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Re: FYI - Additional Response to => Re: 1776 Clan Chief
Ed - Some additional FYI for your 'locale' enquiry.
With thanks to the late James Augustus Sinclair, 16th Earl of
Caithness for having recorded same.
In reference to the Donald Sinclair in my previous note: he was
known locally as "Donald the Sailor" and traded with 2 vessels, the
and the "Thistle," between Sarclet, near Wick, and Avoch in
Ross-shire. His son William, the tacksman of Isauld Barony in Reay
was assisting his father (Donald) to load a vessel with corn for the
supply of Fort george at Sandside bay, when the natives of Reay
mobbed him for putting corn out of the country, in such a year of
dearth (1760). He fought in self defence, and being a powerful man he
killed one of his assailants (named MacKay), and had to fly the
country. He held the farm of Munlochy in the Black Isle of Ross until
1784, when he removed to Muirends, where he died in 1788.
His family held that farm for 67 years......."
My Gf (John) had searched (1902-10) info of what his father (William)
had told him, ie. that Captain James Sinclair of EIC was his
Uncle....and so the genealogical search continues into my generation and
beyond... : -)
Of interest, I have traced ancestors (other than Sinclairs) in Rothes
connected to my Sinclairs from Reay, CAI. I haven't pursued any
attachment to Historical or Genealogy societies in Ross-shire at this
time, else I would have forwarded you a 'contact'....
....Cheers, John Sinclair
Ed Brumby wrote:
> Thanks for that informative reply. I live near Rothes so will see if the
> local genealogist knows.
> Ed in Elgin, Scotland
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> Subject: FYI - Additional Response to => Re: 1776 Clan Chief
> >The Earldom of Caithness was in dispute at that time. Reference "The
> >Sinclairs of Scotland" author: Thomas Sinclair (M.A., Edinb) who had an
> >article in the "Highland Monthly" autumn of 1889. In this article he
> >maintained that David Sinclair (brother of the 8th Earl of Caithness)
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