Francis Mudie of Breckness

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About Francis Mudie of Breckness


According to the Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, Francis Mudie of Breckness succeeded his father before September 1603. The Moodie Book As Francis Mudie of Melsetter he served as one of the suitors of Court for Hoy and Walls in 1617. Records of the Earldom of Orkney

His Father's Heir

He had a precept of clare constat from George, Bishop of Orkney on 23 Jamuary 1628, which confirmed that he was the heir of his deceased father Adam Mudie of Breckness in a seven penny and three farthing land in Outer Stromness, half the land of Stennager and a quoy called Smiddiequoy, all in the parish of Stromness in Orkney. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/5


Francis Mudie of Breckness was alive on October 1642 when he is mentioned in a sasine of that date, but he died before 6 April 1644 when his son and heir James Mudie was in possession of of Melsetter.

First Marriage

Francis Mudie of Breckness married Margaret Stewart, daughter of James Stewart of Graemsay.

Second Marriage

Francis Mudie of Breckness married for a second time to Marion Tulloch in 1626. She was the widow of Arthur Sinclair, merchant in Kirkwall.

Children of the First Marriage

  1. William Mudie of Melsetter (by first wife) an elder in 1624; dsp before July 1631 when his brother James appears in a sasine as "eldest lawful son";
  2. James Mudie (by first wife), his heir;
  3. Patrick Mudie of Manclet (by first wife) baptised about 1621, 44 years old in 1665
  4. Helen Mudie (by first wife, eldest daughter), married before 1621 Patrick Gordon of Cairston;
  5. Charles Mudie
  6. Francis Mudie, horse merchant in Orkney, married Margaret Mowat, and had issue;
  7. Barbara Mudie, married before 1622 Patrick Balfour of Gairth, and afterwards of Pharay.

Bastard Bairns

  1. Donald Mudie;
  2. William Mudie;
  3. Robert Mudie.

Evidence Published by the National Records of Scotland

23 January 1628: Precept of clare constat by George, bishop of Orkney, in favour of Francis Mudie of Breknes, as heir of deceased Adam Mudie of Breknes, his father, in 7¾d. king's land in Utterstromnes, ½d. land called Stennager and quoy called Smiddiquoy, in parish of Stromnes, with sasine following National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/5

Published Accounts

  1. The Moodie Book
  2. Records of the Earldom of Orkney