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Re: Fw: Sinclair genealogy


If the church records state "...... from Brims, does that mean that they
were from Brims Castle?  Or is there a community by the name of Brims?  Or
is Brims = to Brims Ness?
Do you know?

Also, is there a published listing of gravestone at the cemetery you

Thank you.

> From: John S. Quarterman <jsq@mids.org>
> To: sinclair@zilker.net
> Subject: Re: Fw: Sinclair genealogy 
> Date: Friday, 17 April, 1998 10:11 AM
> >Andrea Wilson of Sugartown, (what a Great Name!) Louisiana - I have an
> >ce 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 Scot
> >land, 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
> > Toftkempp and Thura"  they refer to John Sinclair of Brims, grandson of
> >am Sinclair of Dunbeath, back in 1649.  From what I can gather, it is in
the p
> >arish of Thurso.  
> Brims Castle is just east of where your map shows Brims Ness.
> It looks like an old farmhouse.  On the point is a cemetery.
> Some of my ancestors came from there, but I couldn't connect
> them with anybody I found named on stones in the cemetery.
> >***For those of you who are interested, membership is only 10 pounds. 
> >hip Secretary is Mrs. Kay Dunnett, Cathel Shieling, Lochcalder,
Caithness, Sco
> >tland.  The newsletter is quarterly, and very interesting.
> >They only have approximately 60 members so far - Let's see if we can
bolster t
> >hat!  For those of you who have traced your ancestors back to Caithness,
> >might be able to finally connect with a live relative at the other end! 

> >They published a membership list, with addresses.
> Good idea.  Their address may also be found in
> http://www.mids.org/sinclair/css.html.
> >Other things of interest - Register House in Edinburg is on the Internet
- onl
> >ine 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 curr
> >ently charged at New Register House, Edinburgh.
> >          <http://www.open.gov.uk/gros/groshome.htm.>
> Added to http://www.mids.org/sinclair/trace.html.
> Thanks,
> John
> -- 
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