A Family History -The SINCLAIRS 1664-1992
My distant cousin, Thomas Middlemass published the above titled book in 1992. My eldest brother Robert (Bob) Wilkie helped compile information and is mentioned along with Thomas.
Earliest records in this book mention Robert Sinclair, "possibly one of the two brothers who came down from the north. He was married to Jennet Whitehead and they had two children; Mary Sinclair, born in 1664 and William Sinclair, born in 1667. The amazing thing about the descendants of Robert, is that so far as has been traced in this research, there are only two males today who can carry on the name of Sinclair, one in Canada and on in East Lothian."
William (b 1667) married Agnes Sandie. William's name is found in the Parish Registers of Cockburnspath Parish. They had six children:
Janet Sinclair b 1687
John Sinclair b 1693
Hellen Sinclair b 1698
William Sinclair b 1701
Robert Sinclair b 1704
James Sinclair b 1707
My father, James Sinclair Wilkie (b 1929) is the son of Edward E. A. P. Wilkie (1895 - 1992) and Rita Mary Sinclair (1897 - 1942). My grandmother Rita was the daughter of John (1867 -1928) and Harriet (Lees) Sinclair.
John and Harriet had six children in total:
Rita Mary Sinclair b 1897
Ann Pettigrew Sinclair b 1899
Dorothy Sinclair b 1902
Robert Sinclair b 1904
William Lees Sinclair b 1908
Elizabeth Eeles Sinclair b 1911
I am very grateful for all the hard work and research that Thomas and Bob have put into our Sinclair family and I am looking forward to continuing to look for additional family ties to long lost relatives. I have so many names to research such as the Whiteheads, Martins, Purves, Hislop and Cowie...and that's only on the Sinclair side of my family.
The Wilkie side of the research has just begun with surnames such as granddad Ed's mother Mary Brown. The search is on and I look forward to getting any help from distant cousins who are researching FamilyTreeCircle!