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Re: All the St.Clairs
Sent my address separately. Very intersted in the Sinclairs of
Norfolk. Again..very much appreciated.. Claire
Niven Sinclair wrote:
> At 08:52 09/06/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >Thanking you for my history lesson this am and a good start for my day
> >at work..
> >Claire N. Simmons d. of Harold St.Clair Simmons, s of Marshall St,Clair
> >Simmons, sof Marshall St.Clair Simmons, s. of Samuel St.Clair Simmons b.
> >near Holt, Norfolk 1810 and still looking for my St.Clair Link...I have
> >the motto over my garage doors ..en francais --Commend thy work to God.
> Dear Claire,
> In our preoccupation with all things Scottish, we often forget the
> Sinclairs of England who
> within three generations of the Conquest, were to be found in 43 English
> counties and in Wales.
> The Sinclairs of Norfolk are mentioned in the Great Roll of the Pipe
> 1189-1190 when a
> Ricardo de St Clair is recorded as being in possession of the lands of
> Marlingford, Norfolk.
> In 1196 they are noted as having been sold to a kinsman, Gerebert de Sco
> Claro who appears
> regularly in Palgrave's Ancient Calendars and Inventories 1195 - 1199 his
> name being spelt with
> considerable variation. (In documents we have found Sinclair spelt in 70
> different ways. If you
> want me to list them I will. They range from Seynt-Clere to Chantclere;
> from Sancta Clara to
> Sco Clero: from Sinklar to Zinklar).
> If you need further information on the Sinclairs of Norfolk, let me have
> your address and I'll send
> the information to you. Typing is not my forte. Photocopying is. I
> suppose I could scan the pages
> but it is difficult with large volumes.
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