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st. ninians churchyard help
« on: Wednesday 14 January 09 17:46 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for Sinclair relatives supposedly buried in the St. Niniancs Churchyard. 
John Sinclair born about 1796 died 12-23-1856 shows buried in St. Ninians churchyard.
his wife Margaret (?bennett) born about 1796 died between 1841 and 1851
their daughter Ann born 5-5-1824 died ?after 1841

any help or guidance greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 January 09 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Have locked other thread with this request to avoid duplication and confusion. Meanwhile, perhaps you could let us know where in Scotland St. Ninian's is so we might find information or suggest where you could search next.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 January 09 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the help - I am new to this site and am learning to navigate it.  St Ninians is near Bannockburn in the county of Stirling. 


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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 January 09 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Old St Ninians churchyard is locked up at the moment due to a fit of paranoidic hysteria in case a headstone should fall on someone.





Your best bet would be an email to the very helpful folks at Stirling Council Cemeteries Department.

Cheers.
Ferguson (Stirling & Parish of Kincardine) Stevenson (Bannockburn) Cowan (Stirling) McLean (Glasgow, Dundee & Skye)

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 January 09 22:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the  pictures and information.  I will send an email to the Stirling Council.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 January 09 22:51 GMT (UK) »
According to the pre-1855 MI Book for East Stirlingshire, there are 2 stones in the Churchyard to Sinclairs but not the ones you've mentioned.

Listed is:

1.
1851
William Sinclair and Agnes Christie (most likely his wife)

and next to the above

2.
W S A C (probably William Sinclair and Agnes Christie)

There are a further 26 stones similar to No. 2 (above) which only bear sets of initials (The surname could be anything beginning with S), but none of them have either I S or J S and an M ?.

(The letters I is quite often used instead of J).

This doesn't mean they aren't buried there, simply that there isn't a stone.

There are however, 2 Sinclair stones in Holy Rude Churchyard, they are:

1.
John Sinclair died August 1864
Mary Robertson his wife died February 1865
Son John died 9.11.1920 age 66
His wife Helen Miller died 19.6.1940 age 80
Thomas Robertson Sinclair, M.B., Ch.B., died 10.4.1929 age 40
John Sinclair died 3.3.1960
His wife Agnes Paxton died 1.3.1961
William Miller died 6.2.1896 age 57

2.
Duncan Sinclair died b. 9.7.1806, d. 15.2.1883
Flora Duncan Sinclair b. 16.9.1846, d. 17.2.1847
Janet Brown Sinclair b. 18.11.1818, d. 8.1.1876
John Sinclair b. 23.9.1849, d 27.1.1874
Janet Sinclair b. 25.6.1856, d. 26.6.1874
Ann Boyd Sinclair b. 10.08.1853, d. 10.3.1876
Charlotte Campbell b.4.9.1842, d. 25.12.1907
Annie Campbell Jack b. 3.5.1878, d. 3.5.1936
James Simpson Jack b. 31.12.1877, d. 14.2.1950
Erected by grandson John McIntosh Sinclair aged 71 in 1942

These MI's are all abbreviated so in the case of No. 2 (above) it's very difficult to figure out the relationships between the Sinclairs, Jacks and Campbells

Anne.

P.S. I also checked St. Ninian's New Churchyard (which surrounds the Church) but there's no Sinclair stones listed there either.

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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 15 January 09 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the info.  I do have John Sinclairs death record which  shows he died 12-23-1861 and that he is buried in the St. Ninians Churchyard.  You are probably right that there just isn't a grave marker ( I have run into this before).  I will look into the other Sinclairs info that you have provided,  maybe they are related.  Thanks so much for your help!
Joanne

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 January 09 00:14 GMT (UK) »
oops!  the death date for John Sinclair in the previous post should be 12-23-1856.  Thanks

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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 January 09 02:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I think the St Ninians old cemetery burial register is at the Stirling Achives. I'm sure thats were I looked up the details of my gggrandfather who died in 1855. I was told a few years ago that it was the watchtower that was the danger but if I contacted the council I may be able to be escorted to the grave. I was thinking of sneaking in through an unlocked gate (and pretending that I was a lost Australian) but council workman were sitting in a truck just outside it eating lunch.

Andy