'Sinclair03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sinclair of Berriedale, Sinclair of Caithness, Sinclair of Dun, Sinclair of Forss (Forse), Sinclair of Freswick, Sinclair of Mey, Sinclair of Murchil, Sinclair of Ratter

John Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Caithness (d Somersdale 18.05.1529)
m. Elizabeth Sutherland (dau of William Sutherland of Duffus)
1. William Sinclair (dvp)
2. George Sinclair, 4th Earl of Caithness (d 09.09.1582)
  m. Elizabeth Graham (d before 1576, dau of William Graham, 2nd Earl of Montrose)
A. John Sinclair, Master of Caithness (dvp 1577-8)
  m. (1567, div 1575) Jean Hepburn (b 1540, d before 1599, dau of Partick Hepburn, 3rd Earl of Bothwell)
  i. George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness (b 1566, d 02.1642-3)
  m. (after 29.07.1585) Jean Gordon (a 12.1615, dau of George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly)
  a. William Sinclair, Lord Berriedale (dvp)
  m. Mary/Margaret Sinclair (dau of James, Master of Sinclair)
  (1) John Sinclair, Master of Berriedale (d 09.1639)
  m. (by 10.1634) Jean Mackenzie (dau of Colin Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth)
  (A) George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness (dsp 05.1676)
m. (22.09.1657) Mary Campbell (dau of Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll)
  b. Francis Sinclair of Keiss and Northfield
  m. Elizabeth Fraser (dau of Andrew, Lord Fraser)
  (1) George Sinclair, 7th Earl of Caithness (d unm 1698)
  (2) Jane Sinclair
  m. Sir James Sinclair, 3rd Bart of Mey
  c. John Sinclair (d 1632, Lt. Colonel)
  d. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. (1621) George Lindsay, 14th Earl of Crawford (d 1633)
  e. Isabel Sinclair
  m. (1636) John Mackay, 2nd Lord Reay (b c1612, a 1680)
partner unknown
  f. Francis Sinclair ancestor of Sinclairs of Sterkoke
  g. John Sinclair
  ii. James Sinclair of Murchil (a 1613)
  m. Elizabeth Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney)
a. Sir James Sinclair of Murchil
  m1. Margaret Dundas
  m2. Jean Stewart (dau of William Stewart of Burray)
  (1) John Sinclair of Murchil, 8th Earl of Caithness (d 1705)
  m. Janet Carmichael (of Hyndford)
  (A) Alexander Sinclair, 9th Earl of Caithness (b c1665, d 09.12.1765)
  m. (15.02.1738) Margaret Primrose (dau of Archibald Primrose, 1st Earl of Rosebery)
  Alexander was succeeded by his kinsman William Sinclair below.
  (i) Dorothea Sinclair (b 04.04.1739, dsp)
  m. (05.06.1759) James Duff, 2nd Earl of Fife
  (B) John Sinclair of Murchil, 'Lord Murkle' (dsp 05.06.1755, Solicitor-General)
  m. Anne Mackenzie (d 21.10.1740, dau of George, 1st Earl of Cromarty)
  (C) Francis Sinclair of Forss (dsp 02.03.1762)
  m. Janet Morrison
  (D) Archibald Sinclair (dsp)
  (E) Janet Sinclair
  m. (1714) David Sinclair of Southdun
  (2) David Sinclair of Broynach (d c1714)
  m1. dau of William Sinclair of Dun
  (A)+ issue - James (dsp c1754), Elizabeth
  m2. (06.1700) Janet Ewing
  (C) son (d infant)
  (D) David Sinclair (b 02.1701, d c1760)
  m. (21.10.1744) Margaret More/McKay
  (i) James Sinclair (dsp 11.01.1788)
  (E) Donald Sinclair (d 1768) had issue
  b. Francis Sinclair
