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172. Christina MACKAY 1 (Elizabeth SINCLAIR137, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1588.

Christina's Death Details : Y

173. George SINCLAIR 43rd Earl; 5Th Sinclair Earl Of Caithness 187 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born in 1566 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom16 and died in 1643 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom188 at age 77.

Became the 43rd Earl of Caithness
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Events

Succeeded his grandfather whilst still a minor, 1582. 229

With 22 others were granted a remission for the murder of David Hume of Crenschawis and two brothers of the name Sinclair, 19 May 1585. 229

Resigned the Earldom to King James VI, upon which a charter, with a novodamus, was granted to William, his eldest son, 3 Apr 1592. 230

George married Lady Jane GORDON Countess Of Caithness,231 daughter of George GORDON 5th Earl Of Huntly 233 and Lady Anne HAMILTON,202 about 29 Jul 1585 in Scotland.232 Jane died after 29 Dec 1615.234

Sister to the Earl of Huntly.
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Children from this marriage were:

+ 210 F    i. Isabella SINCLAIR 235 was born before 1620.

+ 211 M    ii. William SINCLAIR Lord Berriedale 1 was born about 1586 and died between 1639 and 1643.

+ 212 M    iii. Francis SINCLAIR Of Keiss And Northfield .15

+ 213 M    iv. John SINCLAIR Lt-Col. 1 died in 1632 in Newmarket.

+ 214 F    v. Elizabeth SINCLAIR .1

George had a relationship with Barbara MEARNS 1 not married.

Barbara's Death Details : Y

Barbara Mearns is also given as the mother of Francis. There does not seem to be any measure of agreement in any source as to who really was his mother.


Their child was:

+ 215 M    i. Francis SINCLAIR Of Stirkoke 1 was born about 1600 in Scotland.

George next married UNKNOWN.1

's Death Details : Y

174. James SINCLAIR 1st Of Murkle 189 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born about 1568190 and died after 1621.

Events

Charter of the lands of Halcro and others, 20 Apr 1593. 236

Disposition from his brother-german, Earl of Caithness, of the quarter lands of Murchill, 19 Apr 1613. 236

James married Elizabeth STEWART [Lady Sinclair].,237 daughter of Robert STEWART Earl Of Orkney 238 and Janet (Jean) KENNEDY Countess Of Orkney,.239 Elizabeth was born about 1575 in Orkney Islands, Orkney, Scotland and died before 1621.190

Children from this marriage were:

+ 216 M    i. Sir James SINCLAIR 2nd Of Murkle .1

+ 217 M    ii. Francis SINCLAIR 1 was born before 1600 and died about 1635.

+ 218 M    iii. John SINCLAIR 1st Of Assery .1

+ 219 F    iv. Agnes SINCLAIR 1 died after 1676.

James next married UNKNOWN.1

's Death Details : Y

One source (Medieval Research Unit of the Mormon Church) has this person as Grisel Chrichton, and states they married on 6 Oct 1621, prior to James marrying Elizabeth Stuart.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 220 M    i. John SINCLAIR 1st Of Assery 240 was born before 1594.

James next married Grisel CHRICHTON 241 on 6 Oct 1621 in Marriage Contract.242 Grisel died after 7 Mar 1633.242

Grisel's Death Details : Designed "his widow" on 7 March 1633 in the Inverness Sasines, 11 April 1633

175. Sir John SINCLAIR 1st Of Greenland And Rattar 191 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born about 1570 and died in 1622 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom118 aged about 52.

Events

Had a charter of the lands of Barrock from his brother, the Earl., 3 Sep 1591. 243

Obtained feu farms of the lands of Rattar from his brother George, the Earl, 1609. 163 Charter for himself in liferent and for his son William in fee

Obtained a disposition from his brother, the Earl, 1613. 163 for the lands of Rattar, Corsback, Lieurary, Reaster, Murrsay and Hailand, pertinents of the Barony of Achergill.

Occupied the castle of Ormlie, near Thurso, 1612, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. 163

He had an estate probated Caithness Commissary Court on 21 Dec 1622 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. Scottish Documents

John married Janet SUTHERLAND 159 about 1591.

