Author Topic: Alexander Sinclair & Margaret Sutherland - Thurso  (Read 977 times)

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Alexander Sinclair & Margaret Sutherland - Thurso
« on: Monday 03 December 18 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Would appreciate any help/guidance for tracing my ancestors from Thurso and perhaps someone recognizes them. I have these facts (birth/wedding/death certificates):

* Isabella Ross (nee Sinclair) born to Alexander Sinclair and Margaret Sutherland in Thurso in 1795
* Siblings were: Barbara (1793), George (1797), John (1799), Donald (1804)
* Isabella's Marriage Certif to George Ross in 1821, shows Alexander Sinclair as father/fisherman   * Isabella's Death Certificate (1866), lists father as Alexander Sinclair, who died from Hypertrophy   and mother, Margaret Sutherland (deceased)
*1841 Thurso Census shows Alexander Sinclair as fisherman ~75 yrs old and wife Margaret ~72 yrs
* Alexander Sinclair marriage to Margaret Sutherland Jan 6, 1793, Thurso, lists George Sinclair as witness

I believe, but not 100%, that George Sinclair (1736-1838) and Isabel Saunderson/Sandison (1735-?) were Alexander's parents. As for Margaret Sutherland, I think John Sutherland (1730-1823) and Barbara Gullock (1740-?) were her parents. After that, I've tried some of their parents but am not totally convinced.

I'm not sure if Alexander Sinclair's heritage can be traced back to any of the more well known Sinclairs....there are so many of them out there.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Bill


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Re: Alexander Sinclair & Margaret Sutherland - Thurso
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 12:11 GMT (UK) »
Iím not sure if you have checked the records on Scotlands People.

SINCLAIR   ALEXANDER - GEORGE SINCLAIR/ISABEL SAUNDERSON - 15/05/1768   Thurso, Caithness

Colin
Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Alexander Sinclair & Margaret Sutherland - Thurso
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 19:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the input, I will give ScotlandsPeople a try.