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Re: The Orkney Sinclairs
Cousin..I am most greatfull for this information...I will look!
Gordon Vaughan Sinclair Holmes
Spirit One Email wrote:
> Do you know about the website concerning the descendants of the Hudsons
> Bay employees and their Cree wives. It is very nicely done
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Holmes <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> Date: Thursday, May 27, 1999 6:19 PM
> Subject: Re: The Orkney Sinclairs
> >My gggg grandfather "William the Elder" was born on Orkney and became a
> >Chief Factor for the H.B.C. in Manitobia and the start of my mothers
> >side of the family. I was wondering if your people were closly related
> >to mine..? Thanks, in kinship, Gordon Vaughan Sinclair Holmes
> >MSiperek@aol.com wrote:
> >> Paul,
> >> I believe that you may desend from the same line that I do. My great
> >> grandfather Alexander Sinclair was born in OrkneyJan. 2, 1872 in St.
> >> Margaret's Hope and had a brother Robert who was born Jan. 1, 1869 in St.
> >> Margaret's Hope. There were 12 children in Robert's and Alexander's
> >> Let me know if you think this is the same family. I have attached a
> copy of
> >> their parents 50th aniversary article. Hope we find the link. I was
> >> by a 90 year old man in St. Margaret's Hope last year that one of the
> >> Sinclairs married a Norquay. If this is the same family, I have some
> >> pictures I would be happy to share. Marilyn
> >> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> >From a newspaper article from the Orkney Islands-
> >> GOLDEN WEDDING IN SOUTH RONALDSHAY
> >> Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinclair, Oyce, attained their jubilee of
> marraiage on Wednesday of this week, having been married by Rev. Peter G.
> Gilrath, parish minister (who died this month) on 16th June 1859. As Mr.
> Sinclair went to the island of Swona for his better half, Miss Allan, the
> marriage ceremony took place there. This created no small stir, as there
> had been no such ceremony on that island within the memory of the
> inhabitants of that time. Mrs. Sinclair's brother still resides in Swona,
> while she has a widowed sister in St. Margaret's Hope. The happy pair were
> both of the same age, 26, when united together and have now reached the ripe
> age of 76 years. They have spent those fifty years in peace and prosperity;
> all of their friends and well-wishers desire that their latter end may be
> even better than their beginning; and they have received many tokens of
> friendship and goodwill from far and near on this auspicious occasion. It
> should be mentioned that Mr. Sinclair like all who bear that ancient and
> honoured name, represents a branch of the famous "St. Clairs of the Isles."
> Belonging to his family were eight brothers, namely, Malcolm, Alexander,
> John, James, George, William, Isaac, and Robert. Only two are still alive-
> Alexander who has for a number of years resided in Galt, Toronto, and
> Robert, whose golden wedding has just taken place. George Sinclair was well
> known as the respected postmaster of St. Margaret's Hope, while William and
> Isaac were farmers at Lower and Upper Olad, and John at Gard, near to one
> another. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinclair have had a large family of eleven
> children, while 5 sons and 5 daughters are still alive, some of them being
> abroad. There is one in Africa, one in Australia, two in America, two in
> Liverpool, one in Glasgow, one in Barbsley, Yorkshire, and one at home. As
> far as grandchildren, they number eighteen. At present the aged couple are
> cheered and comforted by the presence of their son, William along with his
> wife from New York, who have timed their visit for this happy event. Old
> Mr. Sinclair in his younger days was very fond of music and for 14 years was
> the precantor of St. Mary's Kirk under the Rev. Messre??(hard to read copy),
> Walker and Forbes. And for 14 years he resided in Olad- 1861-1875- before
> he came to his present residence.
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