Janet's Death Details : Y


Children from this marriage were:

+ 221 M    i. William SINCLAIR Rattar 159 was born about 1592 and died in 1618 in Reisgill, Latheron, Caithness, Scotland244 aged about 26.

+ 222 M    ii. Alexander SINCLAIR Rattar 1 was born about 1594 and died in 1620 in Risgill, Caithness, Scotland aged about 26.

+ 223 M    iii. John SINCLAIR Rattar 1 was born about 1596 and died in 1634245 aged about 38.

+ 224 M    iv. James SINCLAIR Of Reaster And 2Nd Of Rattar 1 was born about 1598.

+ 225 M    v. Francis SINCLAIR 159 was born about 1600.

+ 226 M    vi. Thomas SINCLAIR 159 was born after 1613 and died after 1630.118

+ 227 F    vii. Elisabeth SINCLAIR 159 was born after 1592.

John had a relationship with UNKNOWN.1

's Death Details : Y


Their child was:

+ 228 M    i. George SINCLAIR .1

176. Agnes SINCLAIR 1 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1575.

Agnes's Death Details : Y

Agnes married Patrick DUNCAN 1 on 20 Jun 1605 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.246

Patrick's Death Details : Y

177. Marie SINCLAIR 192 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Marie's Death Details : Y

Named in the Reg. of Deeds, xx f. 392

Marie married Sir John HOME Of Cowdenknowes 192 on 10 Dec 1587 in Marriage Contract.205

John's Death Details : Y

178. David SINCLAIR Of Stirkoke 1 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1566 and died before 1595.193

1587 - Acquired Stirkoke
1588 - legitimated

Events

On 21 Nov 1587 Lord Oliphant made a complaint in which he stated that David Sinclair was brother-natural to the Earl. 163

David married someone.

His children were:

+ 229 M    i. John SINCLAIR 1 died in 1612 in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.

+ 230 M    ii. Colonel George SINCLAIR 1 died in 1612 in Norway.

179. Henry SINCLAIR 159 (John Master Of Caithness138, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1570.

Henry's Death Details : Y

St Clair's states that in 1605, the Earl of Caithness "...despatched his bastard brother, Henry Sinclair, with a party of men..." p. 200

1614 - "...the Earl, accompanied by his natural brother Henry Sinclair, sailed directly for Orkney..." St Clair's, p. 204.

180. John SINCLAIR 197 (William 1st Of Mey139, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1565 in Ulbster, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.

John's Death Details : Y

Alt Birth: 1634

Events

Natural child (born out of wedlock).

John married Catherine STEWART.,247 daughter of Patrick STEWART 2nd Earl Of Orkney 239 and Mrs Patrick STEWART [Concubine 1],.248 Catherine was born about 1596 in Orkney Islands, Orkney, Scotland.

Catherine's Death Details : Y


The child from this marriage was:

+ 231 M    i. John SINCLAIR 249 was born about 1634 in Of, Tannach, Scotland.

181. Patrick SINCLAIR 1st Of Ulbster 159 (William 1st Of Mey139, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1567 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom.198 He had no known marriage and no known children.

Patrick's Death Details : Y

1596 - disposition of lands from George (43rd Earl of Caithness).
Believed to have died without issue.

Events

Patrick SINCLAIR 1st Of Ulbster was granted the disposition of lands of Ulbster from his "cousin" George, Earl of Caithness in 1596 250

182. John SINCLAIR 2nd Of Ulbster 1 (William 1st Of Mey139, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1567 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom and died about 1640.

Death about 1640 deduced from the fact that his son, Patrick, was served heir in this year.

Events

Patriarchal Blessing: Legitimized in a letter of legitimation passed through the Great Seal, 20 Jun 1567, Scotland. 251 "Patricio et Magistro Joanni Sinclair filiis naturalibus quondam Willelmi Sinclair de Mey"

John married Jean CHISHOLM.,1 daughter of CHISHOLM Laird Of Straglass. Jean died on 23 Nov 1614 in Ulbster, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.252

Children from this marriage were:

+ 232 M    i. Patrick SINCLAIR 3rd Of Ulbster .1

+ 233 M    ii. George SINCLAIR Leith .1

+ 234 F    iii. Henrietta SINCLAIR .1

John next married Katharine STEWART,1 daughter of Robert STEWART Earl Of Orkney, after 1614.

