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Sinclairs and the Reay Fencibles
In the year 1794 the Reay Fencible Regiment was raised under Clan MacKay's
Hugh Mackay Baillie of Rosehall. This regiment contained approximately 800
men, many of my ancestors including Thomas Sinclair, and my Morrisons, and
served in Ireland from 1795 until 1802. The regiment was disbanded at
Stirling in 1802, and because of the economic conditions throughout the
northwest of Scotland, many of the former members of the regiment emigrated
as a group in 1803.
I am looking for source data relating to the regiment. Is there a military
historian amongst the Sinclair family that knows of a source for detailed
information on members of the regiment including hopefully names and towns
and shires, etc.?
My Thomas may have originated in Ross-shire, he emigrated on the ship
Fortitude or Nelly with his family including sons William and Alexander, and
was granted land in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on the Chiputne(c)ticook Ridge
later to become known as St. James Parish, Scotch Ridge and Pomeroy Ridge.
I have lots of family information on subsequent generations to share
including intermarriages with the MacKenzies, MacLeods, Pomeroys, Mathesons,
Thanks for any help that any of you can provide,
North Reading, MA, USA
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