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Re: THE Bruce
At 11:41 27/03/00 +1200, you wrote:
Thanks to all who took the time to explain why
"THE Bruce'. I thought it
would probably be simple and straightforward and so it was.
I had heard of people called (eg) The McNeill, but hadn't transferred
concept to Robert the Bruce - a lack of lateral thinking
Now I am interested in the Jewish Sinclairs which our 'little saint'
mentioned. Has their Jewishness come through the maternal line or
another reason for this combination? Niven, I hope you can
tell us more.
Thank you all.
The late Dr Hugh Macdonald Sinclair, the eminent nutritionist,was one of
advanced scientists of his day. He was Churchill's adviser on the
during the war whilst his cousin, Sir Archibald Sinclair, was Minister of
came from the Ulbster Branch of the family.
During our discussions (usually on the family genealogy on which he was
he used to tell me that his Godfather, the Earl of Dysart, claimed that
were the 'lost tribe of Israel'. That may be open to
challenge but there can be no
doubt that there are many Sinclairs who adhere to the Jewish faith.
And, in that
faith, as in others, they have risen to the top.
Rabbi Daniel Sinclair,who was previously the Minister at the Edinburgh
was appointed to the prestigious post as Head of the Jewish College in
At the time of his appointment Rabbi Sinclair said that he wished to
links between the Jewish College and the University of London from which
he had received his Doctorate in Law.
During his career Dr Daniel Sinclair also lectured at the Monash
Melbourne, Australia where he met his wife, Deborah. They now have
On the other side of the Atlantic we find a Rabbi Yaacov Sinclair in New
on looking through the history of the New Hampshire Sinclair, I find a
Sinclair, an Aaron J. Sinclair, a Benjamin Sinclair, a Joshua Sinclair, a
Sinclair, a Levi Mortimer St Clair, Levi Hunt St Clair, a Solomon St
Clair etc. and
whilst these names are not solely Jewish they do reflect an astonishing
with the Old Testament and the Torah.
To balance the picture, I also found a Napoleon Boneparte Sinclair,
Washington Sinclairs, Hannibal Cicero St Clair, James Madison St Clair,
Jefferson St Clair, Charles Grandison St Clair, Calvin St Clair, Caleb
Clair, Orison Thayer St Clair, Orville St Clair, Benjamin Franklyn
St Clair etc.
The Sinclairs married into the Levi family in the South of France in the
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