Katharine's Death Details : Y


Children from this marriage were:

+ 235 M    i. John SINCLAIR Of Tannach And Brims .1

+ 236 M    ii. William SINCLAIR Of Thrumster .1

+ 237 M    iii. Charles SINCLAIR .1

+ 238 F    iv. Jean SINCLAIR .1

+ 239 F    v. Elizabeth SINCLAIR .1

John had a relationship with UNKNOWN 1 not married.

's Death Details : Y

183. Sir William SINCLAIR 3rd Of Mey 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born about 1579 in Scotland and died about 1643 in Scotland aged about 64.

Generally styled Sir William of Cadboll. (St Clair's, page 233)

Was part of a "mutiny" in 1595 at the High School of Edinburgh, in which he accidentally killed John Macmorran. (St Clair's, page 233-234)

Visited by William Lithgow in 1628.

Served heir to his father on 14 Jan 1617

CHECK ALL RECORDS FOR NATURAL CHILDREN AFTER HIS WIFE DIED.

Events

Sir William SINCLAIR 3rd Of Mey obtained the lands of Lytill Kylmure and others by charter on 11 Dec 1592. 253

Was involved in a riot at Edinburgh High School in which he accidentally killed John Macmorran, 5 Sep 1595, Edinburgh, Scotland. 254 William had to be under 21 at this point as he was still at school.

Obtained a remission under the Great Seal for the death of John Macmorran, 28 Jul 1600, Scotland. 254 This event probably occured around his 21st year.

William married Katherine ROSS,255 daughter of George ROSS Of Balnagown, on 23 Apr 1600 in Balnagown, Ross And Cromerty, Scotland.256 Katherine died on 5 Jul 1603 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom.16

Katherine's Marriage Details : Alternate dates are: 1596, 1603 and 1607, but no sources are cited.

The Scots Peerage cites a charter dated 29 Sept 1600 regarding William and his "future" spouse, and also cites a marriage contract dated 23 April 1600, so there appears to be a conflict regarding when they actually married, however, it would seem most likely that they contracted to marry in the April but did not actually marry until sometime after the September charter.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 240 M    i. Sir James SINCLAIR Of Canisbay & 4Th Of Mey, 1St Baronet 1 was born before 1603 and died on 20 Apr 1662 in Scotland.16

184. Sir John SINCLAIR Of Geanies And Dunbeath 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born after 1579 in Scotland.

John's Death Details : Y

185. James SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born after 1580. The cause of his death was died in childhood. He had no known marriage and no known children.

James's Death Details : Y

Died young

186. Alexander SINCLAIR Of Latheron 15 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born after 1581 in Scotland and died before 1647 in Latheron, Caithness, Scotland.204

Obtained charter in 1635. His descendents acquired the reversion and held the lands in fee (St Clair's, p.236).

Youngest son.

Alexander married Jean CUNNINGHAM "Jeanag Of Rattar",1 daughter of John CUNNINGHAM Of Geise And Brownhill 159 and Elisabeth SINCLAIR,159 ____________.204

Jean's Death Details : Y


Children from this marriage were:

+ 241 M    i. William SINCLAIR Of Latheron, Dunbeath And Geanies 1 died in 1690.

+ 242 M    ii. John SINCLAIR Of Brabster-Myre 1 was born before 1629.

+ 243 M    iii. Alexander SINCLAIR Of Stemster 257 was born about 1632.258

+ 244 M    iv. George SINCLAIR 1st Of Barrock 259 was born in 1634 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom260 and died in 1724 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom260 at age 90.

+ 245 F    v. Elizabeth SINCLAIR 261 was born before 1641.

+ 246 F    vi. Jean SINCLAIR .1

+ 247 F    vii. Margaret SINCLAIR .1

187. Janet SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born after 1582 in Scotland.

Janet's Death Details : Y

Janet married Walter INNES Of Inverbrakie 1 after 1600.

