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Anders (Andrew) Mowat, of Hugoland

Nicknames: "Anders Mowatt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Northmavine, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Mowatt and Barbara Sinclair "Lady Ruffenshall"
Husband of Ursula Mowatt; Ursula Mowat; Karen Axelsdatter Güntersberg and Elsa Christoffersdtr Tronds Rustung
Father of John Mowat, of Ollaberry; Bartholomew Mowat, of Collafirth; Gilbert Andersson Mowat (til Gurisfurdt; Ursula Andersdatter Mowat; Patrick Andersson Mowat and 7 others
Half brother of Barbara Mowat; Agnes Mowat; Patrick Mowat and Magnus Mowatt

Occupation: Sjøoffiser, godseier, Underfoud in Northmavine in 1589., Andrew (Anders) Lord of Hugoland Mowat
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About Anders (Andrew) Mowat, of Hugoland

Wrong information

He could not have lived on Hovland, it was his son Axel who bought Hovland, Andrew was called of Hugoland (In Shetland!), Hugoland came to Andrew from his first wife Ursula.

About him

Andrew Mowat, of Assetter, of Hugoland (both in Northmavine, Shetland). Probably born around 1535. Underfoud in Northmavine in 1589 (or perhaps it was his son John).11 Died 1610/11.

Married 1st before 25 September 1558 Ursula Tulloch, daughter of William Tulloch of Skea and probably Barbara Thomasdaughter. Ursula died before 1587.

Married 2nd shortly after 1587 Else Tronds, daughter of the Norwegian admiral Christoffer Trondsen and Karen Knutsdaughter Schanke.

After his second marriage he stayed in Norway in periods. The first years he stayed in Gjersvik (Tysnes, Norway), later at Hovland (also in Tysnes). But he always named himself "of Hugoland", even when he stayed in Norway.

Children by Ursula Tulloch:

1.John

2. Malcolm

3. Patrick

4. Gilbert, ancestor of the Garth family.

5. James of Ure, of Burrafirth. Most likely born after 1577.Married Agnes Pitcairn, daughter of Mr James Pitcairn, minister of Northmaven.

Son:

a. Gilbert, client of James Mowat in Paris. Married Margaret Forbes. He was a secretary to the Earl of Middleton and later to George, Marquis of Huntly from Whit 1662 to Whit 1663. Margaret died around 1714. She then lived in Canongate.

6. Possibly: Barbara, married Edward Sinclair of Scalloway.

7. Possibly: Catherine, married John Neven of Scousburgh, and was probably mother to his son Ninian. She died after 1610.

Children by Else Tronds:

8. Axel, of Hovland (in Tysnes, Norway).22 Born 1592. He was already in 1628 a captain in the Danish-Norwegian navy. In 1631 he became vice-admiral. Because of illness he had to leave the navy. The rest of his life he lived at Hovland and became on of the greatest Norwegian landowners. His lands later was converted into the barony of Rosendal - the only Norwegian barony ever. He married around 1625 Karen Bildt, daughter of Knut Bildt of Morland and Lungegård and Sidsel Brun. Axel died 27. January 1661. His wife died 1662 in Bergen. They are buried in the burial chapel by the church in Rosendal.

Children:

a. Axel. Naval officer. He was killed in a duel with his relative Lauritz Galtung of Torsnes in 1643.

b. Karen Mowat. Born around 1630. She married around 1658 Ludvig Rosenkrantz, later baron of Rosendal, and had issue, now extinct. Karen died in 1675 in Christiania (now Oslo).

Natural son by Margrethe Eriksdaughter (daughter of Erik Jonsson of Brandvik and Susanne Pedersdaughter):

c. Anders Axelsen Helvik, ancestor of the Helvik-family.

9. Christoffer. Danish-Norwegian naval officer. He died 1628.

10. Karen.24 She married admiral Erik Orning of Vatne and had issue.

Natural child:

11. Berald (Bartholomew)15, of Collafirth. Born around 1554. Probably the Berald Mowat in Blafirth (in Northmaven, Shetland) who was married to Marion Giffart.

Son:

a. Malcolm, of Collafirth. Born around 1590. He may have been the father of

1) James, of Collafirth, father of

a) Ursilla, married Laurence Tarrel of Voe, who died in 1715.

(http://cosoft.org/mowat/hugoland.html) 

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After his second marriage he stayed in Norway in periods. The first years he stayed in Gjersvik (Tysnes, Norway), later at Hovland (also in Tysnes). But he always named himself "of Hugoland", even when he stayed in Norway.

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Anders bodde med sin første kone i Skottland eller på Orknøyene. Siden kom han til Norge. Han skal ha vært Skipssjef. Han bodde med Else først på Store Gjersvik og senere på Hovland i Tysnes, Hordaland. Han eide også annet jordegods, og var bl.a. med på kongehyllingen i Oslo i 1591.

