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Re: English Sinclairs



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META content="MSHTML 5.00.2516.1900" name=GENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Richard et al,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Our branch of the family tree are [still] from Oswestry in Shropshire. Older references refer to Shropshire as Salop. Oswestry is an English town on the Welsh border (keeping the barbarian at bay :-) ). The original settlement dates back to 550BC. roman occupation started in 75AD and it has been alternately English and Welsh until it finally settled as English 1535. It's the birthplace of Wilfred Owen and the resting place of King Oswald. My Father Peter Sinclair was born there in 1945, his father also Peter Sinclair was born there in 1920 (I think) and his father also Peter Sinclair (do you see a pattern) was born there at the end of the last century. From that point on it gets a little vague but I think his family were also from the general area.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>You refer to "</FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>The Sinclairs of England".&nbsp;A quick search reveals&nbsp;isbn=0832821675&nbsp; published by Higginson Book Company although I can't find an author.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>And "History of the Sinclair fam. in Europe &amp; Amer. for 1100 years" by L.A. Morrison. isbn=0832810754 which could be interesting.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The former sounds interesting. How comprehensive is it? Does it talk about shropshire/Salop? </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>By the way are there many non-Scottish Sinclairs on the list? The prospect of being able to prove my assertion that I am not Scottish has peaked my interest. (Before any of the Scotts flame me my maternal genes are McKenzie from Aberdeen).</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thanks for your help/interest.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>andrew</DIV></FONT> <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> <A href="mailto:coqnord@goldstate.net" title=coqnord@goldstate.net>Richard Lower</A> </DIV> <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A href="mailto:sinclair@jump.net" title=sinclair@jump.net>sinclair@jump.net</A> </DIV> <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, June 15, 1999 8:30 PM</DIV> <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: English Sinclairs</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Andrew:&nbsp; We know that a number of Sinclair knights were in the train of William the Conqueror in 1066, and he rewarded some of them with lands in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.&nbsp; There are some details in the book The Sinclairs of England, which I have a copy.&nbsp; If you can narrow the search for me as to the locations in which your ancestors were found, and some names and dates, I will read the appropriate sections of the book and see what matches may be found.&nbsp; Some of our many scholars who are on this net may see your question and have some answers much more quickly.&nbsp; Good luck with your search!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Richard Ray Lower</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>