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Re: South Africa : Sinclair
Bill from New Jersey,
There seems to be many familiar locations and names in both of our
families. Old family records and unidentified photos tell a similar story.
To begin with the names-for at least three generations our branch of the
Sinclairs seemed to use the same names, sometimes several first cousins with
the same name. For example-
Generation 1- James Sinclair born abt 1789 and Barbra Groat Children born in
2- Alexander 1830-settled in Galt Ont as per family history.
John 1818 at Gard Orkney
, James 1821
George 1823 was postmaster in St. Margaret's
William 1825- farmer in Olad Orkney
Isaac 1827 farmer in Olad Orkney
Robert 1832 settled St. Margaret's Hope,
3. William (1862)- settled in Middletown, NY initially- I
have some pictures.
Mary 1865 possibly married McMehan in New Jersey
Alexander 1872 prospected gold in S.
Africa with a relative-then
to New York
and three other unknown children (1
4. Ann -descendants in Boston
Raymond (so the pattern ended when they got to
Mildred- descendants in NY State
Aside from the naming patterns that are similar to yours, a family history
noted that there was family (from generation 3 above) in Aberdeen and I have
two family photos from Aberdeen. Also there was an Aunt Naomi from New
Jersey-unknown relationship. Also noted from generation three above-children
in Australia, two in Liverpool, also in Barbsley, Glasgow and Yorkshire.
Maybe we have a link- Sincerely, Marilyn - Orkney- Western NY
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