I am searching for a John MOODIE who married an Elizabeth Shannon. They appear in Claire and later Tandragee, No. Ireland. My dna and my father's are showing links to Orkney prior to that strongly from Norway. My dna is showing up in Newry, Co. Down Ireland which is where John and Elizabeth's son Rev. James Moodie (Moody) was a Presbyterian preacher for many many years.
These Moodie's in Ulster, Ire, share family connections with the Kennedy's who also were in Orkney prior to coming to No. Ire. I have several Moodie/Mudie/Moody and (Norse) Moddi books, and info but so far none of them, that I can see, state if any of the Moodie's from Orkney Or Scotland ever went to No. Ireland early on. (1600's, early 1700'). We share close Ydna with very early MUDIE's in Co. L'derry Ire. whose families were known to come over from the Fife area of Scotland and perhaps the Perthshire areas as well. My dna is also showing in these areas as well as Inverness but I believe that to be from my McDonald/Donald family line as that is the area they were from.
If anyone can help, I would be Most greatful. John Moodie and Elizabeth Shannon I do believe are the links back from my 5th grt grandfather James Moody b.c1750 who married in York Co., Maine in 1774 and from where my family descends. I should add, we do Not show any signs of sharing Ydna or my own dna with any of the Numerous English Moody lines. Only those in Nor. Ireland whose names were anciently spelled in the old records of the churches as Mudie and Moodie and some of them were said to have come from Scotland. I know spelling is not a big factor, but I do believe that before the English anglisized many of the Scottish spellings over to the English spellings, that these early spellings of our Moodie/Mudie name were probably the correct way in which their family branches spelled them.