Re: Orkney connection?

Sue Visser

Hi Toni
Are you talking of John Sinclair who married Catherine McCuaig 7 Sept 1777 in Kilarrow (but NOTP)?  If so, I don’t have John’s history prior to the marriage.  Yes, I too have 4 brothers (and 2 sisters plus 2 other possible sisters). 
I’ve been following this thread of Orkney→Islay connections with interest as it’s new to me.
Was Orkney involved in Culloden?  Did they have to flee as many others did, perhaps taking new names?  Perhaps someone with greater historical knowledge might be able to shed some light on these possibilities.
It’s good news to see some of the ‘charter’ SCT-ISLAY members back in the posting fray Winking smile

From: tsinclair@...
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Orkney connection?
Thanks Johan.  I think you've also corresponded a bit with this gentleman, so I won't go into the details.  However, he is very certain that his Mullindry Sinclairs were definitely not tenant farmers.  However, "The Daybook of Daniel Campbell of Shawfield,",compiled by Freda Ramsay, and "The Book of Islay" edited by Gregory Smith indicate that Mullindry was always a Campbell-owned farm.

Sue V.  - To my knowledge, there were 4 Sinclair brothers.  One of them - John, married a Catherine McCuaig of Kildalton parish (I think you had her in some of your family research).  Did you ever come across any information to indicate that Catherine married into a Sinclair family with Orkney origins?

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