  m. (mcrt 19.07.1621) Janet Sutherland (dau of Alexander Sutherland of Forss)
  (1) James Sinclair (dsp)
  c. Agnes Sinclair
m. John McKay of Dirlot and Strathny
  iii. Sir John Sinclair of Greenland and Ratter (d before 12.1622)
  m. Janet Sutherland
  a. William Sinclair of Ratter (dvpsp c1618)
  b. Alexander Sinclair of Ratter (dsp before 01.1623)
  c. John Sinclair of Ratter (dsp before 12.1624)
  d. James Sinclair of Ratter
  m. Janet Bruce (dau of William Bruce of Stanstill)
  (1) William Sinclair of Ratter (d after 04.05.1663)
  m1. (mcrt 24.03.1642) Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ulbster)
  (A) John Sinclair of Ratter (d 1714)
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Sir William Sinclair, 2nd Bart of Mey)
  (i) John Sinclair of Ratter (d 03.12.1733)
m. Janet Sinclair (dau of Patrick Sinclair of Southdun)
  (a) John Sinclair of Ratter (d unm 1734)
  (b) William Sinclair, 10th Earl of Caithness (b 1727, d 29.11.1779)
  m. Barbara Sinclair (d 20.02.1793, dau of John Sinclair of Scotscalder)
  ((1)) John Sinclair, 11th Earl of Caithness (d unm 08.04.1789, Lt. Colonel)
  John was succeeded by James Sinclair, 7th Bart of Mey.
  ((2)) Janet Sinclair (d 29.03.1806)
  m. (31.07.1784) James Trail of Hobbister
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - William (d New York 30.10.1776, Lt.), James (d young), Alexander (d young), David (d young), Isabella
(c) Jacobina Sinclair (bpt 09.04.1717)
  (ii) William Sinclair of Freswick (d 1769)
  m. Katharine Sutherland (dau of George Sutherland of Forss or Forse)
  (a) John Sinclair of Freswick, Sheriff of Caithness (dsps 1784)
  m1. Margaret Dalrymple (dau of Sir John Dalrymple, 2nd Bart of Cousland)
  ((1))+ issue (dvp) - William, daughter
  m2. Margaret Moray (dsp, dau of James Moray of Abercairney)
  (b) Jean Sinclair
  m. Alexander Sinclair of Barrock
  (iii) Barbara Sinclair
  m. John Sinclair of Forss @@ below
  (iv) Frances Sinclair
  m. (1728) James Sinclair of Latheron (d 1775)
(v) Margaret Sinclair
  m1. Alexander Sinclair of Brabster
  m2. Alexander Gibson (minister of Canisbay)
  (vi) Katharine Sinclair
  m. George Manson of Bridgend
  m2. Jean Cunynghame (dau of John Cunynghame of Brownill and Geis)
  (B) James Sinclair of Freswick (d unm before 11.11.1696)
  (C) Robert Sinclair (dsp before 1696)
  (D) David Sinclair of Freswick (dsp 1712)
  m1. (1696) Barbara Sinclair (dau of Sir William Sinclair, 2nd Bart of Mey)
  m2. (1702) Sophia Stewart (dau of Sir Archibald Stewart, Bart of Burray)
  (E) Janet Sinclair
  m. John Sinclair of Ulbster
  (F) Anne Sinclair
  m1. (mcrt 01.03.1678) Robert Sinclair of Durran (d c1709)
  m2. John Campbell of Castlehill
  (2) John Sinclair (dsp)
  (3) Janet Sinclair
  m. Walter Bruce of Ham
  (4) Margaret Sinclair
  m. (1655) John Smith
(5) Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. (c1652) William Bruce of Stanstill
  e. Francis Sinclair (dspm)
  f. Thomas Sinclair (b after 1613)
  g. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. John Cunningham of Geise and Brownhill
  iv. Marie Sinclair
  m. Sir John Home of Cowdenknows (d before 1629)
  B. William Sinclair of Mey (dvp)