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Andrew Mowat of Hugoland.

kom til Norge fra Shetland eller Orknøyene.

(NATURALIZATION: BEF 1558, Bosatte seg på Shetland. Nevnt blant den dansk-norske adel i 1591)

Dette er det første vi hører om Mowat-slekten i Norge.

I følge slektsforskere som henviser til 'Dansk Adelskalender' skal denne "Mowalt"-slekten være av italiensk opprinnelse, fra en adel som bar navnet "Montealto", fordi den i latinsk brevutveksling fra middelalderen ble betegnet "de Monte Alto"-slekten (???).

I følge mine undersøkelser synes imidlertid slekten å stamme fra Frankrike, fra stedet "Mont Haut" i Normandie, og at "Monte Alto" er en 'latinisering' av dette navnet (se nedenfor). Slekten kom derfra til de britiske øyer gjennom medlemmer som fulgte Wilhelm Erobreren ('William the Conqueror') i 1066, der de slo seg ned i Mold i Flintshire, North Wales.

Mold hette opprinnelig Mould, på walesisk Y Wyddgrug ('conspicuous barrow'). Den latinske oversettelsen av Mould er Mons altus, og derav den mest sannsynlige årsaken til at 'Mont Haut' ble ('latinisert') til 'Monte Alto' (!). Stedet er da også nedtegnet som "Mohald" i et dokument fra1254.....

Derfra utbredde slekten seg hovedsaklig til Nord-Skottland, der den første nedtegnelsen av navnet synes å være Robert de Montealto, datert 1130, som var ansatt ved det kongelige hoff i Edinburgh under kong David I av Skottland (1124 - 1139). Av kong William "the Lion" (1165-1214), sønnesønn av David I, ble de der tildelt grevskapet Fern i Forfarshire...

...og derfra utbredte de seg igjen også til Irland, Orknøyene og Shetland - og så da til Norge med Anders Mowat i ca. 1550...

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/soc.genealogy.medieval/HrAqAioYXwU -------------------- Andrew kom i fra Shetland, han skreiv seg til Gården Haukeland. Hans tidligere kone Ursula Thomasdatter Thallag av Foblisetter som venetelig var i fra gården Foubister på Orkenøyenen. Andrew hadde barn i sitt førdte ekteskap. Det synes som om farsslekt kom i fra Normandie til England på 1100 tallet(er noe usikkert).Andrew hadde vore ombodsmann for eit større adelsgods på Shetland.

Orkenøyene http://www.ancestralorkney.com/index.html

http://vagshaug.no/allslekt/11439.htm

http://www.cosoft.org/mowat/hugoland.html

This branch includes Mowats on Shetland and in Norway.

I

Bartholomew Mowat. Probably the ancestor of this family. He is not mentioned in any contemporary sources and therefore probably died young. There is no doubt that his son, Andrew, was a close relative to the Balquholly family, and Bartholomew therefore probably was a younger son of Magnus of Balquholly. He married Barbara Sinclair, who neither is mentioned in any contemporary sources. But Andrew Mowat's coat of arms shows that his mother was probably a Sinclair.

Children:

1.

Andrew, see II.

2.

Possibly: Agnes, married before 15681 Bartholomew Strang of Voisgarth, who died between 1588 and 15909.

II

Andrew Mowat, of Assetter3, of Hugoland4 (both in Northmavine, Shetland). Probably born around 1535. Underfoud in Northmavine in 1589 (or perhaps it was his son John).11 Died 1610/11.17 Married 1st before 25 September 1558 Ursula Tulloch5, daughter of William Tulloch of Skea6 and probably Barbara Thomasdaughter7. Ursula died before 1587.10 Married 2nd shortly after 1587 Else Tronds, daughter of the Norwegian admiral Christoffer Trondsen and Karen Knutsdaughter Schanke. After his second marriage he stayed in Norway in periods. The first years he stayed in Gjersvik (Tysnes, Norway), later at Hovland (also in Tysnes). But he always named himself "of Hugoland", even when he stayed in Norway.12

Children by Ursula Tulloch:

1.

John, see III.8

2.

Malcolm.8

3.

Patrick.8

4.

Gilbert, ancestor of the Garth family.

5.

James of Ure, of Burrafirth16. Most likely born after 1577.19 Married Agnes Pitcairn, daughter of Mr James Pitcairn, minister of Northmaven.

Son:

a.

Gilbert, client of James Mowat in Paris. Married Margaret Forbes. He was a secretary to the Earl of Middleton and later to George, Marquis of Huntly from Whit 1662 to Whit 1663. Margaret died around 1714. She then lived in Canongate.27

6.

