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Re: Sunday June 13th.
At 01:37 13/06/99 +1000, you wrote:
I am wondering if you may have an e-mail address
for anyone in the Scottish Clan Sinclair Society. I have sent two e-mail
to their editor, David Sinclair, but have not had a reply. I am trying to
find information on the parents and two sons of my great great
grandfather, Lieutenant Archibald Sinclair, 79th Regiment Cameron
Highlanders, born Oban 5/1/1775, died 8/8/1837, buried Kilmelfort
cemetery. I have a detailed war diary of his. I am also trying to find
details of Sir Archibald Sinclair, who was in Churchill's cabinet during
the last war. I believe he was Secretary for Air or a similar position. I
would be most grateful if you could be of assistance.
With best wishes,
John Sinclair McIntyre.
I have very little information on the Argyllshire Sinclairs but you would
be able to trace Lieutenant Archibald Sinclair
through the Regimental Records of the Cameron Highlanders. I will
try to get you the necessary address and I'll
forward this to you. As you will appreciate, there has been a lot
of amalgamations with the Scottish Regiments.
I think the Argylls are the only ones to have escaped. I was a
Seaforth myself. We shared the barracks at Fort
George with the Camerons.
I'm on sounder footing with your next query. Sir Archibald Sinclair
was indeed the Minister of Air in the Churchill
Government. After the war, he was created the 1st Viscount Thurso
of Ubster. He was a great friend of my great
uncle, John Henderson Sinclair* (my grandfather's brother) just as
I was a friend of the late Robin Sinclair, the 2nd
Viscount Sinclair and now of his son, John Sinclair, the 3rd Viscount
Thurso of Ulbster.
The Ulbster Branch of the Sinclair family is descended from William
Sinclair, the first Laird of Mey (where the
Queen Mother now lives when she is in Scotland) who was the second son of
George Sinclair II, the 42nd Earl of
Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster founded the Department of Agriculture when
he was a Minister in the Government of
William Pitt, the Younger. He was a great agriculturalist and
carried out a copious correspondence with Washington
and other Heads of State. I have two books containing (a) his
letters to Washington and (b) to the other Heads of
He also carried out the first statistical study of Scotland - a man
of amazing energy and brilliance.
* Robin Sinclair's godfather was Winston Churchill.
I hope the foregoing is of some help to you.
One of my own Australian relatives (of whom I have a great many) may be
able to help you. I have taken the liberty
of copying this e-mail to them so that they can get in touch with you if
they can link in with the McIntyres.
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