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Re: Fw: Sinclair genealogy
Hello everyone. I've had a little time to go through the papers I have strewn all over the house, so this is in response to the following people:
Andrea Wilson of Sugartown, (what a Great Name!) Louisiana - I have an ordinance map (4 miles to 1 inch scale), and the only Brims I can find is "Brims Ness" which is a point on the north coast approx. 5 miles west of Thurso.
Also, I received my first ***newsletter from the Clan Sinclair Society in Scotland, and they reproduced an extract from Roland William St. Clair's book "St. Clairs of the Isles" publ. 1898. Under the Chapter "the Sinclairs of Borlum, Toftkempp and Thura" they refer to John Sinclair of Brims, grandson of William Sinclair of Dunbeath, back in 1649. From what I can gather, it is in the parish of Thurso.
***For those of you who are interested, membership is only 10 pounds. Membership Secretary is Mrs. Kay Dunnett, Cathel Shieling, Lochcalder, Caithness, Scotland. The newsletter is quarterly, and very interesting.
They only have approximately 60 members so far - Let's see if we can bolster that! For those of you who have traced your ancestors back to Caithness, you
might be able to finally connect with a live relative at the other end!
They published a membership list, with addresses.
Other things of interest - Register House in Edinburg is on the Internet - online service available from 1:00 p.m. UK time, and they recommend you have your credit card ready. The costs were expected to be similar to the charges currently charged at New Register House, Edinburgh.
Under Member's Family Trees: Leslie and Linda Sinclair, Box 3341 Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1T3 are seeking information on an Archibald Sinclair who is believed to have been born aboard ship on the 16 Aug. 1846 whilst en-route to Canada. He married Mary Ann Maunder. Son, William. Maybe Wanda and I can come up with
a connection here.
Also, I remember reading messages from our Australian cousins, which unfortunately I didn't keep. Here's one for you: Dick Beeching, Newport, Victoria, Australia provided an extensive family tree starting in Wick in the late 1700's with aGeorge Sinclair, merchant in 1796, married to Elizabeth Millar, - 7 children. Daughter Elizabeth married Robert Thompson in 1825. Their son Patrick, b 1826 to Australia in 1845 on the "Eliza", Married Eliza Fraser, 4 children.
I also found some Irish Sinclairs in my papers. I'll send them on later.