Master William Mudie of Breckness

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Master William Mudie of Breckness

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Death: Died
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Son of Gilbert Mudie of Dounreay and Elizabeth Halcro
Husband of Katherine Sinclair
Father of Adam Mudie of Breckness; Thomas Mudie and Francis Mudie
Brother of Gilbert Mudie; Thomas Mudie and daughter

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MASTER WILLIAM MUDIE OF BRECKNESS

(formerly MASTER WILLIAM MUDY OF DONRA alias DOWNREAY)

The Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval was unable to identify the father of Master William Mudie of Breckness but he suggested that he was probably the eldest son and heir of Gilbert Mudie. The Moodie Book

Charter for The Mansion House of Breckness in the Outertown of Stromness

Kirkwall 10 September 1565: Oliver Sinclair, son and one of the heirs of the deceased Robert Sinclair of Breckness, and 'dominus' of the pricipal messuage mansion, and one merk land thereof, sells to his well-beloved friend and kinsman Mr. William Mudy of Donra" the aforesaid principal messuage or mansion and merkland of Brecknes, lying in the Wttirtoun (Outertown) of Stromness and sheriffdom of Orkney, with consent of Robert Sinclair, his son and apparent heir, for a certain sum of money. Records of the Earldom of Orkney

Notary Public

Chamberlain of the Crown Lands of Orkney

William Mudy, chamberlain of Orkney, was in Edinburgh on 21 August 1559, where he is noticed in the witness list of two deeds which were recorded in the Protocol Book of Mr. Gilbert Grote, notary public. Protocol Book of Mr. Gilbert Grote, 1552-57 (William Angus, Edinburgh, 1914), numbers 182 and 184 on p. 40

Provost of Orkney

William Mudie succeeded Malcolm Halcro as Provost of the Cathedral Church of Orkney: "succeeding Halcro in the Provostrie came William Mudy, who held office for about three years, when, in 1574, he was followed by Alexander Dick." Kirkwall in the Orkneys, p. 226

Sub-Dean of Orkney

Rectors of the Church of Hoy

South Ronaldsay and Burray

"William Moodie of Breckness adm. Nov. 1570" Fasti p. 229

Hoy and Graemsay

"William Moodie of Breckness, trans. from South Ronaldsay in 1574, Walls and Flotta being also in his charge; went to Walls about 1580." Fast, p. 243

Rectors of the Church of Hoy

Master William Mudie of Breckness was Rector of Hoy and Graemsay in 1574. [Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart Earl of Orkney Lord of Shetland 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), p. 91]

Walls

"William Moodie of Breckness and Melsetter..........min. here in 1585; he set his benefice "in long takis" to his son and successor in this parish, with consent of the bishop; died before July 1614. He marr. Catherine Sinclair, and had issue - Adam, min. of this parish; George, M.A. (natural son), prebendary of St. Augustine, Kirkwall [Cravens's Orkney, (1558-1662), p. 21]" [https://archive.org/stream/fastiecclesiaesc07scot#page/255/mode/1up, Fasti, p. 255]

Commission of Enquiry in Shetland

Master William Mudie of Breckness and William Henderson, Dingwall Pursuivant, were at Tingwall in Shetland on 4 February 1577 to hear the complaints made by the islanders against Laurence Bruce of Cutmalindie. [Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart Earl of Orkney Lord of Shetland 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), p. 96] They presented their findings to the Regent Moray at Holrood House on 24 April 1577. The Moodie Book

On 29 June 1590 he had a wadset for a three penny halfpenny land "lyand in toune off Lyking, in the parochin off Southsandwik" from Magnus Lowtit of Lyking. The wadset deed was witnessed byThomas Mudy and Adam Mudy and others. Records of the Earldom of Orkney

He sells his land at Dounreay in Caithness

On 8 May 1593 Master William Mudie of Breckness sold his land at Dounreay in Caithness to Patrick, Earl of Orkney, in exchange for an annualrent from Bow of Lopness, Sanday, and Bow of Walls, Ryssay, Brimes and Osmundway on the island of Hoy. National Records of Scotland, King's Remembrancer's Office: Orkney Rentals and Papers, reference E341/68

Death

According to Melville Henry Massue, Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, Master William Mudie of Breckness died before 30 June 1597. The Moodie Book

Marriage

Master William Mudie of Breckness married Kattrine Sinclair. The Moody Book They were married before 16 November 1595. [NRS, reference TD94/21}

Children

  1. Adam Mudie of Breckness
  2. Francis Mudie
  3. Thomas Mudie
  4. William Mudie

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

                   1

8 May 1593: Contract between Patrick, earl of Orkney, on one part, and William Mudie of Breckness on other part, whereby latter sells former land in Dunra (Downreay), Caithness, in return for annualrent from Bow of Lopness, Sanday, and Bow of Walls, Ryssay, Brimes and Osmundway, Hoy. National Records of Scotland, King's Remembrancer's Office: Orkney Rentals and Papers, reference E341/68

                   2

Snelsetter, 16 November 1595: Instrument of sasine at Breknes, 20 November 1595, following on feu charter in favour of Mr William Mudie of Breknes and Katherine Sinclair, his spouse, of 1 pennyland and 1 merk land in the isle of Gramsay, 3 merks land in [Thurwa?], in parish of Wawis and Hoy, 2 merks land in Utterstromnes, lying in parish thereof, 3 pennyland with the teindsheaves thereof in the utter town of Stromnes called the Uttertoun which sometime pertained to the sub-deanery of Orknay, the 8 pennyland lying on the west part of the burn of Donra, parish of Ra, Caithness, together with the lands of Schabuster in said parish, following charter by the king, 16 August 1591; and precept by Mr William Mudy of Breknes directed to Edward Sinclair in Lieger to give sasine to Mr William and Adam Mudy, his son, and Cristian Stewart, his spouse. Subscribed at Snelsetter, 16 November 1595, and witnessed by Robert Watson and Robert Wilsoun [NRS, reference TD94/21}

Published Works Consulted

  1. The Moodie Book http://archive.org/stream/moodiebookbeinga00ruvi#page/n8/mode/1up
  2. Records of the Earldom of Orkney, pp. 236 et seq. for references to Master William Mudie of Breckness https://archive.org/stream/publicationsofsc27scot#page/236/mode/1up
  3. Protocol Book of Mr. Gilbert Grote, 1552-57 (William Angus, Edinburgh, 1914), numbers 182 and 184 on p. 40 https://archive.org/stream/scottishrecordso31scotuoft#page/40/mode/1up
  4. Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart Earl of Orkney Lord of Shetland 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), pp. 31 et seq. for references to Master William Mudie of Breckness.
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