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  • ID: I24729
  • Name: George Sinclair
  • Suffix: 2nd of Mey
  • Prefix: Hon
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1616 1
  • Note: 2

    3rd son.
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    GEORGE SINCLAIR, SECOND OF MEY, succeeded his brother, William, and in 1573 got a precept of clare constat from Robert, Bishop of Caithness. In 1585 and 1592 he obtained Crown charters. In 1572 the Bishop appointed him Chancellor of the diocese of Caithness. He was a man of ability, who lost no opportunity of promoting his family interests, and considerable additions to the family estates were made by him.

    Before 1583 he married Margaret, daughter of William, seventh Lord Forbes, and he died in 1616. He had four sons and five daughters: -

    1. William, his heir
    2. Sir John, of Geanies and Dunbeath
    3. James, who died young
    4. Alexander of Latheron, ancestor of the Sinclairs of Barrock and Brabster
    1. Janet, eldest daughter, who married Walter Innes of Inverbrakie
    2. Margaret, who married, in 1608, Alexander Sinclair of Forss
    3. Barbara, who married Alexander Keith of Pittendrum, in 1610
    4. Elizabeth, who married William Dunbar, first of Hempriggs in Morayshire, and grandfather of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs, etc., in Caithness
    5. Anne
  • _UID: EA6C9DC2431B4C5BBF471DE55F439F7073DF
  • Change Date: 19 MAR 2007



    Father: George Sinclair
    Mother: Elizabeth Graham

    Marriage 1 Margaret Forbes b: 14 OCT 1557
    • Married: BEF 1583 1
    Children
    1. Has Children William Sinclair
    2. Has Children Alexander Sinclair

    Sources:
    1. Text: CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY By JOHN HENDERSON, W.S.
      Edinburgh: DAVID DOUGLAS
      MDCCCLXXXIV (1884)
      http://uk.geocities.com/fnsnclr@btinternet.com/genealogy/Caithness/Mey.htm#Second
    2. Text: http://www.clansinclaircanada.ca
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