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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 03 July 10 20:50 BST (UK) »
on the 1851 census in Kirkwall & St Ola Orkney:
Alexander Sinclair 55 stepson born canisbay caithness
margaret sinclair 63 head of house born canisbay farmer of 25 acres
janet sinclair stepdaughter born canisbay
james sinclair son, spouse margaret/ mother margaret born kirkwall & st ola
margaret 33 daughter-in-law born kirkwall & st ola
jemima 12 parents james & margaret
walter 7         "         "            "
margaret 4     "         "            "
janet 2          "         "            "
mary  3 months         "            "
esther 3 months        "            "
also 4 farm servants ( 1 from caithness)

do any of these names sound familiar?



the childrens parents were james and margaret
Dumfriesshire: Bell, Kerr, Dickson, Hetherington
Orkney: Cursiter, Peace, Drever, Cooper, Paterson, Brock, Leslie, Malcomson, Miller, Scott
Cumberland: Charlton, Young

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 03 July 10 22:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information - this family may be no relation, I think but will keep the page for future reference thanks

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 15 August 10 15:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Clematis

The Highland council provide a newspaper clipping service through e-mail from the John O'Groat Journal based in Wick.

The web site is http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/newspapers/index.jsp . A quick search for 1840 to 1842 gave two results for Sinclair Stroma.

Deaths at the Pentland Skerries of Andrew Williams and John Sinclair and Peter Green: Stroma. Killed in shipwreck. Reported  November 26, 1841

Marriage  of William Sinclair Jnr. to Miss Steven (daughter of John Steven: farmer) both Cairn of Stroma.
Reported February 26, 1841

It might be worth your while requesting the full newspaper extract.


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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 15 August 10 16:12 BST (UK) »
Sorry was getting Clemitis and akc mixed up Alexander would be too early for this resource. But AKC might like this from O'G Journal-

Death Mrs Wm Sinclair Age 90 widow of Wm. Sinclair School master, Stroma. December 8, 1848

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 15 August 10 20:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks, yes not sure who this one is. However I believe that William and family may have left stroma for tynemouth, England, possibly due to 'Battle of Trafalgar'. Grasping at straws here. A census record shows the family at Tynemouth 1841. My Alexander Sinclair is not there - possibly away at sea but there is wife Margaret (nee Kennedy), and 4 children who are correct.  I still would like to know who is the wife of William Sinclair, of Stroma, for my research.  I think Alexander was born between 1790 and 1799 as indentured 1813 with Esq. James Lyons from Tynemouth. 

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 15 August 10 20:06 BST (UK) »
William Sinclair (born 1853) married Marion Smith and Elspet Kennedy. He had a son Alexander born 1792. Who did he marry please?

I think this Alexander Sinclair married someone  in Scotland, can anyone confirm this please.

If so, I can eliminate this family as it would not be the right one.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #15 on: Monday 16 August 10 15:29 BST (UK) »
The Alexander Sinclair that AKC gave you born 1792 is the only one I can find bap Canisbay 9 nov 1792 and born 6 Nov 1792 on Stroma. Poor thing 3 days old and taken over the sea in a small boat to be baptized. Mother Elspet Kennedy.


Have you got Alexander and wife on the 1851 census? for her place of birth.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #16 on: Monday 16 August 10 20:12 BST (UK) »
Ok thanks, I did not get anywhere for Alexander and Margaret Sinclair and family in 1851 census for Northumberland, England. No record found, a bit strange I know. I would love to think that Alexander Sinclair born 1792 but on ancestry.com, there is a record of thim marrying some different. Its submitted information.

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Re: William Sinclair - Stroma Island 1812
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 05 February 12 12:28 GMT (UK) »
I have just joined Rootschat and was surprised to see Clematis 11 asking about William and Alexander Sinclair.I think they could be my Alexander and William Sinclair.I have not been able to find Alexander's wife's maiden name  -Her first name was Margaret and they married in North Shields.William their son married Mary Scott Robertson and they are my grt grt grandparents.On some of my paper work William has his name down as William Cooper/Couper Sinclair.Could this be his mother's maiden name?I would be interested in making contact to exchange or confirm a few names and dates.