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More Braddock/Fort Cumberland
The ill tempered Sir John St. Clair died in 1767, which would explain why he
wasn't mentioned in Clarke's 'The Siege of Fort Cumberland1776 - An Episode
in the American Revolution'. (I believe Braddock also died in the
French-Indian War, before the Revolutionary War).
Sir John St. Clair's father was Sir George St. Clair, second Baronet of
Scotland; married to Margaret Crawford.
The parents of Sir George St. Clair (second Baronet, prior to Sept 1702) were
Sir James St. Clair, "a cadet of the Sinclairs of Stevenson, Baronet of
Scotland, patent not recorded and date unknown", married Isabel, daughter of
Sir James Balfour.
Sir John St. Clair, who succeeded as 3rd Baronet before Nov 1726, inherited
only a small landed estate near Tarbet, Argyleshire. He entered the army and
served on the continent before arriving in the American colony to serve in
the French-Indian War with Braddock.
9 July 1755, SIr John was shot through the breast at Monogahela PA and
carried to camp at Little Meadows and then to Fort Cumberland, where he
stayed until the end of August.
April 1757 St. Clair was at New Brunswick for the benefit of his health but
by June he was again on the frontier of Pennsylvania preparing to join
In 1765, in poor health, he returned home to Scotland, where his estate had
been seized and sold.
17 March 1762, Sir John St. Clair married Elizabeth Moreland at St. Mary's
church, Burlington, New Jersey.
1766, he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, 28th Foot in New Jersey.
Died 26 Nov 1767. He was survived by his son Sir John St. Clair, who became
the fourth Baronet and is said to have married a daughter of Sir William
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