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Sinclair in Gaelic in Argyllshire

CAIRD:  The Anglicised form of 'Clann na ceairde', the Gaelic name of
Sinclair in Argyllshire.  In 1275, Gilfolan Kerd was arrested in Bristol
for piracy.  In 1382, Adam Kerde of Fyvie (7m SE of Turriff) was
excommunicated.  John Kerde was commissioner of Irvine in 1430 and in
1446. William Kerde was a witness at Prestwick.  Duncane McIncaird
recorded in Glenurcht in 1611 (Glenurquhart-7m W of Drumnadrochit,
Inverness-shire) Robert Kerd made 4 horseshoes for David II in 1343.  In
1632 David Kaierd died at Carmyllie (6m NW of Arbroath).
Source: Your Clan Heritage  Clan Sinclair, compiled by Alan McNie;
published by Cascade Publishing Co, Jedburgh, Scotland 1986  with the
acknowledgement to the staff members of the Scottish Room, Edinburgh
City Libraries for their assistance.  (One of those touristy small books
sold whereever tourist items are sold, in this case at The Castle.)
Looks like there could be more Sinclairs out there having an entirely
different name.

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