Do you have any idea then how this Thomas Sinclair ties back
into the Sinclairs, I suppose, that he came with Duke William and received
lands of him. Or did some of the Scotts Sinclair drift down into
England later. Morrison says: Hamo St. Clair
s/o Hamo/Hamon brother of William the seemly, had lands in Sussex among
other places. He had a home at Rye, Sussex.
Is this really where Gen Gage's and Gen. St.
Clair's lines connect?
The Sinclairs of Aldham, Igtham, Burstow,
etc i.e. of Kent, Sussex
invariably failed to leave male heirs and that is why there are
so few of
that name left in England. For example, Thomas Sinclair of the
of Stene died on 6th May, 1435, aged only 34. leaving his
properties and possessions to his three daughters,
who married (1) William Lovel (2) Richard
married Sir Richard
who married Sir John GAGE, ancestor of the Viscounts