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Re: Dugald Sinclair [1777-1870] Baptist minister of Lochgilphead who sailed toOntario in 1831 with 1/2 his flock!
Hi Juli, I was off-line for a few days, or I would have replied earlier.
Here is the information in Donald Whyte's "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants
to Canada Before Confederation"
SINCLAIR, Rev. Dugald, 25 May, 1777 - 18 Oct. 1870. From Lochgilphead or
Ardrishaig, Arg. brother of Donald Sinclair, qv. To Quebec, probably on the Deveron, 1831; settled Lobo Township, Middlesex Co., Ont. and was active in Kent County. Baptist preacher and leader of a group of emigrants. Married Christina Sinclair, qv. Children: Dugald, 1826-92; Maria Donalda, 1828-80; John, 1829-59; Malcolm, 1831-45; Rev. Colin b. 1834; Mary Ann, b. 1836; Rev. Archibald, b. 1838; Duncan, b. 1840.
His sons Dugald and John are also there:
SINCLAIR, Dugald, 1826-12 May, 1892. From Ardrishaig, Arg., son of Rev. Dugald and Christina. To Lobo Twp, Middlesex Co., Ontario 1831, married Flora McCowan, 1827-88. children: Margaret M. b. 1855, Malcolm, b. 1858, Christina Isabella
SINCLAIR, John, 17 July, 1829-6 Dec. 1879. From Ardrishaig, Arg. son of Rev D. and C. To Lobo .....farmer. Registrar of Deeds, Lambton County, 1876-79. Married Mary, daughter of Duncan McKellar, and Elizabeth Rothwell. Children:
Alexander Edward, b. 1860; DMary Ann, 1862-95; christina, 1873-99; Katherine M. 1865-1900; Elizabeth Jane, b. 1868; Alice; Emma.
I'm listing all of this information, because I know Rick Sinclair on this list
is also interested in Sinclairs in Middelsex County (especially a Richard S., and Archibald S., who was supposed to be the original settler of that area in 1826.
Perhaps Archibald was the drawing card for the next wave in 1831. A connection? Rick, are you still with us? Can you make a connection with Juli's information?
I've seen the name "Maria Donalda Sinclair" in other information I have, but it's on paper. that means A LOT of reading tonight. I'll let you know what I've
PS in your next message, you wrote 3 brothers went to Yakima .... Are these brothers of the Rev. Dugald, or his sons, or 3 entirely different brothers?
The names don't coincide.
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