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RE: Donald the Sailor
I've discovered that particular discussion thread and a bit more. Have
corresponded with the relevant senders who were extremely helpful.
regards, Peter DILLON
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> Here is something more from April 8, 1999
> John firstname.lastname@example.org
> "In reference to the Donald Sinclair in my previous note: he was known
> locally as "Donald the Sailor" and traded with 2 vessels, the "Rose" and
> "Thistle," between Sarclet near Wick and Avoch in Ross-shire. His son
> William, the tacksman of Isauld Barony in Reay was assisting his father
> (Donald) to load a vessel with corn for the supply of Fort George at
> Sandside bay, when the natives of Reay mobbed him for putting corn out of
> the country, in such a year of dearth (1760). He fought in self defence,
> and being a powerful man he killed one of his assailants (named MacKay)
> had to fly the country. He held the farm of Munlochy in the Black Isle of
> Ross until 1784., when he removed to Muirends, where he died in 1788.
> family held that farm for 67 years...
> My GF (John) had searched (1902-10) info of what his father (William) had
> told him, ie. that Captain James of EIC was his Uncle...and so the
> genealogical search continues into my generation and beyond)
> Of interest, I have traced ancestors (other than Sinclairs) in Rothes
> connected to my Sinclairs from Reay, CAI. I haven't pursued any
> to Historical or Genealogical societies in Ross-shire at this time.
> John Sinclair
> This message was sent to Ed Brumby who near Rothes (Elgin, Scotland) who
> going to go see a local genealogist
> These are old E-mail addresses but perhaps they are still OK and they
> have more information by now?
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