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Re: looking for distant relatives

Thanks to all for the explanation of "Sinkler."  I wondered how one got that
spelling from Sinclair.

The way my part of the family pronounces Sinclair is SIN-clair, with just
slight stress on the "SIN."  I always said we were the sinners, not the
saints.  ;)

I guess my pronunciation IS closer to "Sinkler."

Ady Sin Balch

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean Haddow <jean@hadpad.demon.co.uk>
To: sinclair@zilker.net <sinclair@zilker.net>
Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998 5:28 AM
Subject: Re: looking for distant relatives

>In message <199803180419.WAA09498@oak.zilker.net>, Mark Robert Sinclair
><duncansson@aol.com> writes
>>Hello! I am looking for others who may have descended,as I have, from one
>>Sinclair who departed from a British naval vessel off the coast of
>>Maine in 1815. I am not sure exactly where he lived in the area, but I do
>>that my father's immediate family lived in St. Francis, ME. Should anyone
>>any information it would be appreciated. My brother has a list of our
>>lineage from 1815, but I would like to explore its branches a bit.
>>Also, although my last name is spelled 'Sinclair' my father's family had
>>pronounced it 'Sinkler.' Does anyone else share this peculiarity?
>Hi - yes we do share this peculiarity.  I don't quite know how to indicate
>in writing. Sinclair is a Scottish name and in Scotland it's pronounced
>the stress in the second syllable - like Sinkler, I suppose.  i have a
>beloved American cousin whose wife pronounces is name with the stress on
>second syllable - he is too tactful to correct her although his first name
>his Scottish mother's maiden name. Properly, the Sin syllable and clair
>have the same value.  If the emphasis is on the second syllable, then that
>refers to the name St Clair.  Hope this makes sense.  Regards
>Jean Haddow