[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: My Sinclair Connections.
Could it be that your Catherine Sinclair (Dunbeath) was born
in 1810, and her parents were William Sinclair (b1782)and Margaret Harrow ?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 9:59 AM
Subject: My Sinclair Connections.
> I joined the Sinclair Discussion Group yesterday and in compliance with
> 'rules', I am writing to outline my Sinclair connections.
> Although having lived in France for the last 25 years, I am New Zealand
> My Great-grandfather Peter Sinclair CLARK, emigrated to New Zealand in the
> early 1860s. He was a cooper from Lybster in Caithness and his father,
> Sinclair Clark owned a fishing boat and fished out of Lybster.
> Sinclair Clark's wife was Catherine SINCLAIR of Dunbeath. Catherine and
> Sinclair's handsome grave is in Clyth Cemetary and is located right next
> the Clyth 'standing' stone.
> I have another Sinclair connection from Shetland. The above mentioned
> Clark met and married in New Zealand one Mary RUSSELL (Rusland), from
> Scalloway, Shetland. Her Paternal Grandmother was one Anne SCOTT whose
> (co-incidentally) was also a Catherine SINCLAIR.
> There is an interesting reference to this Scott family in Sir Walter
> little book "The Voyage of the Pharos", which was written in diary form
> he sailed around the North and West of Scotland in 1814 with Robert
> Stevenson, designer of Bell Rock Lighthouse and Grandfather to RLS.
> Although our Sinclair connection came through the maternal lines, the
> has (at last count) approximately nine boys, including my Grandson, with
> Sinclair as a Christian name. (Lest we forget!)
> In my family research, I have not been able to establish why my
> Grandfather (born 1800), had Sinclair as a Christian name. I have
> that perhaps he was given it in honour of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster,
> did so much for the community of Lybster in the late 1700s.
> Should you require further details such as dates etc, I would be happy to
> provide these.
> Antonia Goodland-Clark.
> [ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org
> [ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, email@example.com
[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html