Walter's Death Details : Y

188. Margaret SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born after 1580 in Scotland.

Margaret's Death Details : Y

Margaret married Alexander SINCLAIR Of Forss,1 son of William SINCLAIR Of Stemster, 3Rd Of Dunbeath 159 and Janet URQUHART,220 in 1608 in Scotland.118

Margaret's Marriage Details : Third cousins.

Alexander's Death Details : Y

Alexander succeeded William in 1607


Children from this marriage were:

+ 248 M    i. David SINCLAIR 220 was born after 1608 in Scotland.

+ 249 M    ii. George SINCLAIR Of Forss 1 was born after 1608 in Scotland.

+ 250 F    iii. Katharine SINCLAIR 220 was born after 1608 in Scotland.

189. Barbara SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1593 in Scotland.

Barbara's Death Details : Y

Barbara married Alexander KEITH Of Pittendrum 1 in 1610 in Scotland.262

Alexander's Death Details : Y

190. Elizabeth SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1596.

Elizabeth's Death Details : Y

Elizabeth married William DUNBAR 1st Baronet, Northfield,1 son of John DUNBAR 3rd Of Hempriggs 1 and Anne FRASER,263 about 1613 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. William died in 1711 in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom.16

Elizabeth's Marriage Details : There doesn't seem to be much information available to accurately date this marriage, but it is generally believed to have occured about 1613.

Sir William Dunbar was created first Baronet of Hempriggs in 1700 with remainder restricted to heirs-male, but on later reflection, as he had an only daughter Elizabeth but no son, and as he wished her and the children of her second marriage to succeed to his new acquired possessions, he executed an entail of his lairds in her favour and also asked Queen Anne for a new baronetcy in favour of his son-in-law. Elizabeth had married Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstone, grandson of the historian, by whom she had seven children. After his death she married the Hon. James Sutherland, advocate, second son of the second Lord Duffus. As the children of the first marriage were already well provided for, Sir William wished the landless heirs of the second marriage to come into the succession. Accordingly, on Sir Williamís death, his son-in-law was created Sir James Sutherland Dunbar of Hempriggs with remained to heirs-general. The first baronetcy passed to Sir Williamís brother Robert, and still exists although now known as Northfield. Sir James Dunbar (previously Sutherland) was succeeded by his son and heir Sir William Dunbar (the couple had six children). During the lairdship of Sir William a writer in 1726 says Ackergill Tower was then "a strong tower and yet in repair and betwixt it and the sea is a good new house lately built". Bishop Forbes visited the tower in 1762; He mentions that the vaulted chamber on the ground floor was Ďthen used as a kitchen and that Sir William Dunbar had cut out some large windows and was doing up the tower in a very pretty and elegant mannerí.


decessit sine prole mascula superstite (died without surviving male issue)

Events

Title created on 10 Apr 1700 with remainder to heirs male, of Hempriggs 16

191. Anne SINCLAIR 1 (George 2nd Of Mey140, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Anne's Death Details : Y

Nothing further appears to be known of Anne. St Clair's says nothing of her other than listing her name as a child of George.

192. William SUTHERLAND Of Duffus 202 (Lady Margaret SINCLAIR142, George 4th Earl Caithness105, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) died on 21 Oct 1626 in Scotland.

William married Jean GRANT Of Freuchie,264 daughter of John GRANT 5th Of Freuchie 202 and Lady Lilias MURRAY,202 in 1612 in Scotland.

Jean's Death Details : Y


The child from this marriage was:

+ 251 M    i. Sir Alexander SUTHERLAND 1st Lord Duffus 202 was born in 1622 in Scotland and died on 31 Aug 1674 at age 52.

193. George LESLIE 4th Earl Of Rothes 1 (William LESLIE 3rd Earl Of Rothes149, Marjory SINCLAIR107, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

George's Death Details : Y

Scots Peerage states his name was Andrew, but all other sources give his name as George.

George married someone.

His children were:

+ 252 F    i. Isabella LESLIE .1

+ 253 M    ii. Sir Andrew LESLIE 5th Earl Of Rothes .1

194. John LESLIE Of Parkhill 1 (William LESLIE 3rd Earl Of Rothes149, Marjory SINCLAIR107, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

John's Death Details : Y

John married Euphemia MONCREIFF.1

Euphemia's Death Details : Y

195. James LESLIE Parson Of Rothes 1 (William LESLIE 3rd Earl Of Rothes149, Marjory SINCLAIR107, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) died in 1576 in Scotland.16

196. David SINCLAIR 3rd Of Dun 1 (John 2nd Of Dun150, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

David's Death Details : Y

Married twice, but no record seems to be available of his second wife's name.

