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Re: moodie family south africa

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 7:03AM GMT
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Ben
Not sure if this will help. I hope i have this correct but here goes anyway.



My grandfathers name was : Duncan Malcolm Dumant Badenhorst born at Senekal, Orange River Colony, 20th January 1897

He had 5 brothers and sisters:-

1. John William Badenhorst born 11 May 1881 died 21st July 1900
2. James Moodie Badenhorst, born at Groen Vlei, dist, Ficksburg. Orange Riove Colony, 8th August 1883.
3. Wallace Donald Badenhorst, born at Groen Vlei, aforesaid, 16th December 1885.
4. Eva Anna Badenhorst, born at Groen Vlei, aftoresaid, 21st July 1890.
5. Gladys Theodora Badenhorst, born Groen Vlei, aftoresaid 12th April 1895.

There parents were:-

Sarah Maria Cornelia Moodie had 6 children with Casper Hendrik Badenhorst

According to the Moodie Book Casper’s fathers name was John I have not found out anything else yet.

Sarah Maria Cornelia Moodie’s parents were:-

James Benjamin Donald Moodie 11th Laird of Melsetter was born 26 May 1819 in Melsetter House, Orkney, Scotland. He died 4 Dec 1894 in Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa. James married Sarah Maria Johanna van Zyl on 4 Mar 1836 in Grahamstown.

Sarah Maria Johanna van Zyl was born 19 Dec 1817 in Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa. She died 20 Jul 1897 in Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa. Sarah married James Benjamin Donald Moodie 11th Laird of Melsetter on 4 Mar 1836 in Grahamstown.

James’s parents were:-

Capt Benjamin Moodie 10th Laird of Melsetter [was born 1 Jan 1789 in Melsetter House, Orkney, Scotland. He died 2 Apr 1856 in Groot Vaders Bosch, Swellendam, Cape Colony. Benjamin married Margaret Malcolmson on 1816.

Benjamin served in the military Captain in the Leigh Militia. He had as a boarder leader the Moodie party on the 'Brilliant' 4 Jun 1817 in Table Bay. Cape Colony. He Founder of 1820's in The Town of Breede River

James Moodie 9th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny) was born 12 Feb 1757 in Melsetter, Orkney, Scotland and was christened 12 Feb 1757 in Melsetter, Orkney, Scotland. He died 28 Jun 1820 in St. Annes Yard, Edinburgh, Scotland and was buried in Canongate Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh. James married Elizabeth Dunbar.

Elizabeth Dunbar was born about 1760. She died 1798. Elizabeth married James Moodie 9th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny).

Benjamin Moodie 8th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny)was born 17 Feb 1723 in Aikerness, Evie, Scotland. He died Sep 1769 in Melsetter, Orkney, Scotland. Benjamin married Hon Henrietta St.Clair.

Benjamin served in the military Officer in Hanoverian Army.
The Moodies, are descended from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (1274-1320), via the Stewart Kings James I to V, and then James V's son John the first Earl of Moray, and then via the daughter of the fourth Earl of Moray, Lady Margaret Stewart, who married Alexander the first Lord Duffus. (Ruvigny).
The Moodies were an ancient family and could claim to be able to trace their descent directly from Robert the Bruce as well as from the Kings of Norway. The first written record of the family seems to date from about 1470, when William Mudie appears in a list of Scottish bishops as Bishop of Caithness.
The non-conjectural pedigree of the Moodies (or Mudies) starts with another William, the first Laird of Melsetter, who was a man of some importance, being, among other things, Chamberlain in Orkney to Mary Queen of Scots. His lands were listed and confirmed by King James VI in 1591. At that time he disposed of his properties on the mainland of Scotland to consolidate his position in Orkney.
The story of the Moodies is an astonishing saga of feud, adventure and fighting, the decay of the familyís fortunes having started at least two decades before the Rising of 1745, during which Melsetter House was sacked by Jacobites. The eighth Laird, Benjamin, was serving on the mainland as an officer in the Hanoverian Army at the time and, for years after his return to Orkney, he spent most of his energies in wreaking a terrible revenge on surviving Orkney Jacobites, although he did conserve enough to enable him to father 13 children in subsequent years.
Capt R.N James Moodie 7th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny) was born 1645. He died 1 Nov 1725. James married Christian Crawford.
Christian Crawford was born about 1650. She married Capt R.N James Moodie 7th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny).
James Moodie 4th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny) was born 1615. He died 1681 in Snelsetter Castle, Melsetter, Orkney, Scotland. James married Margaret Ballenden.
Margaret Ballenden was born about 1620. She married James Moodie 4th Laird of Melsetter. (Ruvigny).
Adam Mudie 2nd Laird of Melsetter died. He married Christian Stewart.
Christian Stewart was born in Graemsay. She died. Christian married Adam Mudie 2nd Laird of Melsetter.
William Mudie 1st Laird of Melsetter died 7 Apr 1594. He married Catherine Sinclair.
Catherine Sinclair died. She

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