Sinclaires-Mulhollands (Belfast and Lisburn)

As of April 1, 1954, Miss Mary Mulholland (b. about 1870-71) had in her possession the Mulholland Family Bible, which came from Belfast, Northern Ireland. It contained the names of Thomas Sinclaire's 12 children and Henry Mulholland's 14 children by his first wife (not recorded here) and those of his second wife - Georgina Sinclair. The Bible also contains the following inscription on a tombstone, which was in the cemetery adjoining St. George's Church in Belfast. The cemetery is no longer there, some of the remains and tombstones having been removed to Clifton Street, Belfast:

"Here lieth the body of William Sinclaire of Belfast, Merchant, who departed this life on the 24th of December, in the year 1759, aged 80 years. Also his first wife, Jane Gregg, who died 11th of April, 1714, aged 32 years. Here also lieth the body of Jane Sinclaire, otherwise Scott, second wife of the above William Sinclaire, who died in the year 1760, aged 75 years. Also three of their younger children also John Sinclaire, Linen Draper, 2nd son of the above pair, is mentioned here. He died November 1769, aged 45 years. The body of Thomas Sinclaire, Merchant, eldest son of the above named William Sinclaire and Jane Sinclaire, is also interred here. He died the 8th of December 1798 aged 80 years."

From The Sinclair Family of Belfast, N. Ireland and their Descendants 1660-1964, by Mrs St. Claire Lappe Daub (USA), 1954


