Caithness family history John Henderson



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Caithness family history  by  John Henderson

Caithness family history by John Henderson
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SINCLAIRS OF SOUTHDUN. The Sinclaira of The Sinclairs of Southdun are cadets of the family of southdmi. J3urij and are descended from John Sinclair of Dun, in 1560, and his second wife, Agatha Grote, who, according to Father Hays account of the family of Dun, was a daughter of Hugh Grote of Souldon. There is no place in the county now known as Souldon, and it is probable that the word is a misnomer for Southdun, although no mention is found of that name until the time of John Sinclairs grandson, David, first styled of Southdun.

From 1545 till about 1630 there was a family of Grote of Brabsterdorran, one of whom was named Hugh, the father, probably, of Agatha Grote- and a connection between the Grotes and the Sinclairs is shown by the circumstance of a John Grote having been one of John Sinclair of Duns curators in 1562. John Sinclair and Agatha Grote had a son, William. William Sinclair is occasionally styled of Dun, and also in Dun. He married Marjory, daughter of Saul Bruce of Lyth, and in this particular Hays account of the family is confirmed, as will be seen by referring to the Notes on Bruce of Lyth.

He had two sons and a The smciairs of . . Southdun. daughter: -- 1. David. 2. Francis, portioner of Brabsterdorran, styled law ful brother of David Sinclair of Southdun, in 1657. 1. Isobel, who married in 1652 Thomas Grote, son of Malcolm Grote of Warse. Malcolm Grote mar- ried Margaret, daughter of George Sinclair of Forss, and his wife, Jean, only daughter of David Sinclair of Dun, thus showing the continued connection between the Grotes and the several branches of the Sinclairs of Dun.

I. David Sinclair Of Southdun is the first Sinclair who is so styled, and he is repeatedly mentioned in writings by Agatha Grote, the...

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