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Ædie of Aberdeen, Scotland

Many variations in spelling. Standard is with the letter from Old English "Æ", sometimes called "Ash". This is capital AE diphthong or ligature. In modern notation one would write "Aedie".

See Ædie arms.

Skene line

The first of our lines starts with:

David Ædie,
of Aberdeen,
mar Isobel Forbes,
had issue:

  1. ---- Ædie,
    mar Robert Skene [born est c.1535] and had issue.

David Ædie the Parliamentarian

The second of our lines may be from the following family:

Andrew Ædie,
He mar Christian Guthrie.
Sometime before 1604 he built a townhouse at The Green, Aberdeen town centre.
He was bur 5 Apr 1604, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, or possibly 15 Apr 1604.
Christian was bur 14 Sept 1622, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.
The inscription "A. Æ. C. G. 1604" is on the corner of the Ædie grave at St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.
Andrew and Christian had issue:

David Ædie, the Parliamentarian,
2nd son.
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, bur 7 June 1614, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, which looks very much like her.
Note this is too late to be the Isobel Forbes above.

He mar apparently 2ndly to Cathren Burnet [dau of Thomas Burnet of Brathniss].
[Munro, 1887] says he built in 1633 the Ædie townhouse at The Green, Aberdeen, that stood for many years and was there in 1887.
[Munro, 1887] 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.
David was a strong Parliamentarian Scots Covenanter in the Scottish civil war.
He was killed by the Royalists in the Battle of Aberdeen 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.
David had issue, apparently by 1st wife:

  1. George Ædie,
    merchant and burgess of Aberdeen.
    He mar 30 May 1643 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Giles Burnet ["Jeals" on burial stone].
    Likely that she is grandmother of Giles Ædie, i.e. likely that this George is the master below.
    He erected the Ædie grave in St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, in memory of his parents and grandparents.
    He died Oct 1657, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.
    Giles died 5 Nov 1663, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.
    See Ædie grave in St.Nicholas' church.
    George and Giles had issue:

    1. George Ædie,
      2nd son [burgess records],
      Baillie (city official) of Aberdeen,
      burgess of Aberdeen 1673,
      mar 28th Oct 1677 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Mary Jamesone [born 1644],
      lived in Ædie townhouse at The Green, Aberdeen,
      Mary died July 1684, age 40 yrs,
      after her death George sold her tapestries to St. Nicholas' church 1686 or 1688, where they now hang,
      had issue:

      1. Alexander Ædie, bapt 24th July 1678 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
      2. David Ædie, bapt 18th June 1679 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], must have died in infancy (there is another David).
      3. David Ædie, bapt 25th July 1680 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
      4. Margaret Ædie, bapt 16th June 1681 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  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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Marriage of George Ædie and Giles Burnet, 30 May 1643.
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Ædie's House (built before 1604), The Green, Aberdeen.

Ædie grave, St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen

Grave erected by George Ædie (died 1657) in memory of his parents and grandparents.
St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen.

Ædie grave, NE corner of St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen.
The arms in the upper section have worn away. The LHS just about shows it was the Ædie arms (sword with 3 crosses).
The inscription round the edge commemorates George Ædie (died 1657) and his wife "Jeals Burnet".
Inscriptions at the two top corners commemorate his parents and grandparents.
Photo courtesy of Jane Butler.
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Extract from [Munro, 1887].

Our line

The second of our lines (which is probably the family of David Ædie the Parliamentarian above) starts with:


[Henderson, 1907] shows the following grave:

Miscellaneous Ædie of Aberdeen

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