The Sinclaires and Mulhollands of Belfast and Lisburn


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 generations        
William Sinclaire of Belfast, merchant (1679-1759)              
m. 1st Jane Gregg (1682-1714)                      
m. 2nd Jane Scott (1685-1760)                      
  Thomas (1719-1798) m. Esther Eccles Pottinger (1726-1781)          
    Agnes (1751-1826)                    
    William (1752-1756)                    
    Joseph (1753-1767)                    
    Thomas (1754-1838) m. 1791 Jane Bland              
      Mary Ann, d. young                  
    Jane (1755-) m. 1775 James Pollock of Bessbroook          
      John (1776-)                    
    Hester (1778-)                      
    Eliza (1779-)                      
    St. Clair (1792-1797) bur. Riverside Park, New York, USA        
    Frances (1757-) m. George Wells            
      2 sons, d. young                    
    William Frederick (1758-1807) m. Charlotte Pollock, sister of James Pollock    
      Eliza (1785-) m. Rev. Edward May, Rector of Belfast        
        Rt. Hon. George Augustine May, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland    
      Hester m. Archdeacon Butson of Clonfert, Co. Galway        
      Charlotte m. 1826 Richard Dobbs of Castle Dobbs, Co. Antrim (1796-), High Sheriff,    
      JP & DL (1841), MP for Carrickfergus (1832)          
        Richard Archibald Conway (1843-1853)          
        Montague William Edward (1844-)          
        Olivia Nicola m. 1854 Sir James MaCauly Higginson, CB, Governor of Mauritius  
        Frances Millicient m. 1856 Col. Hugh Boyd          
        Hester A. Caroline m. 1853 Gerald George of Dondea Castle, Co. Kildare    
        Harriet Sydney                  
        m. 1st 1850 George, Duke of Manchester          
        m. 2nd 1858 Arthur Stevenson Blackwood Esq.        
          Nicola Susan (-1857)              
          Millicient Georgina Montague            
    Esther (1760-1763)                    
    John (1761-1763)                    
    Charlotte (1762-1765)                    
    John Ferdinand of the Falls, Belfast (1764-1857) m. 1793 Margaret Clarke (1769-1839)    
      Thomas (1796-1861) m. Augusta Heatly of Co. Wicklow (-1868)      
        3 sons, 3 daughters                
      Catherine (1797-1884) m. 1822 George Hutchinson of Manot House, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim  
        3 sons, 5 daughters                
            Captain George Hutchinson of Shangarry, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim (1889-c.1953)
              Richard Sinclair Hutchinson (Gilbert & Ellis Island, West Pacific)  
      John (1800-1857) unm.                  
      William (West Hoboken, NJ, USA) (1802-) m. Miss Purdon of Belfast      
        5 sons ( 1 son killed at Battle of Vicksburgh), 3 daughters      
      Jane (1805-1819)                    
      Margaret (1808-)                    
      Emily (1809-) m. Robert Thompson of Belfast (-1862)        
        3 sons, 4 daughters                
      Richard Ker (1811-1904) m. Isabel McKee of Bangor, Co. Down (-1881)    
        Margaret, George, Isabel, Katherine, Clara, Florence, Albert, Henry    
        Richard Ker (New Zealand) (1856-1943)        
        m. 3rd Lillie Walker (1888-1965)        
        m. 2nd Margaret Ann Walker (1878-1908)        
          Lily Margaret (1908-)              
        m. 1st Ellen Matilda Stevenson (1859-1899)        
          Isobel (1890-1966) m. Thomas I. Adamson (1874-1939)    
            Doris G. (1912-1975) m. Reginald A. Wharfe (1912-1999)    
            John Eric (1918-1969)            
          Violet G. (1891-) m. Joseph W. Hale (1894-1949)      
          Richard S. (1892-1958)            
          Albert W. (1895-1972) m. 1st Ellen Blanche (1899-1970) m. 2nd Nellie Cook (1901-1966)
          Ellen Matilda (1896-1971) m. 2nd Frederick C. Oliver (1899-1960)    
          m. 1st Rowland G. Collins (1893-1943)        
            Yvonne Joan Sinclaire (1922-1998) m. Thomas G. Peel    
              Yvonne C. Peel m. 1st Morrow      
              m. 2nd Powell      
                  Jamie-Lee (1989-)      
                  Emillee (2004-)      
        William Richey Sinclaire m. 1905 Mary Jane Law of Hillsborough, Co. Down    
          Esther Pottinger m. John J. Corcoran of Norwood, MA, USA    
            10 children                
          William Eldred (CA, USA) m. not known        
            Carol Anne                
          Miriam Louise m. Herbert V. Howland of Riverside, Rhode Island, USA    
            John Sinclaire, Robert Vaughan        
    Capt. George (1767-1829), 3rd Buffs, 84th British Regiment, m. Mary McGuckin of Belfast    
      Thomas of New Rochelle, NY, USA (1796-1865), MD, m. Leah Gallandette de St. Croix  
        5 sons, 3 daughters                
      Rawdon Francis (1800-1829), officer in British Army, d. in Gibraltar      
      Anna Frances (1800-1870)                
      Rosina (1801-1881)                  
      William Frederick (-1845), soldier who took part in Seminoles War in Florida, d. at Napoleon, USA
      Georgina Esther Agnes (1803-1871), bur. Philadelpia, PA, USA      
      m. 1st James Coslett of Ireland                
        Charles, Major in US Civil War, d. aged 90, unm.        
        Georgina Augustine m. William Kelly, both bur. St Dennis Cemetery, Ardmore, PA, USA  
          James, Anne, Louise, no issue, bur. St Dennis Cemetery      
          Georgina m. Mr Devlin              
            Marie Devlin m. Mr Finch (adopted 1 boy)      
      m. 2nd Henry Mulholland of Lisburn (1796-), bur. at sea        
        St. Clair Augustus (1839-1910), Major General in US Civil War      
        m. 1st Mary Dooner of Philadelphia, PA, USA        
          Agnes Marie m. Ludwig Faber, commercial artist      
            Armin Faber              
          Edward, d. young                
          Francis Fox (-1951) m. Joseph Comber        
            Frances (-1952), unm.            
            Howard (-c.1942) m. Katherine          
              1 son, 1 daughter          
            Clair (-1953) m. no issue          
          Mary St. Clair Mulholland (1870/1-), unm. no issue      
        m. 2nd Mary Heenan of Philadelphia, PA, USA        
          Genevieve (-1944), d.n.m.            
          Claire (1889-) m. 1917 George Dobbin (1882-1941)      
            Claire A. (1917-)              
            Helen M. (1918-)              
            George F. (1919-)              
            John R. (1921-)              
            Donald D. (1922-)              
            Margaret M. (1923-) m. 1949 Harry M. Bunting III (1920-)    
              Carol (1950-)            
            Rosemary A. (1925-)            
            Patricia A. (1928-)            
            Genevieve (1931-)            
        Father James Mulholland (1841-1886)          
        Louise Maria Mulholland m. Francis Xavier Gartland      
          Francis Xavier, d. young              
          Charles Coslett, d. 25 years            
          Louise Marie, d. 5 1/2 years            
          Marie Francis Xavier m. Mr Ansley          
          Georgina St. Claire m. Mr McNab          
          James St. Claire, d. young            
          Francis Marie, d. young              
          Louise Marie of Philadelphia, PA, USA, unm.      
        Francis Xavier Mulholland (1845-1911), bur. at St. Dennis Cemetery, twin d. at birth  
        m. Elizabeth Owens (-1914)              
          Mary (1872-1949) m. Charles McIntyre (-1927)      
            Frances Ann (1899-) m. Frank Pedrick, no issue      
            Charles (1901-) m. Muriel Leahy (1901-)      
              Charles Jnr. (1922-)          
              Richard (1926-) m. issue      
              Joseph (1927-)        
              Muriel (1932-)            
              Barbara (1934-)            
            John (1903-) m. Charlotte Ennie (1903-)      
              Henry (1932-)            
              Grace Ann (1937-)          
            Rosemary (1910-) m. Wallace D. Roberts      
              Wallace Decatur (1948-)          
          Harry (1874-1928), unm.              
          Clair (1881-1948) m. Catherine A. O'Connor      
            Clair (1909-1930)              
            Frances, unm.              
          Catherine (1884-1932) m. Phillip Erdman, no issue      
          Frances (1889-1945) m. Frank McHugh of Locust, PA, USA (1886-1949)  
            John (c.1910-), issue      
            Franklin (c.1912-), issue      
            Elizabeth, unm.              
            Mary (c.1922-) m. Mr Cornely, issue        
          Georgina Esther Agnes St. Claire (1881-)        
          m. 1896 William Henry Lappe (1871-1956)        
            Francis Xavier Wifred Lappe (1898-)        
            m. Dorothy Hartley (1899-)          
              Dorothy Lappe (1921-)          
              m. John Zets, no issue          
            St. Claire Aloysius Lappe (1902-) of Chautauqua, NY, USA    
            m. 1922 Walter Earl Daub (1903-) of Springfield, PA, USA    
              William Earl (1922-), Lt. jg.        
              m. Leah Paradise of Milwaukee, WI, USA (1924-)    
                Kathleen Ann (1947-)        
                Sandra Jane (1949-)        
                Linda Sue (1951-)