The Sinclair's

First Generation  


1. Hugh Sinclair .

General Notes: Hugh may be a descended from John Sinclair who moved from Knockbain near Beauly, Inverness to Culdean, Nairn, Scotland where he had a son Hugh Sinclair c.May 18, 1688 who m. on May 3, 1713 in Petty, Inverness Anne McPhaile.

Hugh married Beatrix McIntyre.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Hugh Sinclair was born on 1 Jul 1777 in Croy And Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland and died on 25 May 1865 in Westwood, Asphodel Twp., Peterborough City, Ontario aged 87.

  Second Generation  



2. Hugh Sinclair was born on 1 Jul 1777 in Croy And Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland and died on 25 May 1865 in Westwood, Asphodel Twp., Peterborough City, Ontario aged 87.

Death Notes: Buried at Westwood Cemetery

Noted events in his life were:

Immigration: 1832, Montreal. Sailed from Leith, Scotland and then by coach and boat to Cobourg from Montreal.

Extra Notes: I have said his birthplace is Beauly, since this is the present day village that you can find on the map. I visited in 1989. Croy and Dalcross is the name of a parish that is right in the area, I'd say within 1 or 2 miles away. When I looked up the birth records in Edinburg, I found a fiche for a Hugh born in 1777, but I see the date is within a month of the date that was given in some of the records my dad received from others. Same Hugh? Don't know for sure, but this Hugh was christened 6 days after his birth in Croy and Dalcross.

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Hugh married Margaret McFarlane.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 3 F    i. Janet Margaret Sinclair was born on 12 Jan 1799 in Rosshire, Scotland and died on 31 Oct 1886 in Niagara Falls, New York aged 87.

+ 4 M    ii. Robert Sinclair was born in 1801 and died on 13 Aug 1886 aged 85.

Hugh next married Elizabeth Jane Williamson, daughter of James Williams(On) and Catherine Wigton. Elizabeth was born in Nairn, Scotland, died in 1888, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 F    i. Catherine Sinclair was born in 1806 in Scotland and died on 23 Feb 1855 aged 49.

   6 M    ii. Hugh Sinclair was christened on 8 Dec 1807 in Inverness, Scotland and died in 1870 in Niagara Falls aged 63.

Death Notes: He died sometime before this date.

Hugh married Margaret Campbell on 8 Jun 1838.

+ 7 M    iii. James Sinclair was born in 1809, died on 12 Feb 1877 aged 68, and was buried in Pine Grove, Keene, Ontario.

   8 M    iv. William Sinclair was born in 1811, died on 24 Nov 1868 aged 57, and was buried in Westwood, Asphodel Twp., Peterborough City, Ontario.

William married Jane Pritchard on 16 May 1838. Jane was buried in Westwood, Asphodel Twp., Peterborough City, Ontario.

+ 9 F    v. Sarah Sinclair was born in 1814 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland and died on 16 Jul 1897 aged 83.

+ 10 F    vi. Elizabeth Sinclair was born in 1816, died on 24 Apr 1892 aged 76, and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

+ 11 F    vii. Ann Sinclair was born in Sep 1819 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland, died on 2 Mar 1868 in Ontonabee, Ontario aged 48, and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

   12 F    viii. Isabel Sinclair was born on 26 Jan 1820 in Inverness, Scotland and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

Isabel married George Whittaker on 3 Oct 1843 in Colborne District, Upper Canada. George was born in Ireland.

Noted events in his life were:

Immigration: 1842, Canada.

+ 13 M    ix. John Sinclair was born on 24 Feb 1824 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland, died on 7 May 1901 in Beamsville, Ontario aged 77, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

+ 14 M    x. Robert Sinclair was born on 16 Apr 1828 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland and died on 1 Feb 1914 in Oshawa, Ontario aged 85.

+ 15 M    xi. Alexander Sinclair died on 30 Jan 1909.

  Third Generation  



3. Janet Margaret Sinclair was born on 12 Jan 1799 in Rosshire, Scotland and died on 31 Oct 1886 in Niagara Falls, New York aged 87.

Janet married James Fraser on 28 Dec 1821 in Urray, Inverness, Ross & Cromarty, Kiltarlity, Scotland. James was born in 1795 and died on 31 Oct 1845 aged 50.

