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Re: Sinclairs by mistake?

I believe that is exactly what this means!  However, after the restoration of the clans and the return of the "romance" of the Scots from about 1790-1820ish, Sinclairs from everywhere can unite and claim affiliation with the Sinclair Clan (I believe). :)
Sinclairs in Argyll were not "shinglers."  For more information, read my article "McNokairds: The Early Sinclairs of Argyll" found on the websites maintained by both Paul Sinclair (http://kingcrest.com/sinclair) and John Quarterman (www.mids.org/sinclair/) under Argyll "Origin of Argyll Sinclairs."
Karen Matheson
-----Original Message-----
From: John Duguid <john.duguid@snl.co.uk>
To: sinc <"sinclair@zilker.net"@"sinclair@zilker.net".snl.co.uk>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 7:58 AM
Subject: Sinclairs by mistake?

Alexander Sinclairs book states    

>    The Gaelic form of the name Sinclair is Singlear.  The Sinclairs of
>Argyleshire call themselves Clann-na-Cearda or the Children of the craft or
>trade.  It is probable that the name was given them by their neighbours >would
naturally take for gratned that Singlear meant shingler or >flax-dresser.  The
Sinclairs of Argyll are out-and -out Highlanders. >

Forgive me for being obtuse but does this mean that argyle Sinclairs may have
no real clain to be descended from the Norman/Scandiavian Sinclairs?

Yours Aye


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