Humphrys genealogy

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David Ædie, the Parliamentarian

David Ædie, the Parliamentarian.
He was a burgess of Aberdeen.
Admitted a "Guild Brother" on 12 Apr 1591.
On his father's death in 1604 he inherited two properties in The Green, Aberdeen town centre.

He mar apparently 1stly to "I.F." [initials on burial stone, may stand for "J.F."].
Note there is an Isobel Forbes, wife of David Ædie, maltman, who was buried 7 June 1614 at St.Nicholas', Aberdeen. This looks like her.
Note this would be too late to be this Isobel Forbes.

He mar apparently 2ndly to Cathren Burnet [dau of Thomas Burnet of Brathniss, or Burnett].

He either built a new house or made modifications to his father's house:
[Munro, 1887] says he built in 1633 the Ædie townhouse at The Green, Aberdeen, that stood until the 20th century.
Munro said the house bore the inscription "D. Æ. 1633", and the arms of Ædie and Burnet with date 1633.
Though [Morgan, 2004] says this is his father's house, and David merely made modifications to it in 1633.

He was a strong Parliamentarian Scots Covenanter in the Scottish civil war (1639 to 1652).
He was killed by the Royalists in the Battle of Aberdeen (the Battle of Justice Mills) on 13 Sept 1644.
He was bur 1644, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.
The inscription "D. Æ. I. F. 1644" is on the corner of the Ædie grave at St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, erected by his son George. This would indicate that George's mother was the 1st wife "I.F."
David had issue, apparently by 1st wife:

  1. George Ædie.
    He died 1657.

  2. Alexander Ædie.
    As at 1670 he was a merchant in Danzig, Poland [Munro, 1887].

Apparently this is the burial of Isobel Forbes, wife of David Ædie, 7 June 1614.
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"David Edie", burgess of Aberdeen, listed among the dead at the Battle of Aberdeen on 13 Sept 1644.
From pp.242-243 of vol.2 of 1792 edn of Spalding's History.

"Alex. Aidy and family" buried at St. Peter and Paul's church, Danzig. Date given as 1690.
From p.229 of [Fischer, 1903].




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