'Sinclair16'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sinclair in Brabsterdorran, Sinclair of Dun, Sinclair of Forss (Forse), Sinclair of Southdun

                               
John Sinclair of Dun
m1. ??
1. David Sinclair of Dun (d by 1650)
  m1. Elizabeth (not Janet) Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ulbster)
  A. Francis Sinclair of Dun
  m. Jean Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ulbster)
  i. Katharine Sinclair
  B. William Sinclair of Dun
  m1. (1643) Elizabeth Sutherland (dau of Alexander Sutherland of Forse)
  m2. Isabel Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Assery)
  m3. Katharine Sinclair (dau of Alexander Sinclair of Telstane)
  Not clear which wife was mother of which child (although Jean could not have been by Isabel Sinclair).
i. Alexander Sinclair of Dun (d 1754)
  m1. ??
  a. Richard Sinclair in Thurso (d 1755, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth McKay (sister of John McKay of Strathy)
  (1) Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. William Sinclair (son of Sir James of Mey)
  (2) Janet Sinclair
  m. John Mathers in Thurso
b. Elizabeth Sinclair (a 1755)
  m. Patrick Forbes (d by 1755)
  c.+ other issue - William (a 1731, d by 1769?), Henry in Achavrole (a 1769), CDavid, Katharine
  m2. (1751, sp) Barbara Henderson (dau of Alexander Henderson of Gerston)
ii. David Sinclair
  iii. Jean Sinclair
  m. (1670) William Sinclair (son of John of Assery)
  iv. daughter
  m. David Sinclair of Broynach (of family of Murkle)
  C. James Sinclair
  D. Jean Sinclair
  m. George Sinclair of Forss @@ below
m2. Margaret Sutherland (dau of Donald Sutherland of Forss, m2. Charles Calder of Lynegar)
2.+ other issue - James (a 1612), George (a 1616)
m2. Agatha Grote (probably dau of Hugh Grote of Souldon)
4. William Sinclair in/of Dun 
  The following comes from 'The Sinclairs of Southdun' within 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p120+).
  m. Marjory Bruce (dau of Saul Bruce of Lyth)
  A. David Sinclair of Southdun
m. Jean Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ulbster, widow of Francis Sinclair of Dun)
  i. Patrick Sinclair of Southdun
  m. Janet Murray (dau of James Murray of Pennyland)
  a. James Sinclair of Southdun (d young)
b. David Sinclair of Southdun (a 1747)
  m1. (1714) Janet Sinclair (d 1720, dau of John, 8th Earl of Caithness)
  (1) Jean Sinclair (dsp)
  m. Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs
  (2) Janet Sinclair
  m. Stuart Threipland of Fingask
  (3)+ other issue - Patrick (d c1754), Jean (d young)
  m2. (1748) Marjory Dunbar (dau of Sir Robert Dunbar of Northfield)
  (5) Marjory (Margery) Sinclair
  m1. (sp) John Dunbar (son of Sir Patrick of Northfield)
  m2. James Sinclair of Harpsdale
  (6) Katharine Sinclair of Southdun (d unm)
m3. Margaret Murray (dau of James Murray of Clairden)
  (7) Margaret Sinclair (d unm 1774)
  c. Marjory Sinclair
  m. William Calder of Lynegar
  d. Janet Sinclair
  m. John Sinclair of Rattar (d 1733)
  e. Elizabeth Sinclair
m. Henry Budge (probably son of Alexander in Harpsdale son of Donald of Toftinghall)
  f.+ other issue - Patrick, Jean
  ii. David Sinclair in Brabsterdorran (3rd son)
  a. David Sinclair (a 1715)
  iii. Margaret Sinclair
  m. (1666) William Bruce of Stanstill
  iv. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. (1672) Donald Budge of Toftinghall
  v. Isobell Sinclair
m. (1653) Lawrence Calder of Lynegar
  vi.+ other issue - James of Lyth, Alexander
  B. Francis Sinclair in Brabsterdorran (a 1657, 1683)
  The following comes from 'The Sinclairs of Brabsterdorran' within 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p125+).
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair
  i. Patrick Sinclair in Brabsterdorran
  m. (1703) Barbara Cumming (dau of Rev. William Cumming of Halkirk by Katharine, dau of John Murray of Pennyland)
  a. William ("La Mode') Sinclair in Thurso
m. Rachel Cumming (dau of ?? Cumming of Craigmiln)
  (1) Katharine Sinclair
  m. Alexander Cumming (tacksman of Rattar)
  (2)+ other issue
  b. James Sinclair
  ii. George Sinclair 'in Brabsterdorran'
  m. Elizabeth Gibson (dau of Alexander Gibson, Dean of Bower)
  a. Jean Sinclair
  m. David Sinclair in Whitegar (son of David of Whitegar son of David of Southdun)
  C. Isobel Sinclair
  m. (1652) Thomas Grote (son of Malcolm of Warse)

