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  • ID: I24721
  • Name: William Sinclair
  • Suffix: of Dunbeath, Latheron & Geanies 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1690 2
  • Occupation: MP Caithness 1661-3 3
  • Note: 2

    His son, Sir James Sinclair, 1st Bart of Dunbeath and Stemster (d 28.12.1742), was on 12 Oct 1704 created the 113th of the 115 Baronets of Nova Scotia.
    WILLIAM SINCLAIR OF DUNBEATH, LATHERON, AND GEANIES, sometimes erroneously styled "Sir William", was a gentleman of considerable estate and position, and, in addition to his landed property, held large apprisings affecting the earldom, although before his death he appears to have had considerable debts. In 1661 he was one of the County Commissioners in the Scottish Parliament, He married, in 1656, his cousin, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Sinclair of Mey, who survived him, and died in 1722. He died in 1690, and had five sons and six daughters: -
    1. Alexander, younger of Dunbeath, a Commissioner of Supply in 1685. He died without issue
    2. John, heir to his father
    3. William of Stemster, to which he succeeded on the death of his uncle, Alexander. He married Helen Munro, and died without issue in 1699
    4. James, afterwards Sir James
    5. David, who died without issue
    1. Anne, eldest daughter
    2. Elizabeth, who married, in 1698, James Sutherland of Langwell, and died without issue
    3. Janet, who married Andrew Bruce of Muness, Shetland, and died without issue
    4. Jean, who married, in 1682, Sir George Sinclair of Clyth
    5. Margaret
    6. Katharine, "Lady Bowermadden", who married Sir Patrick Dunbar
    The daughters are mentioned in the above order of seniority in a "Memorial" in 1754 regarding their provisions.
    (Not father of George of Dounreay, qv, as I did have it.)
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  • Change Date: 5 MAR 2008

    Father: Alexander Sinclair
    Mother: Jean Cunningham

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Sinclair
    • Married: 1656 3

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
      Edinburgh: DAVID DOUGLAS
      MDCCCLXXXIV (1884)
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland
      Date: 2001
      Title: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland Online
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