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About Francis Mudie of Melsetter

FRANCIS MUDIE OF MELSETTER (formery 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

He takes formal possession of the Breckness Estate

He had a precept of clare constat from George, Bishop of Orkney on 3 January 1628 which confirmed his possession, as his grandfather's heir, of a 6d. land in Stromnes under house of Breknes, 2d. land under place and house of Stank, 7d., 3 merkland in Uttertoun in Stromness, 1 merkland in Smiddiquoy, 1 merkland under house of Breknes called John Beatounes merk, ½d. land in Stennager, ½d. land in Lairquoy, all in the parish of Stromness. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/4

He sells the Breckness Estate

On 28 May 1630 Francis Mudie of Breckness bound himself to grant a charter for his lands in utter and Inner Stromness to Marion Crichton, wife of George, Bishop of Orkney, and John Graeme her son. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/9 He issued a charter de me on the same date for the lands previously mentioned together "with all other lands possessed by said Francis in towns of Inner and Utter Stromnes" National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/10

Death

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. http://archive.org/stream/moodiebookbeing00ruvi#page/24/mode/1up

First Marriage

Francis Mudie of Breckness married Margaret Stewart, daughter of James Stewart of Graemsay. [http://archive.org/stream/moodiebookbeing00ruvi#page/21/mode/1up

The Moodie Book]

Second Marriage

Francis Mudie of Breckness married for a second time to Marion Tulloch. The Moodie Book She was the widow of Arthur Sinclair, merchant in Kirkwall.They were married before 1 December 1625, the date upon which she had a charter by which her husband confirmed that he had given her a liferent of the rooms and lands of Breckness.National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/60

Children of the First Marriage

  1. William Mudie of Breckness, younger
  2. James Moodie of Melsetter
  3. Patrick Mudie of Manclet
  4. Charles Mudie
  5. Francis Mudie
  6. Helen Gordon
  7. Barbara Mudie

Bastard Bairns

  1. Robert Mudie
  2. William Mudie of Osmondwall
  3. Donald Mudie

Evidence Published by the National Records of Scotland

                   1

1 December 1625 - 3 June 1626: Charter de me by Francis Mudie of Breknes to Marion Tullocht, his spouse, relict of Arthur Sinclair, merchant, indweller in Kirkwall, in liferent, of rooms and lands of Breknes, extending to 18d. land, in parish of Stromnes, reserving his own liferent; with judicial ratification by said Marion of disposition by said Francis to William Mudie, his eldest son and apparent heir, of said land, and renunciation thereof by said William to said Francis National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/60

                   2

3 June 1626: Disposition by Marion Tullocht, relict of Arthur Sinclair, merchant, indweller in Kirkwall, with consent of Francis Mudie of Breknes, now her spouse, to William Mudie, eldest son and apparent heir of said Francis, of her liferent of all rooms and lands of Brecknes extending to 18d. land, in parish of Stromnes National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/61

                   3

3 January 1628: Precept of clare constat by George, bishop of Orkney, in favour of Francis Mudie of Breknes, as heir of deceased Mr. William Mudie of Breknes, his grandfather, in 6d. land in Stromnes under house of Breknes, 2d. land under place and house of Stank, 7d., 3 merkland in Uttertoun in Stromness, 1 merkland in Smiddiquoy, 1 merkland under house of Breknes called John Beatounes merk, ½d. land in Stennager, ½d. land in Lairquoy, all in parish of Stromnes National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/4

                   4

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

                   5

Bond by Francis Mudie of Breknes to grant charter of confirmation to Marion Crightoun, spouse of George, bishop of Orkney, and John Grahame, her son, of lands in Utter and Inner Stromnes National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/9

                   6

28 May 1630: Disposition and feu charter a me by Francis Mudie of Breknes to Marioun Creightoun and John Graham, of lands as in GD217/8, with all other lands possessed by said Francis in towns of Inner and Utter Stromnes. With sasine following, rec. P.R.S. Orkney, 3 June 1630, and renunciation thereof by said Francis, in favour of said John, and sasine, rec. P.R.S. Orkney, 17 Sept. 1636 National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/10

Published Accounts

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