Death Notes: He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Colborne, Ontario

Children from this marriage were:

   16 F    i. Margaret Fraser was born in 1824 in Inverness, Scotland.

Margaret married Alva Cluck in 1851 in Lewiston, New York. Alva was born in Niagara Falls, New York.

   17 M    ii. Robert Fraser

4. Robert Sinclair was born in 1801 and died on 13 Aug 1886 aged 85.

Death Notes: He was buried in the Union Cemetery,Cobourg, Ontario

Robert married Marjorie Davey.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 18 M    i. Robert Sinclair was born in 1829 in Aberdour, Scotland, died on 23 May 1913 aged 84, and was buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

Robert next married Margaret Paton. Margaret was born in 1809, died on 5 Feb 1888 in Cobourg, Ontario aged 79, and was buried in Cobourg, Ontario.

Burial Notes: Union Cemetery

The child from this marriage was:

   19 M    i. Eliza Sinclair .

5. Catherine Sinclair was born in 1806 in Scotland and died on 23 Feb 1855 aged 49.

Death Notes: She is buried in Salem Cemetery, Colborne, Ontario.

Catherine married William George Harper in 1833. William was born in 1802 in Northern Ireland and died on 5 Sep 1877 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario aged 75.

Death Notes: Died in a house fire.

General Notes: Before 1839, William George Harper and Catherine Sinclair were living in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario and William George Harper obtained a farm there in 1841.

Children from this marriage were:

   20 F    i. Elizabeth Harper was born on 18 Feb 1834 in Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario and died on 15 Oct 1920 in Conecon, ON aged 86.

   21 M    ii. George Harper was born in 1836 and died on 17 Sep 1886 aged 50.

George married Mary Halstead. Mary was born on 20 Aug 1839 and died on 9 Mar 1922 aged 82.

   22 F    iii. Jane A Harper was born in 1837.

   23 M    iv. William Harper was born in 1839.

7. James Sinclair was born in 1809, died on 12 Feb 1877 aged 68, and was buried in Pine Grove, Keene, Ontario.

James married Jane McCutcheon in Feb 1837. Jane was buried in Pine Grove, Keene, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

   24 F    i. Margaret Sinclair .

   25 F    ii. Bella Sinclair .

   26 F    iii. Annie Sinclair .

   27 F    iv. Christina Sinclair .

   28 F    v. Margaret (Teenie) Sinclair .

   29 F    vi. Isobel Sinclair .

   30 F    vii. Ann Sinclair .

   31 F    viii. Elizabeth Sinclair .

   32 F    ix. Sarah Sinclair .

   33 M    x. Robert Sinclair .

   34 M    xi. John Sinclair .

9. Sarah Sinclair was born in 1814 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland and died on 16 Jul 1897 aged 83.

Sarah married John Neilson in Quebec. John died in 1835.

Marriage Notes: Met on the ship coming to Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

   35 M    i. Hugh Neilson was born on 13 Mar 1833 in Ontonabee, Ontario.

   36 M    ii. John Neilson was born on 13 Nov 1834 in Ontonabee, Ontario.

Sarah next married James Cameron. James was born in 1806 and died in 1893 aged 87.

Children from this marriage were:

   37 F    i. Elizabeth Cameron was born on 16 Jan 1838.

   38 F    ii. Mary Cameron .

   39 M    iii. John Cameron .

   40 F    iv. James Cameron .

   41 M    v. William Cameron .

   42 F    vi. Anne Cameron .

   43 F    vii. Margaret Cameron .

   44 F    viii. Sarah Cameron .

10. Elizabeth Sinclair was born in 1816, died on 24 Apr 1892 aged 76, and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

Elizabeth married James Campbell in Feb 1838. James died in 1877 and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

   45 M    i. son

   46 F    ii. Isabella Campbell .

11. Ann Sinclair was born in Sep 1819 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland, died on 2 Mar 1868 in Ontonabee, Ontario aged 48, and was buried in Centenary Methodist Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario.

Ann married John McFarland. John was born in Dec 1802, died on 27 Aug 1865 in Ontonabee, Ontario aged 62, and was buried in Pine Grove, Keene, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

   47 F    i. Sarah McFarland .

   48 M    ii. Malcolm McFarland .

13. John Sinclair was born on 24 Feb 1824 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland, died on 7 May 1901 in Beamsville, Ontario aged 77, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

Birth Notes: May have been born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

John married Jane Jordan. Jane was born in Ireland, died on 19 Mar 1888 in Colborne, Ontario, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 49 M    i. Hugh Sinclair was born on 14 Oct 1850.

