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Udny at Cullodden and after

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Charles Udny born 1757, supposed son of Charles Udny born in Udny Castle, fought at Culloden for the Jacobites and fled to France via Norway. From thence he returned to England and died in Brighton in 1841 after an eventful life. I am looking for his birth and parents as well as anything about his time in France.

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on 2011-12-18 06:28:06

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by ngairedith on 2011-12-18 06:44:10

his father was Charles (Lind) UDNY born 1723 in Aberdeen, Scotland which you probably know BUT, could you explain what is the Lind name that runs through this family? Is it a surname or hyphenated name ?

would help with my research

by ngairedith on 2011-12-18 06:49:49

aaah !!

Clan Udny is a Scottish armigerous clan from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The family Udny of Udny possessed the barony of Udny in Aberdeenshire for several generations prior to 1875. The name has been spelled sometimes as Widney and Uldney

UDNY STATION is a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland which is 5 miles east of Oldmeldrum and 5 miles south west of Ellon. It is part of the parish of Udny, along with another small settlement, Udny Green.

by BDH on 2011-12-18 11:31:45

Charls Udny born in 1723 fought on the highland side at Culodden and had to escape to France. His son also Charles eventually returned to England via Folkeston where he married and set up in Brighton. I believe a representative of the rest of this family set up home in Chichester nearby. There are three plaques on the wall in the SE corner. Charles II died as Udny but his son and thereafter the family changed their name to lind. I do not know why but maybe it was to do with this enmity.

There is some doubt as to whether the first Charles was an Udny as even the female children of the main family often seem to take on the Udny name. I have tried all sorts. Some years ago I found a reference that two cousins, both Charles, fought together at Culodden. I wonder if one was the Charles Seton who died there and the other was an Udny. I lost the reference and have not discovered it since.

I hope this is of interest and thanks for replying so swiftly, Best wishes and compliments of the season, Brian Hawkins.

by Maple on 2014-04-12 04:47:29

I am a descendant of Charles Udny Lind born 1757. His gravestone in Brighton gives his death 1841 aged 84 years. From another family descendant I was told that Charles was taken to France by his mother to escape the persecution of the Jacobites when he was 7 years old but returned to England age 15 years of age. He then went to sea with Captain Cornelius Killick of Brighthelmstone (Brighton) on the Princess Carolina sailing from Brighton to Dieppe. Later he married in Folkestone to Sara Hall 1782.
Charles Udny born 1723 who supposedly fought at Culloden 16 April 1746 possibly is his father. How soon he escaped to France after the battle I do not know but if Charles Udny Lind was not born until 1757 did Charles Udny return to Scotland at some time? Or perhaps his wife visited France? There is obviously some gaps to be filled. I have a photo of the gravestone of Charles Udny Lind and his wife taken about 1950. I have all the information on his children baptised Folkestone and Brighton if anyone wishes to contact me. I am descended from James Udny Lind born 1787.

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