David married Elizabeth SINCLAIR,1 daughter of John SINCLAIR Of Ulbster, ____________.118

Elizabeth's Death Details : Y

This CANNOT be the right Elizabeth


Children from this marriage were:

+ 254 F    i. Jean SINCLAIR .1

+ 255 M    ii. Francis SINCLAIR 4th Of Dun .1

+ 256 M    iii. William SINCLAIR 5th Of Dun .1

+ 257 M    iv. James SINCLAIR .1

197. James SINCLAIR 1 (John 2nd Of Dun150, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born before 1596.

James's Death Details : Y

Wounded in a 'skirmish' in thurso in 1612.

198. George SINCLAIR 1 (John 2nd Of Dun150, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

George's Death Details : Y

recorded in 1616 as a son of "Umquhile John Sinclair of Dun" (Umquhile means deceased).

199. William SINCLAIR 1st Of Southdun 219 (John 2nd Of Dun150, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

William's Death Details : Y

William married Marjory BRUCE.,1 daughter of Saul BRUCE Of Lyth.

Marjory's Death Details : Y


Children from this marriage were:

+ 258 M    i. David SINCLAIR Of Southdun .1

+ 259 M    ii. Francis SINCLAIR Of Brabsterdorran 1 was born before 1663.

+ 260 F    iii. Isabel SINCLAIR 1 was born before 1636.

200. David SINCLAIR 220 (William Of Stemster, 3Rd Of Dunbeath151, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

David's Death Details : Y

David married Janet 220 ____________.118

Janet's Death Details : Y

Supposed to be the daughter of Murray of Pulrossie, and/or Spanziedale, both in Sutherland.

David is believed to have died before his father and left no legitimate children.

201. Alexander SINCLAIR Of Forss 1 (William Of Stemster, 3Rd Of Dunbeath151, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Alexander's Death Details : Y

Alexander succeeded William in 1607

Alexander married Margaret SINCLAIR,1 daughter of George SINCLAIR 2nd Of Mey 148 and Margaret FORBES,1 in 1608 in Scotland.118 Margaret was born after 1580 in Scotland.

Margaret's Marriage Details : Third cousins.

Margaret's Death Details : Y

(Duplicate Line. See Person 188)

202. Huistean Du McKAY Of Farr 5 (Christian SINCLAIR156, David Of Dun, First Of Forss110, John 3rd Earl Of Caithness67, William 2nd Earl Of Caithness45, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born in 1561 in Scotland and died on 11 Sep 1614 at age 53. Another name for Huistean was Hutcheon McKAY Of Farr.182

He was still a minor when his father died (1572). Huistean became a ward of George, 4th Earl of Caithness and resided with him at Girnigo until Huistean came of age in 1582.

1600 - required to find caution for 10,000 merks to "keep the King's peace".
1602 - Queen Elizabeth required 100 men of Huistean to quell a rebellion in Ireland.
1608 - required to quell disorder in the Hebrides.

Was also known as Mackay Forbes.

Divorced Elizabeth and married Jane Gordon.

Huistean married Elizabeth SINCLAIR,143 daughter of George SINCLAIR 4th Earl Caithness 113 and Lady Elizabeth GRAHAM,141 on 4 Oct 1580 in Marriage Contract.181 Elizabeth was born in Scotland and died after 1589.

Elizabeth's Marriage Details : Second cousins once removed.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 137)

Huistean next married Jane GORDON 1 on 2 Dec 1589 in Scotland.266 Jane was born on 1 Nov 1574 in Scotland.266

Jane's Death Details : Y


Children from this marriage were:

+ 261 M    i. John McKAY 1st Of Strathy And Dirlot 1 died after 1681.

+ 262 M    ii. Donald Dughall MACKAY 1st Lord Reay 1 died in Feb 1649 in Denmark and was buried in Strathnaver, Scotland.

