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Re: Patrick Sinclair of Fort Michillimackinac
Do you know any more about the people you mentioned. I think William may
have had a brother John. On William's death certificate it says that JAmes
would have been a farmer. William was either born in 1822 or 1823 in Wick.
William married in wick, in 1850 to Barbara Lyall - that is a sept of
Sinclair is it not?
Her parents were Henry Lyall and Janet Sinclair.
>From: Margaret Stokes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Patrick Sinclair of Fort Michillimackinac
>Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 17:14:39 +1100
>There was a James Sinclair that married Margaret McKay on 14 March 1822 at
>and a William Sinclair christened Feb 1823 to a James Sinclair of that
>area... Could that be them?
>At 08:08 AM 29/02/2000 , you wrote:
>>You haven't heard of James and Margaret Sinclair about 1800 ish in that
>>line have you.
>>I am struggling to connect them and their son William Sinclair born about
>>1822, wick , scotland, to any line at all.
>>Just an over hopeful querry, i would love to connect them up somewhere and
>>my nana used to mention the castle of Mey a great deal.
>>>The Ulbster family are descended from WiIliam Sinclair, the first laird
>>>Mey (where the
>>>Queen Mother now lives) who was the second son of George II, the 42nd
>>>His elder brother John was said to have been imprisoned by his father in
>>>and was said to have been crushed to death by a visit of the Master in
>>>1572. I have never
>>>believed this story which was spread by the Gordons.
>>>The Ulbsters have always been known as the "able Ulbsters" because they
>>>much academic success - a trait which is usually absent
>>>from Sinclairs. The unifying
>>>characteristic is bad temper (as you have already noted and as these
>>>At one time the Ulbsters were the largest Sinclair landowners in
>>>(when 80% of
>>>Caithness was owned by 17 Sinclair families) but death duties have eroded
>>>until it is now doubtful if Sinclairs own even 1% of
>>>Caithness Similarily, we are no longer
>>>the most common surname. That claim, according to the last census, goes
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