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We have the following SINCLAIRs (living in Ontario) married into HENDERSON 

Wilhelmina Munro2 SINCLAIR (Henry1) was born 1820 in Scotland. She was the 
daughter of Henry SINCLAIR (died before 1840). Wilhelmina died 12 Dec 1890 
in Toronto, at the age of 71, and was buried in Necropolis.  She married 
William HENDERSON 30 Sep 1840 in Montreal, Quebec. William died, and was 
buried in Necropolis.
They had 8 children:
M	i.	Henry Leach HENDERSON, born 3 Jan 1842, christened 18 Mar 1842.
M	ii.	John HENDERSON, born 12 Feb 1843, christened 9 May 1843.
M	iii.	James HENDERSON, born 17 Jun 1844, christened Dec 1861.
M	iv.	William HENDERSON, born 17 Jun 1848, christened Dec 1861.
F	v.	Wilhelmina Sinclair HENDERSON, born 31 Jan 1852.
F	vi.	Margaret HENDERSON, born 31 Mar 1852, christened Dec 1861.
M	vii.	David HENDERSON, born 8 Sep 1857, christened Dec 1861.
M	viii.	Christopher Munro HENDERSON, born 12 Dec 1860, christened Dec 1861. 
 NOTES for Wilhelmina:
RESIDENCE: 1890 - 21 Alexander Street, Toronto
MARRIAGE NOTICE: Kingston C&G Newspaper  October 3, 1840, Page 3, Column 4. 

 NOTES for William:
OCCUPATION: Merchant  RESIDENCE: 1890 - 21 Alexander Street, Toronto.

Hugh1 SINCLAIR. He married Janet McDONALD.
They had 3 children:
	776.	F	i.	Elizabeth SINCLAIR, born 1846 in Scotland. She married Davis 
HENDERSON 13 Aug 1874 in Toronto. He was born 1830 in Pennsylvania, United 
States. He was the son of Davis HENDERSON and Marto WEED.
					Notes for Davis:
					RESIDENCE: 1874 - Detroit.
	777.	M	ii.	William Howard SINCLAIR, born 25 Aug 1855, christened 7 Oct 
	778.	M	iii.	George Henderson SINCLAIR, born 29 Apr 1860, christened 18 Jun 

Flora1 SINCLAIR was born 1831. Flora died 12 Nov 1914, at the age of 83, 
and was buried in Dixon's Cemetery, Chinguacousy Twp, Peel County, Ontario. 
 She married David HENDERSON.
No children have yet been identified.

Rexdale, Ontario

-----Original Message-----
From:	milamba [SMTP:milamba@milamba.com]
Sent:	Friday, October 01, 1999 2:46 AM
To:	sinclair@mids.org

Hi Dotty,

As my cousins Niven and Donald have already said, our family lines have
strong links with the Hendersons.  There were several marriages between the 
two families, particularly in the Caithness area in Scotland, so you might
try looking there for your ancestors.  A good source is the Scots Origins
online database if you don't mind paying six pounds. (very worth it).

The use of middle names didn't really come into vogue until the early
1800's, although you'll find some before then, and they are very helpful in 
tracing your ancestors.  You can be assured that the use of the name
Sinclair as a middle name indicates a marriage to a Sinclair at an earlier
stage, quite probably the maiden name of a mother or grandmother in the
generation just prior to it's first appearance.  That was it's most common
usage to begin with.

In our particular family lines, there was a marriage between Christian
Henderson and George Sinclair and the name Henderson was given to children
in the generations following.  As far as I am able to tell it was used most 
often to show the linking between families, much as the naming patterns of
children help identify which ancestor is yours.  It can be very helpful.

There is a site on the origins of Clan Henderson at:

Historically Clan Henderson is actually listed as a sept of Clan Gunn (very 
strong ties with the Sinclair's); Clan MacNaughton and Clan MacDonald of
Glencoe.   It doesn't appear as an individual clan in "The Clans of the
Highlands of Scotland", edited by Thomas Smibert, Esq and Published by
James Hogg in 1900

I will keep an eye out for other Sinclair/Henderson marriages, but at this
point I have no record of the ones you've listed.  However, you can be
guaranteed that you won't find it that far back with a name of George St
Clair Henderson!

It's best to use the roots-web list for this kind of query - perhaps you
should join that one too!  You can find the link to join it at
http://www.mids.org/sinclair/genelist.html - I'll cross post this answer to 
there, and perhaps that will find some more information for you!

Happy hunting :)

Margaret :)

10:38 AM 29/09/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Listmembers,
>      This is my first message.  I'm researching my g-g-g-g-grandfather:
>ROBERT HENDERSON:  (1771-1854) Rich Hill, Muskingum, Ohio.  One of the
>witnesses of his Will was John Sinclair, Muskingum, OH.  Two of my
>Henderson's were:
>     There may be more, I don't know all of the children of all of the
> generations but this middlename SINCLAIR tradition spans at least 4
> generations.
>      Can anyone explain the background for this loyalty and/or tradition
> between the two clans?  Were there intermarriages?
>Appreciate any information,
>Karen Henderson
>Sunnyvale, CA

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