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William Fleming Sinclair
« on: Monday 08 July 19 21:17 BST (UK) »
We find no birth records for William Fleming Sinclair in Moneyconey, N Ireland where most of his siblings were born, but we know one of his brothers, Josias Sinclair, was born in Bridgeton, Glascow, Scotland in 1868. We wonder if William Fleming Sinclair might have also been born in Bridgeton, Glascow. His birth would have been between 1860 and 1864 to William Brown Sinclair and Margaret Jane Barnett.  The month and day are very likely November 11. Best guess for year would be 1862. Thank you for any help you can give.

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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 July 19 21:22 BST (UK) »
If searching in Scotland, the only site worth using is Scotland's people.
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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 July 19 21:27 BST (UK) »
Birth registration started in Ireland in 1864 so if he was born before 1864 in Ireland he won't have a birth cert.
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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 July 19 21:33 BST (UK) »
I'm searching Scotland's People. Thank you for this lead.  I didn't know Ireland did not record births before 1864.  Maybe I could find baptismal records.

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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 July 19 21:36 BST (UK) »
I'm searching Scotland's People. Thank you for this lead.  I didn't know Ireland did not record births before 1864.  Maybe I could find baptismal records.

Depends very much on religion.
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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 July 19 22:17 BST (UK) »
Have you found the family in 1871 census or later, or were they in Ireland?

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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 July 19 22:52 BST (UK) »
They immigrated to the US in 1871 via Glascow, but had been living in Ireland.  They were Protestant.

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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:07 BST (UK) »
Where was he born according to the censuses - or have you not found him on any?  (Where did he settle?)

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Re: William Fleming Sinclair
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:25 BST (UK) »
Moneyconey is in the Civil Parish of Ballynascreen
This is the list for the Anglican church records
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/cmsfiles/pdf/AboutUs/library/registers/ParishRegisters/PARISHREGISTERS.pdf
They are going to put these records online but they have only just started so it will be some time, records in grey were lost in the 1922 fire
For counties now in Northern Ireland you should try PRONI, see the Colour Code area at the top for the link

Added: Civil Parishes and COI parishes are usually the same.
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