+ 263 F    iii. Annas MACKAY 1 died after 16 Aug 1666.

203. Patrick SINCLAIR 1 (Henry 5th Lord Sinclair164, William 4th Lord Sinclair114, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Patrick's Death Details : Y

Patrick was the ancestor of the Sinclairs of Balgreggie, which became extinct in the male line with the death of John Sinclair of Balgreggie in 1710.

Events

Was admitted burgess of Dysart, 1 Feb 1580. 267

Patrick married Catherine BOSWELL.,1 daughter of James BOSWELL Of Balmuto.

Catherine's Death Details : Y

204. James SINCLAIR Master Of Sinclair 1 (Henry 5th Lord Sinclair164, William 4th Lord Sinclair114, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born about 1557 in Scotland and died on 9 May 1593 in Scotland223 aged about 36.

James's Death Details : Stated age at death: 36

Died 'vita patris'.

Events

Had charters of the baronies of Ravenscraig, Dysart, Newburgh & others, 24 Jul 1577. 268

Had the Barony of Dysart, 5 Jul 1592. 268

Was present at the Privy Council, 26 Feb 1593. 269

James married Isabella LESLIE,1 daughter of George LESLIE 4th Earl Of Rothes, ____________.16

Isabella's Marriage Details : Third cousins once removed

Isabella's Death Details : Y

Daughter of the 4th Earl of Rothes according to Burkes Peerage. It's difficult to determine who her mother was, as her father married 4 times, twice to the same woman, and Isabella is not mentioned in the genealogical record of this family, except in the Lords Sinclair genealogy.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 264 M    i. Henry SINCLAIR 6th Lord Sinclair 1 died in 1602.

+ 265 M    ii. James SINCLAIR 7th Lord Sinclair 1 died in 1607.

+ 266 M    iii. Patrick SINCLAIR 8th Lord Sinclair 15 died in 1615.16

+ 267 F    iv. Margaret/Mary SINCLAIR .1

+ 268 F    v. Catherine SINCLAIR .270

205. Elizabeth SINCLAIR 1 (Henry 5th Lord Sinclair164, William 4th Lord Sinclair114, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Elizabeth's Death Details : Y

Elizabeth married Sir Duncan CAMPBELL Of Glenorchy.1

Duncan's Death Details : Y

206. David WEMYSS Of Wemyss 225 (Sir John WEMYSS Of Wemyss165, Katherine SINCLAIR116, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) died on 22 Feb 1596.172

Served heir 14 May 1572

David married Cecilia RUTHVEN 225 on 7 May 1556 in Marriage Contract.172 Cecilia died on 8 Jul 1589.172

daughter of 2nd Lord Ruthven


The child from this marriage was:

+ 269 M    i. Sir John WEMYSS Of Wemyss 271 died about 1621.171

207. James WEMYSS Of Caskieberran 1 (James WEMYSS Of Caskieberran166, Katherine SINCLAIR116, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) died about 1608.

James married someone.

His child was:

+ 270 M    i. Sir James WEMYSS 1 died in 1666.16

208. Francis STEWART Earl Of Bothwell 1 (Jean HEPBURN Lady Morhame168, Agnes ST. CLAIR119, Henry 3rd Lord Sinclair86, William "The Waster" 2nd Lord Sinclair58, William 1st Sinclair Earl Of Caithness; 3Rd Earl Of Orkney38, Henry 2nd Earl Of Orkney27, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1).

Francis's Death Details : Y

Events

Became cautioner for of 5000 merks, 16 Mar 1588. 163 That his brother-uterine (of the same mother), Earl of Caithness, shall answer Lord Oliphant's complaint.

209. Lady Elizabeth GRAHAM 141 (Sir William GRAHAM 2nd Earl Of Montrose171, Annabel DRUMMOND134, John DRUMMOND 1st Lord Drummond95, Sir Malcolm DRUMMOND Of Cargill And Stobhill62, Sir Walter DRUMMOND Of Cargill And Stobill40, Elizabeth ST. CLAIR30, Henry Lord Of Roslin, Earl Of Orkney (Prince)21, William Of Roslin18, William Of Roslin (Sir)16, Henry Of Roslin (Sir)12, William (Sir)11, Henri10, Henri9, William8, Henri7, Henri3, William 'The Seemly'2, Walderne1) was born in 1506 in Old Montrose, Angus, Scotland and died on 4 Apr 1576 in Edinburgh, Scotland at age 70.

