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Another William Sinclair?
For those of you attempting to relate the various William Sinclairs or
William Sinklers or William St. Clairs of Pennsylvania, Delaware and
Maryland, here is more fuel for the fire--no answers just fuel.
1. From the "History of York County, Pennsylvania," Vol. 1, by George R.
Page 990-1: Hopewell Township taxables for 1783 included James St. Clair
(100 acres, 85 pounds) and William St. Clair (110 acres, 57 pounds).
Page 996: "Historical Notes -- William Sinclair, an officer in the
Revolution, owned what was later known as Henry's Mill in Hopewell
Township. He died in 1817 and was buried with the honors of war in the old
Round Hill graveyard."
2. From the "History of York County, Pennsylvania" by I.D. Rupp:
Page 581: The following persons were recommended by the Court..., in 1749,
to the Governors, to keep public houses of entertainment, viz: Michael
Swoop, George Mendinhall, ... , and William Sinkler."
Page 582: "26 March 1750 ... appointed Overseers of the poor: for
Yorktown, William Sinkler amd Michael Lamb;"
3. From "The Hopewell Townships, York County, Pennsylvania, Original
Pennsylvania Land Records," Vol. 7, by Neal Otto Hively:
Page 25, 27: Round Hill Church Families, 1782-1794: James Sinclair, Sr.
(earliest record - 1794) and James Sinclair, Jr. (earliest record - 1794).
Page 50: 10 Sep 1750, warrant of 50 acres in Springfield-North Hopewell
Townships to William Sinkler.
Page 51: 5 Sep 1794, warrant of 100 acres in Springfield Township
(Blackoak Ridge) to William Sinkler, Jr.
Page 51-2: 16 Jan 1768, warrant of 100 acres in Springfield-North Hopewell
Townships to William Sinkler, Jr.
Page 95: 20 Feb 1767, warrant of 1090 acres in Hopewell Township (The
Comb) to William Sinclair.
Page 180: 6 Aug 1753, warrant of 50 acres in North Hopewell-York
Townships (Gum Spring) to James Sinklair. 66.105 acres surveyed to William
Sinklair, Jr. (or "St. Clear") on 20 Nov 1766.
Page 181: 18 Dec 1751, warrant of 50 acres in North Hopewell Township
(Sinklar's Quarter) to William Sinclair.
Page 181: 2 Oct 1766, warrant of 200 acres in North Hopewell Township
(Sideling Ground) to William St. Clair (or "Sinnclair").
Page 181: 2 Oct. 1766, warrant of 100 acres in North Hopewell Township
(Addition to Sinklar's Quarter) to William St. Clair, Jr. (or "Sinclair").
Page 184: 14 Jan 1767, warrant of 100 acres in North Hopewell Township
(Sinkler's Folly) to William Sinclair, Jr.
Page 184: 2 Aug 1794, warrant of 30 acres in North Hopewell Township to
For further information about these warrants, and the associated surveys
and patents, buy the book.
Note that the earliest of these warrants is dated 1750. The William
Sinkler of primary interest to me (married Phebe Gleave in Chester county
in 1709) died in 1757 and had sons named William and James. However, this
James was married in Chester county in 1762 and moved to Virginia in 1764.
If anyone has any knowledge of the origins of the Sinclairs in York county,
Pennsylvania, please post a note to the mailing list. Others feel free to
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