Possibly: Barbara, married Edward Sinclair of Scalloway.18

7.

Possibly: Catherine, married John Neven of Scousburgh, and was probably mother to his son Ninian. She died after 1610.21

Children by Else Tronds:

8.

Axel, of Hovland (in Tysnes, Norway).22 Born 1592. He was already in 1628 a captain in the Danish-Norwegian navy. In 1631 he became vice-admiral. Because of illness he had to leave the navy. The rest of his life he lived at Hovland and became on of the greatest Norwegian landowners. His lands later was converted into the barony of Rosendal - the only Norwegian barony ever. He married around 1625 Karen Bildt, daughter of Knut Bildt of Morland and Lungegård and Sidsel Brun. Axel died 27. January 1661. His wife died 1662 in Bergen. They are buried in the burial chapel by the church in Rosendal.

Children:

a.

Axel. Naval officer. He was killed in a duel with his relative Lauritz Galtung of Torsnes in 1643.

b.

Karen Mowat. Born around 1630. She married around 1658 Ludvig Rosenkrantz, later baron of Rosendal, and had issue, now extinct. Karen died in 1675 in Christiania (now Oslo).

Natural son by Margrethe Eriksdaughter (daughter of Erik Jonsson of Brandvik and Susanne Pedersdaughter):

c.

Anders Axelsen Helvik, ancestor of the Helvik-family.

9.

Christoffer.23 Danish-Norwegian naval officer. He died 1628.

10.

Karen.24 She married admiral Erik Orning of Vatne and had issue.

Natural child:

11.

Berald (Bartholomew)15, of Collafirth. Born around 1554. Probably the Berald Mowat in Blafirth (in Northmaven, Shetland) who was married to Marion Giffart.28

Son:

a.

Malcolm, of Collafirth. Born around 1590. He may have been the father of

1)

James, of Collafirth, father of

a)

Ursilla, married Laurence Tarrel of Voe, who died in 1715.

III

John Mowat, of Ollaberry (while his father lived)14, of Hugoland20. Died in August 1617. Married before 159713 Christian Stewart, natural daughter of Robert, Earl of Orkney.

Children:

1.

Andrew, see IV.25

2.

John.26

3.

Jean, married David Heart, sheriff-clerk of Orkney and Shetland.

4.

Catherine, married Hugh Sinclair in Damsay, Orkney.

IV

Andrew Mowat, of Hugoland, of Skea. Born around 1596. Married Grizel Pitcairn, daughter of Mr James Pitcairn, minister of Northmavine, and Ursula Sinclair.

Daughter:

1.

Isabel, married Ninian Neven of Scousburgh.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/soc.genealogy.medieval/HrAqAioYXwU

Zetland Family History, by Sir Francis J Grant, published in 1907,

there is a section on the Mouat of Garth (Delting) family. The first mentioned is "Andrew Mowat of Hugoland, in Delting" who married secondly Lady Elsie Trond'sdaughter, with a son Axel Mowat, father of Catherine who married the Baron of Rosendale. Elsie had a sister "Anna Trond'sdaughter with whom Bothwell eloped from Norway," and Anna "is stated by Norwegian genealogists to have been widow of Jon Kaar of Gjerebvig, and Axel Fredricksen Fridag, lawman in Bergen.

This would appear to be the family Thorleif is refering to, but then why are the sisters Trond'sdaughter and not Christoffer'sdaughter? Bothwell was in Norway after his marriage to Mary Stuart.

Andrew Mowat had five sons by his first wife, the fourth being Gilbert Mowat, born 1579, who was minister of Delting, and later, Northmavine parishes in Shetland. There is no mention of his having been clan chief, but he was the founder of the family of Mouat of Garth, who were major landowners in Shetland.

Grant also mentions the family of Mowat of Balquholly. The earliest is Patrick Mowat of Balquholly, witness to a charter in 1532, who was married to Margaret Cheyne. The next of the family was also Patrick Mowat, implied to be son of the foregoing, of Balquholly and Freswick, married to Christian daughter of Walter Ogilvy of Boyne, and was served heir to his father in 1565. He had three children: Magnus, his heir, James and Isabella.

There is obviously plenty of space for other children in both these Balquholly families, and Barbara Sinclair and the Heppburn connection could be by second wives.

It would be interesting to learn more.

--

Alan Beattie

Coontin Kin in Shetland and Tracing my Sussex forebears

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Andrew (Anders) Mowat's Timeline

1540
1540
Northmavine, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
1554
1554
Age 14
1558
September 25, 1558
Age 18
1563
1563
Age 23
1564
1564
Age 24
1579
1579
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1585
1585
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1587
1587
Age 47
1589
1589
Age 49
Hovland, Tysnes, Hordaland, Norway
1590
1590
Age 50
Norway