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Historical References

"ADDIE, ADDY, ADDS, EAME, EDDDE, EDIE. These names are pet or double diminutives of ADAM, q.v., and were common in Edinburgh and in Aberdeenshire in the seventeenth century. Adam Reid, familiar servitor of King James rv is referred to in 1513 as Ade Rede. William Ade of Inverkeithing rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 188), and Andreas Ade is recorded in Edinburgh in 1357. Donald Ade was a presbyter in the diocese of Dunblane in 1465, James Ade was a witness in Linlithgow in 1536 (Johnsoun), and David Aidye (Adye or Ady) and Salomon /Edie were admitted burgesses of Aberdeen in 1591 and 1607 (NSCM., i, p. 81, 96, 105). Payment was made in 1606 "for horss hyir to Dauid Aidye to pas to Strathaquhin" (SCM., v, p. 79), probably the David Aidye who appears as member of council of Aberdeen in 1624 (CRA., p. 393). William Aidy was one of the regents of Marischal College in 1644, and in 1670 it was judicially proven that Alexander Aidy "now in Dantzik, in the kingdome of Polland, who went from this burgh Aberdeen about thretie-thrie yeirs or therby, is the laufull sone of vmquhill David Aidy burgess of the said burgh (SCM., v, p. 348). Aedie of Moneaght an old family of Aberdeen burgesses. There were also Adies of Newark in Aberdeenshire; and James Adie sat in parliament for Perth in 1596 (Stodart, n, p. 315). George Cardno Adie from New Byth served in the first Great War (Turriff). Adie 1688, ^die 1688, Aiddie 1613, Aidie 1678, Eddie 1689, Edie 1686; Ade, Adye. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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