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Pre Conquest Sinclair in England

Sinclairs were England long before the Norman conquest. King Offa (AD 757-796) was the king of Mercia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. He was one of the most powerful Anglo-Saxon kings and controlled the territory south of the River Humber, taking in most of England. Recently, Niven has by hard work, has  identified Sinclair names from the Doomsday Book. Many of names identified are pre conquest names. 

Philippe Sinclair who died 844 was the first one who we can clearly identify.  He was  in the   Earl of Tarleton. The  Barons of Sinclair. Were Tudur 1 and 2, Raymond, Trilla, Quinna.  The original Holy Light (Saint Clair) title Holders were men who protected the Merovingian kings of France.  Charlemagne sent to his friend and correspondent, Offa, king of Mercia. Sinclairs  around 780.  Interestingly enough the spelling was then Sinclair. This is the list of  people bearing the title Sinclair in pre conquest Mercia in the  Earldom of Tarleton and Barony of Sinclair  are . Sinclair, Adelphia; Sinclair, Albert; Sinclair, Bonner; Sinclair, Bonner (1); Sinclair, Dauphine; Sinclair, Duvessa Alpina; Sinclair, Lauretta; Sinclair, Neva; Sinclair, Paulin; Sinclair, Paulina; Sinclair, Peter; Sinclair, Philippe; Sinclair, Quinna; Sinclair, Raymond; Sinclair, Trilla; Sinclair, Tudur; Sinclair, Tudur (1). The multiple names designated by (1) are repeated names in different generations.