'Budge1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Budge of Easterdale, Budge of Toftingall, Budge of Wick

Nicholas Macdonald or Budge of Toftingall (in Caithness) (d c1515?)
Henderson reports that "Whence they came or took their name is unknown for the most part, but by common tradition it is affirmed, by all that know the family, that (the Budges) are descended from the family of Macdonald, and that the first of this family that came to Caithness fled thither for slaughter, and changed his name from Macdonald to Budge" and "as the Budges had certainly settled in Caithness towards the end of the fifteenth century, their descent from the Macdonalds, and their connection with the county, through Donald Gallach, are not improbable". It seems probable that son of the 1st Nicholas Budge of Toftingall was ...
1. Nicholas Budge of Toftingall probably father of ...
  A. Magnus Budge of Toftingall & Wick (a 1521)
  m1. ??
  i. ('Sir') Henry Budge of Toftingall (treasurer of Ross) succeeded by ...
  a. Nicholas Budge of Toftingall (a 1573)
  (1) Donald Budge of Toftingall (a 1627)
(A) William Budge of Toftingall (dsp c1675)
  (B) Alexander Budge in Harpsdale
  (i) Henry Budge supposed to have married ...
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Patrick Sinclair of Southdun, "cousin")
  (ii)+ other issue
  (C) Nicholas Budge in Toftingall (d c1682?)
  (D) Margaret Budge
m. (1651) Alexander Calder in Strath of Bylbster
  (2) William Budge of Bualglass in Forse, later of Mybster & Easterdale (a 1660)
  m. Katharine Murray ("probably of the Pennyland Murrays")
  (A) Donald Budge of Easterdale, Wick & Toftingall
  m. (05.1672) Elizabeth Sinclair (d 08.1685, dau of David Sinclair of Southdun by Jean, dau of John Sinclair of Ulbster)
  (i) William Budge of Toftingall
m. (1696) Esther Sutherland (dau of James Sutherland of Langwell)
  (a) James Budge of Toftingall (a 1751, dsp)
  m. Janet Campbell (dau of John Campbell of Castlehill)
  (ii) David Budge (tutor of Toftingall)
  m. Janet Forbes (dau of John Forbes, Commissary of Caithness)
  (a) William Budge of Toftingall (d 1766, WS)
  m. Katharine Sinclair (probably dau of Alexander Sinclair of Olrig, cousin)
  ((1)) Janet Budge of Toftingall (d unm)
  ((2)) Grizzel Budge of Toftingall (d unm)
(b) Jean Budge
  m. Richard Murray of Pennyland
  (c) Isabella Budge
  m. Patrick Calder of Lynegar
  (iii) James Budge (a 1738, WS)
  (iv) Jean Budge
  m. Hugh McKay of Strathy
  (v) Katharine Budge
  m. Alexander Sinclair of Olrig (d 1710)
  m2. Anna Wemyss

Main source(s): 'The Budges of Toftingall' within 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p181+)
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