care.

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