 

 

William Sinclair of Forss (d 1607)
m. Janet Urquhart
1. David Sinclair (dsp)
  m. Janet Murray (dau of _ Murray of Pulrossie and/or Spanziedale)
2. Alexander Sinclair of Forss
m. (1608) Margaret Sinclair (dau of George Sinclair of Mey)
  A. David Sinclair of Forss (dsp)
  B. George Sinclair of Forss
  m1. Jean Sinclair (dau of David Sinclair of Dun) @@ above
  i. Margaret Sinclair
m. Sir James Sinclair of Murkle
  m2. Mary Sinclair (dau of Sir James Sinclair of Murkle)
  ii. John Sinclair of Forss
m1. Janet Sutherland (dau of William Sutherland of Geise, of family of Sutherland of Forse)
  a. George Sinclair of Forss (d unm)
  m2. Barbara Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Ratter)
  b. John Sinclair of Forss (d 1753, minister of Watten)
  m. Esther Sinclair (dau of Alexander Sinclair of Olrig)
  (1) Alexander Sinclair of Forss (d unm)
  c. James Sinclair of Forss & Holburnhead
m1. (1737) Jean Sinclair (dau of Robert Sinclair of Geise, son of James of Lybster son of John of Assery)
  (1) Robert Sinclair of Freswick (dsp 11.1794, Captain)
  Robert's wife is identified on 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p57) as ...
  m. Esther Bland ("said to have been an actress, and to have been the sister or near relative, of the celebrated Mrs. Jordan")
  (2) William Sinclair (d unm 1794)
  (3) 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)
  (4) Catharine Sinclair
m. _ Campbell
  (5) Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. John Bain (a 1782, tacksman of Dale)
  m2. (sp) (Margaret or Catherine) Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Scotscalder)
  d. William Sinclair in Thurso (d 1767, physician)
  m. (1742) Barbara Sinclair (dau of Robert Sinclair of Geise)
  (1) William Sinclair, later of Freswick
  This is possibly the William Sinclair of Lochend & Thura (b c1747, d 15.03.1838) mentioned on 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p57+) who had issue by ...
  m1. Isabella Calder (d 1812, dau of Alexander Calder of Lynegar)
  m2. (1816) Jane Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Barrock)
  (2) Janet Sinclair
m. James Mackie
  (3) Jane Sinclair
  m. Alan Robertson of Tarrel (Captain)
  (4)+ other issue (d young) - 3 sons + 2 daughters
  e. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m3. Elizabeth Murray (dau of Richard Murray of Pennyland)
  f. Mary Sinclair (d 1771)
  m. James Campbell of Lochend
  g. Jean Sinclair
  m. Hugo Campbell (brother of James)
  h. Margaret Sinclair (d unm 1771)
  C. Katharine Sinclair
  m. George Innes of Oust

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The Sinclairs of Dun' within 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p114+)
(2) For lower section : 'The Sinclairs of Forss' within 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, p128+) with support from BLG1886 ('Sinclair of Forss')
[Some of the lower section was originally included within Sinclair03. It was moved here to facilitate expansion.]
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