   50 M    ii. James Alexander Sinclair was born on 14 Oct 1852, died on 20 Dec 1882 in Colborne, Ontario aged 30, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: a doctor.

James married Emma Rosetta Kilborn, daughter of Cyrus Kilborn and Maria, on 22 Jan 1878 in Beamsville, Ontario.

   51 F    iii. Rachell L Sinclair was born on 14 Feb 1854, died on 19 Nov 1878 aged 24, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

   52 M    iv. David Sinclair was born on 4 Jul 1855 and died on 6 Jun 1864 aged 8.

   53 F    v. Janet E Sinclair was born in 1856, died on 12 Aug 1884 aged 28, and was buried in Salem Cemetary, Colborne, Ontario.

   54 F    vi. Margaret A Sinclair was born on 17 Dec 1860 and died on 17 Jun 1864 aged 3.

   55 F    vii. Mary Bella Sinclair died on 11 Jul 1864.

   56 M    viii. D William Sinclair .

14. Robert Sinclair was born on 16 Apr 1828 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland and died on 1 Feb 1914 in Oshawa, Ontario aged 85.

Robert married Martha Tilley. Martha was born in 1835 and died on 8 Jan 1884 aged 49.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 57 F    i. Christina Sinclair .

+ 58 M    ii. John James Sinclair was born on 30 Sep 1856 in Bowmanville, Ontario and died on 14 Jul 1926 in Amherstburg, ON aged 69.

   59 M    iii. William Sinclair .

   60 M    iv. Robert Sinclair .

+ 61 F    v. Ann Sinclair .

   62 F    vi. Minerva Sinclair .

Minerva married Dr. Amos.

Minerva next married Dr. Fissette.

   63 F    vii. Gertrude Sinclair .

Gertrude married James Deyman.

   64 M    viii. Norman Sinclair .

Norman married Molly.

Robert next married Emily Strutt.

Children from this marriage were:

   65 M    i. Roderick Sinclair .

+ 66 M    ii. Rawlinson Sinclair died on 31 May 1968 in Kingston, Ontario.

   67 F    iii. Kathleen Sinclair .

Kathleen married Living

+ 68 F    iv. Hazel Sinclair .

   69 F    v. Islay Sinclair .

15. Alexander Sinclair died on 30 Jan 1909.

Alexander married Isabella Taylor in 1853.

Alexander next married Mary Macmillan.

Children from this marriage were:

   70 F    i. Sarah Sinclair

+ 71 F    ii. Janet Sinclair was born in 1862, died on 7 Dec 1950 in Nottawa aged 88, and was buried in United Church, Ottawa.

   72 F    iii. Mary Sinclair

   73 F    iv. Elizabeth Sinclair

   74 F    v. Margaret Sinclair

   75 M    vi. Sandy Sinclair

   76 M    vii. Robert Sinclair

   77 M    viii. Daniel Sinclair

  Fourth Generation  



18. Robert Sinclair was born in 1829 in Aberdour, Scotland, died on 23 May 1913 aged 84, and was buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: civil servant, Indian Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario.

Robert married Elizabeth Morrison, daughter of David Colville and Unknown.

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: a doctor.

The child from this marriage was:

   78 M    i. Robert Victor Sinclair was born on 24 May 1861 in Forestville, New York.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: lawyer.

Robert married Daisy King in Aug 1887.

49. Hugh Sinclair was born on 14 Oct 1850.

Hugh married Agnes Allen on 31 Aug 1876 in Beamsville, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 79 M    i. James Allen Sinclair was born in 1879 in Beamsville, Ontario and died in 1960 aged 81.

   80 M    ii. William Sinclair .

   81 F    iii. Ann Sinclair .

   82 M    iv. John Sinclair was born in 1886 in Beamsville, Ontario.

57. Christina Sinclair .

Christina married Paul Tribilcock.

Children from this marriage were:

   83 M    i. Frank Tribilcock .

   84 M    ii. Arthur Tribilcock .

58. John James Sinclair was born on 30 Sep 1856 in Bowmanville, Ontario and died on 14 Jul 1926 in Amherstburg, ON aged 69.