Elizabeth's Death Details : Will proved 4 April 1576.

Events

She had an estate probated Edinburgh Commissary Court on 4 Apr 1576. Surname spelt GRAHAME. Recorded as "Dame, sometime spouse to George, Earl of Caithness".

Elizabeth married George SINCLAIR 4th Earl Caithness,113 son of John SINCLAIR 3rd Earl Of Caithness 80 and Elizabeth SUTHERLAND,110 before 1530 in Scotland. George was born in 1504 in Duffus, Moray, Scotland, died on 9 Sep 1582 in Edinburgh, Scotland114 at age 78, and was buried in Roslin Chapel.115

George's Burial Details : Burial Inscription reads "Hic jacet nobilis ac potens Dominus, Georgius quondam Comes Cathanensis, Dominus Sinclair, Justiciarius hereditarius, Diocesis Cathanensis, qui obit Edinburgi, 9 die mensis Septembris, anno Domini 1582"

George first sat as a Peer in Parliament in 1542; he was Justiciary of Northern Scotland and a supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots. On the night that James Rizzio was murdered, George was amongst the Earls and supporters that rescued her from Holyrood Palace. He also aided Mary and Darnley in their escape to Dunbar Castle. He was foreman at the trial of James, Earl of Bothwell, for the murder of Darnley in 1567.

Burkes Peerage states that George's father died at the battle of Summerdale in Orkney on 18 May 1529. However they do not mention that George was a minor when he succeeded to the Earldom, nor does there appear to be any other record of George requiring wards and/or guardians implying he was a minor. Due to this one has to assume that George was of age in 1529, meaning he could NOT have been born in 1527, however, he was known to be living on 14 July 1527.

George has to have been born about 1503, as he resigned the Earldom to his son and heir, John, in 1545. John had to be of adult age in 1545 or George would not have resigned the Earldom in his favour. This means John had to have been born at least 21 years prior or about 1524. If we presume that George was about 21 when he had his son John, that gives a birth year of approximately 1503.

According to the Scots Peerage he resigned the Earldom into the hands of Queen Mary, who then granted the charter thereof to William's son, John, on 2 October 1545. (p. 338)

Burkes Peerage states that George had sons John, William, George and David and four daughters.
Alt Birth: Bef 14 Jul 1527
Alt Death: 9 Sep 1582 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Events

George has conflicting birth information of 1533. This date is rather ludicrous considering it would have made him 9 years of age when he first sat in parliament as a Peer.

Sat first as a Peer in parliament, 1542. 109

Resigned Earldom, 2 Oct 1545. 109

- meeting ordered with the Earl of Huntly and the Bishop of Ross, 18 Sep 1553. 109

Obtained a remission under the Great Seal for sundry oppressions of the lieges, 18 Dec 1556. 109

Appears as a member of the Privy Council, 22 Dec 1561. 140 Frequently appears after this date.

Obtained two charters of the office of Justiciar from Portinculter to the Pentland Firth, 14 Feb 1566 or 17 Apr 1566. 140 Two charters dated 17 April 1566 and 14 February 1566-67 from the Reg. Mag. Sig.

Commission of Justiciary extended, granting power to appoint deputies, 14 May 1566. 140

Foreman of the jury in trial of James, Earl of Bothwell, 12 Apr 1567. 140

Office of Justiciar ratified in Parliament, 19 Apr 1567. 140

Involved in a feud with Laurence, Lord Oliphant, 1569. 140

Given grant of a yearly pension of £90, 19s. 4 3/4D., 1 Apr 1575. 140 Deed was dated 1 April and 1, 20 and 31 May 1575 and granted by Robert, Bishop of Caithness in return for '....the great help given by the Earl to the bishop in maintaining him in his bishopric..." (p. 339) This pension was granted not onlly to George, but to his son after his decease and to an heir of his son.

Received confirmation by the Crown of the yearly pension awarded in 1575, 1 Jun 1578. 140

(Duplicate Line. See Person 105)

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