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Re: William Sinclair descendents
I found a tree (prepared by Sinclair Oswald) of the generations that
sprang from the union of John Wm. Sinclair and Mary Graham (m. 1803),
and could find no mention of the name Henderson nor of a Christian Gun,
nor an Elizabeth Alexander. There are several men with the middle
initial "H," one my great grandfather.
Bear with me, please. I am obviously new to geneology.
Adrian Sinclair Balch
> I have been searching for the parents of my great great grandfather,
> William Sinclair, born in Calder neighborhood, Halkirk Parish, Caithness
> c. 177l for many years. He died in 1842 in Wick. I have been through
> the cemetery records of the Wick Parish and found dozens of William
> Sinclairs buried in the Parish Cemetery. However none had middle names,
> few have birth dates and some do not even have date of death.
> Last summer I searched the Old Parish Cemetery in Halkirk and found
> several William Sinclair graves, but none matched my ancestor. I did
> find a grave stone of a William Sinclair b. 1838, d. 1912 and his wife,
> Elizabeth Alexander.
> My middle name is Henderson (John Henderson Sinclair). This was a
> family name evidently with the generation of my great great grandfather,
> because distant cousins have the name "John Henderson Sinclair", too.
> Was your ancestor's middle name "Henderson"?
> If my geneological research into my great great great grandparents
> (William Sinclair and Christian Gun, married 1751, Reay Parish,
> Caithness, is correct, my puzzle is solved. However my great grreat
> grandfather's birth record was destroyed in a fire in the Parish Church,
> Halkirk, hence there is no record there of his parents names. However we
> are building our geneological chart on the basis of a Morman record of
> the marriage of William Sinclair and Christian Gun who were residents of
> Dorrey and Shurrey, villages in and near the Calder neighborhood.CDn
> John Henderson Sinclair