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William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« on: Friday 25 June 10 04:21 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help me with any family information re William Sinclair of Stroma Island, Caithness, Scotland. I know he was there in the year 1812-1813.  One of his sons, Alexander Sinclair, was a mariner and he married Margaret?. His indenture papers show him to be son of William Sinclair, Stroma island.  I am very keen to find the right William Sinclair for my genealogy work.  Please can you help at all.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 June 10 14:26 BST (UK) »
hi Clematis

welcome to rootschat  :)

do you know when alexander was born ?

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 June 10 20:27 BST (UK) »
 william sinclair born stroma 1790 - 1841 married jane sinclair 1793 - 1876. they had williamina 1814 - 1898, william 1817 -, christian 1824 -, mary 1824 -, john 1827 -, alexander 1829 -, andrew 1831 -, margaret 1833 -, james jolly - 1836 - 1901, walter 1839 - ,
williams parents were william sinclair and elizabeth/elspet kennedy.

william died in the pentland firth on his way to answer a court summons in kirkwall in 1841

this info came from several family trees so dont know how accurate it is! but there is quite a lot of info about this couple
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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 June 10 21:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your information..  This William Sinclair may be the brother of my Alexander Sinclair as Alexander was born 1790 to 1798.  He was indentured in 1913 for 3 years, subsequently becoming a Mariner.  Alexander Sinclair married Margaret   ???? at possibly North Shields, England as she was from here and had 2 children born there sometime after this.
Can you help any more, knowing this. 

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 June 10 21:16 BST (UK) »
I would love to know how many William Sinclair's were on the island about 1812-1813. If there was just one, it would make my life a whole lot easier.  The indenture papers of his son (Alexander Sinclair), state that 'Alexander Sinclair, son of William Sinclair, of Stroma Island) - great source of information but I really need to find the right William Siinclair.  Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 June 10 21:56 BST (UK) »
on the same tree:- william sinclair born 6 may 1753 stroma, his 1st wife was marion smith 1757 - 1788 children were john 1779, george 1780, elizabeth 1783 and esther 1785. 2nd wife was elspet kennedy and children with her were william 1790 - 1841, alexander born 6 nov 1792 baptised 9 nov 1792 stroma, margaret 1795, james 1797 - 1877, peter 1800 - 1848, andrew 1803 - 1882 and john 1805.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 June 10 02:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that.  Now I need to know if Alexander Sinclair born 1892 is the ones who was indentured for 3 years (1913 to 1916). He married Margaret......... Do you know anything about this?  I so appreciate your help.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 June 10 02:20 BST (UK) »
Sorry he was born 1792, indentured (1813-1816), married Margaret before 1829.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 June 10 08:06 BST (UK) »
you might find this site of interest www.caithness.org

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Dumfriesshire: Bell, Kerr, Dickson, Hetherington
Orkney: Cursiter, Peace, Drever, Cooper, Paterson, Brock, Leslie, Malcomson, Miller, Scott
Cumberland: Charlton, Young