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Richard got to you first and has given you a fine explanation of the Royal
Burgh of Wick, or Gods country as we call it.
If I may be permitted, I would like to add a little more information for
We are creating a Clan Sinclair Centre, at Noss Head Lighthouse, with a
Study Centre as part of our project.
In the Study Centre, as well as a great number of historical books and
documents, we also intend to include a genealogical section, that will help
Sinclair's to trace their roots.
The great castles of Sinclair and Girnigoe, the seat of our clan chief,
Malcolm Ian Sinclair, are, as Richard says, in very poor condition, BUT not
for much longer. A new Trust is in position with the Earl of Caithness at
its head, and our intent is to restore as much of the castles as possible,
with the cooperation of the agencies concerned and responsible for our
I hope we will be able to help with your enquiry very soon and assist you in
locating records of your relatives.
I will be in touch soon .
----- Original Message -----
From: Jenny-Louise Coster <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 10:44 PM
>Look could anyone tell me a bit more about Wick, what is it like? how big
>the Wick area, what was the Sinclair connection in the area.
>Now that i have a death certicate confirming that my g,g,g grandfather was
>born in Wick, possibly even married in Wick,came to N.Z by 1842, but may
>have returned to Wick,to marry Barbara then returned to Australia and New
>Zealand.I have to make another
>try to see if anyone knows anything of this line.
>He was William Sinclair born about 1822, Wick Scotland died 1900 in N.Z,
>so popular that they carried his coffin around the streets when he died,
>married a Barabara Lyall when he was about 25? whose mother was incidently
>William's Parents were James and Margaret Sinclair, I believe James was a
>Thanks Jenny Coster
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