John married Marion Kathleen Torrance in 1878 in Oshawa, Ontario. Marion was born in 1856 and died in 1895 in St Catharines, Ontario aged 39.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Moved: 1885, St Catharines, Ontario.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 85 M    i. Norman Albert Sinclair was born on 2 Oct 1880 in Bowmanville, Ontario and died in 1953 in Milton, County Of Halton, Ontario aged 73.

+ 86 F    ii. Sybil Gertrude Sinclair was born on 4 Mar 1882 in Bowmanville, Ontario and died on 19 May 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 86.

   87 F    iii. Martha Sinclair was born in 1883 and died in 1899 aged 16.

   88 M    iv. Hugh Cameron Sinclair was born on 19 Nov 1893 in St Catharines, Ontario and died on 17 Sep 1916 in Battle Of Courcellette aged 22.

Death Notes: He was on a reconniance mission and did not return. His body was never recovered.

Noted events in his life were:

Military: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), 15 Sep 1915. Private 24th Bn Service #142298
Courcelette

The Battles of the Somme: Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15 - 22 September 1916

From early August Haig had steadfastly envisaged a large scale breakthrough offensive timed for mid-September. Fourth Army's eventual plan required an attack by 11 Divisions, supported by tanks, on a front of 12,000 yards, facing Courcelette in the north, to Lesboeufs and Morval in the south - the area pin-pointed for penetration and cavalry exploitation.

An intense preliminary bombardment began on 12 September and at 6.20am on Friday 15 September the advance began in mist and smoke. XIV Corps attack, on the extreme right, where hopes of breakthrough were pinned, fared badly; 56th Division and 6th Division lost heavily as tanks and artillery support failed to neutralise vital defensive positions; the Guards Division, amidst much confusion, advanced north-east of Ginchy some 2,000 yards but ended up short of its final objectives. XV Corps, in the centre, had better success and its Divisions made the greatest advances; tanks played a vital role especially in support of the 41st and New Zealand Divisions for the capture of Flers. Further to the left III Corps made progress but at a heavy cost; 47th Division suffered badly clearing High Wood, but the adjacent 50th Division was by nightfall close to the German third position. 15th (Scottish) Division captured, with minimal tank support, all its objectives (including Martinpuich) and on the extreme left of the attack 2nd Canadian Division (Reserve Army) was in Courcelette by evening.

Despite some notable successes the day's principal objectives were not gained; there was no dramatic breakthrough. Costly attacks continued over the next few days effecting some small gains; but over a week was to elapse before a renewed major assault could be made on Lesboeufs and Morval.

Memorial: Vimy Memorial, France. Hugh's body was never recovered.

John next married Margaret Alice Bleackley in 1906. Margaret was born in 1870 in Bolton, England, died on 20 Jan 1958 in Amherstburg, ON aged 88, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetary.

Children from this marriage were:

   89 M    i. John Sinclair was born in 1906 in Queenston, Ontario and died in 1908 in Queenston, Ontario aged 2.

+ 90 M    ii. James Cameron Sinclair was born on 17 Nov 1908 in Queenston, Ontario, died on 12 Mar 1994 in Stouffville, Ontario aged 85, and was buried in Ringwood Cemetary.

61. Ann Sinclair .

Ann married Vanstones.

The child from this marriage was:

   91 F    i. Living

Living married Living

66. Rawlinson Sinclair died on 31 May 1968 in Kingston, Ontario.

Death Notes: Kingston General Hospital

Rawlinson married Living

The child from this marriage was:

+ 92 M    i. Living

68. Hazel Sinclair .

Hazel married Sam Gordon.

Children from this marriage were:

   93 M    i. Robert Sinclair Gordon .

   94 M    ii. David Edward Gordon .

71. Janet Sinclair was born in 1862, died on 7 Dec 1950 in Nottawa aged 88, and was buried in United Church, Ottawa.

Janet married William Buckingham in 1883. William died in 1940.

Children from this marriage were:

   95 F    i. Living

+ 96 F    ii. Living

   97 F    iii. Living

   98 M    iv. Living

   99 M    v. Living

+ 100 F    vi. Maude Buckingham died in 1923.  

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