  p. Margaret Mowat (dau of James Mowat of Balquholly)
  i. Patrick Sinclair of Ulbster (a 1607, d unm)
  ii. John Sinclair of Ulbster (a 1607)
  m1. Jean Chisholm (d 1614)
m2. Katherine Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney)
  C. George Sinclair of Mey (d 1616)
  m. (before 1583) Margaret Forbes (b 14.10.1557, dau of William Forbes, 7th Lord)
  i. Sir William Sinclair of Mey and Canisbay (d c1643)
  m. (mcrt 23.04.1600) Katherine Ross (d 05.07.1603, dau of George Ross of Balnagown)
  ii. Sir John Sinclair of Dunbeath
  m1. (before 31.7.1634) Catherine Mowat (dau of Magnus Mowat of Balquholly)
  a. Margaret Sinclair
  m. Hugh Rose, 13th of Kilravock, Sheriff of Inverness (d 03.1649)
  b.+ 2 daughters
  m2. Catherine Fraser (dau of Hugh Fraser, 7th Lord of Lovat)
  iii. Alexander Sinclair of Latheron (d before 1638)
  m. Jean Cunninham (dau of John Cunningham of Lambrughton and Caprington)
  iv. Janet Sinclair
  m. Walter Innes of Inverbrackie
  v. Margaret Sinclair
  m. (1618) Alexander Sinclair of Forss
vi. Barbara Sinclair
  m. (1610) Alexander Keith of Pittendrum
  vii. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. William Dunbar of Hempriggs
  viii. Anne Sinclair
  D. David Sinclair
  E. Barbara (Beatrix) Sinclair (b c1535, d c1573)
  m. (c1567, div 30.06.1572) Alexander Gordon, 12th Earl of Sutherland (b 1552, d 06.12.1594)
F. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m1. Alexander Sutherland, younger of Duffus (b 1554, dsp)
  m2. (div) Hugh Mackay of Farr (d 11.09.1614)
  G. Margaret Sinclair (d before 1604)
  m. (mcrt 13.10.1579) William Sutherland of Duffus (d 1616)
  H. Barbara Sinclair (d 07.1576)
  m. (05.1574) Alexander Innes of Innes (b c04.1553, dsp 01.1577-8)
  I. Agnes Sinclair (d 06.11.1619)
  m1. (c1574) Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll (d 08.10.1585)
  m2. (mcrt 1588) Alexander Gordon of Strathaven (d 01.1622)
  partner unknown
  J. Henry Sinclair
3. Janet Sinclair
  m. Alexander Ross of Balnagown (d 25.10.1592)
partner unknown
4. David Sinclair of Dun
  m. Margaret Calder, heiress of Dun
  A. John Sinclair of Dun
  B. William Sinclair of Forss (d 1607)
  m. Janet Urquhart
  i. David Sinclair (dsp)
ii. Alexander Sinclair of Forss
  a. George Sinclair of Forss
  m. Mary Sinclair (dau of Sir James Sinclair of Muckle)
  (1) John Sinclair of Forss
  m. Barbara Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ratter) @@ above
  (A) James Sinclair of Forss and Holburnhead
  m. Jean Sinclair (dau of Robert Sinclair of Geise)
  (i) Robert Sinclair of Freswick (dsp 1794, Captain)
  (ii) William Sinclair
  (iii) James Sinclair of Forss (d 22.10.1822, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  m. (1801) Johanna MacKay (b 1774, d 1827, dau of George MacKay of Bighouse by Louisa Campbell)
  C. Christina Sinclair probably of this generation
  m. Iye Du Mackay of Farr (d 1572)
  D.+ other issue - Alexander, Henry, John (archdeacon of Caithness), George, David

Main source(s): TSP (Caithness), BP1934 (Caithness) with some support/input from BLG1952 (Alexander-Sinclair formerly of Freswick) and BLG1886 (Sinclair of Forss)
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