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Re: Sinclairs in Delaware USA
Hello to Lynn and Lena and KayDev30@aol.com ---
I hope that this information may help you and those researching the
Sinclairs in or from Delaware ( USA ) ?
First , I speculate that there was a thriving Sinclair presence in what is
now the State of Delaware , originating from the period 1650-1750 .
With absolute certainty , I can state that there were Sinclairs here in
Delaware from the 1750's and thereafter !
I have the Church records or tax records from original sources to
substantiate their presence .
At least two families were "" removed "" in " Good Standing " from Delaware
Quaker Meetings to what is now the State of Pennsylvania ( USA ) -- one to
the Goshen Monthly Meeting and one family to the New Garden Monthly Meeting !
Another family was recorded at the Immanuel Episcopal Church in New Castle ,
Delaware , as was a Minister there .
All the preceding occurred in the 1700's .
I also know that one Baltimore , Maryland , Sinclair moved to the area due to
One or possibly two Sinclairs went to New York State ( USA ) in the 1800's .
They MAY have been from my Sinclair line , but if so they were original
immigrants to the USA , I believe , since my direct line of descent came from
England / Wales and they do not descend from it here the USA !
At the present time , my wife and I are the sole researchers of the William
B. Sinclair line and all his descendants here in the USA . I should add that
this line is not documented anywhere else and I do have all the branches .
Jean Grigsby has no records pertaining to his line or any of the descedents !
What we have not been able to determine is whether the Sinclairs in the few
"" Hundreds * "" that they have historically been located in here , were
closely related in the Great Britain localities where they appear to have
originated and came to this area to join other family members or "' cousins
*Delaware is divided into "" Hundreds "" , which is an ancient English term
of land division encompassing -- " a hundred families " . Also , Northern
Delaware is only 12 miles across , so it is not large to begin with !!
>From what I can determine , their religions were Quaker , Episcopal and
Presbyterian and that may provide clues yet to be resolved .
LYNN --- what is the earliest Sinclair you have for your line and at what
KayDev30@aol.com -- I hold research credentials at the Hagley Museum Library
-- If you provide me with the Census citation you could not read , I will
look at their original film records for you .
Regards to all ,
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