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Re: SINCLAIR of Canisbay, Caithness

Hi Marilyn
I asked a similaar qwuestion about 50 year anniversries as we had my
grandparents, my father and mother, both his brothers and their wives reach
the same milestone! Dad and Mum lived on a lot longer as they reached 60
years, both dying at 91 seven years apart.
At 08:45  2/11/99 -0500, you wrote:
>     Here is an article from my gr-gr-grandparents 50th wedding anniverary
>the early 1900's.  Will write morwe later, must get to work.
>From a newspaper article from the Orkney Islands-
>    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinclair, Oyce, attained their jubilee of marraiage 
>on Wednesday of this week, having been married by Rev. Peter G. Gilrath, 
>parish minister (who died this month) on 16th June 1859.  As Mr. Sinclair 
>went to the island of Swona for his better half, Miss Allan, the marriage 
>ceremony took place there.  This created no small stir, as there had been no 
>such ceremony on that island within the memory of the inhabitants of that 
>time.  Mrs. Sinclair's brother still resides in Swona, while she has a 
>widowed sister in St. Margaret's Hope.  The happy pair were both of the same 
>age, 26, when united together and have now reached the ripe age of 76
>They have spent those fifty years in peace and prosperity; all of their 
>friends and well-wishers desire that their latter end may be even better
>their beginning; and they have received many tokens of friendship and 
>goodwill from far and near on this auspicious occasion.  It should be 
>mentioned that Mr. Sinclair like all who bear that ancient and honoured
>represents a branch of the famous "St. Clairs of the Isles."  Belonging to 
>his family were eight brothers, namely, Malcolm, Alexander, John, James, 
>George, William, Isaac, and Robert.  Only two are still alive- Alexander who 
>has for a number of years resided in Galt, Toronto,  and Robert, whose
>wedding has just taken place.  George Sinclair was well known as the 
>respected postmaster of St. Margaret's Hope, while William and Isaac were 
>farmers at Lower and Upper Olad, and John at Gard, near to one another.  Mr. 
>and Mrs. Robert Sinclair have had a large family of eleven children, while 5 
>sons and 5 daughters are still alive, some of them being abroad.  There is 
>one in Africa, one in Australia, two in America, two in Liverpool, one in 
>Glasgow, one in Barbsley, Yorkshire, and one at home.  As far as 
>grandchildren, they number eighteen.  At present the aged couple are cheered 
>and comforted by the presence of their son, William along with his wife from 
>New York, who have timed their visit for this happy event.  Old Mr. Sinclair 
>in his younger days was very fond of music and for 14 years was the
>of St. Mary's Kirk under the Rev. Messre??(hard to read copy), Walker and 
>Forbes.  And for 14 years he resided in Olad- 1861-1875- before he came to 
>his present residence.
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