The Sinclairs of Ballyrussell

The following inscription is copied from a Grave-stone in Comber Church-yard, which is said to have been brought thither from Greyabbey on the removal of the family thence to Comber.
Here lieth these bodies of Robert SINKLER, who died in 1666, aged 71 years, and his wife Giles Gordon, who died in 1673, aged 74 years; also their son John SINKLER, who died 1681, aged 61 years.

Cited in The Sinclaire Family of Belfast, N. Ireland and their Descendants 1660-1964 by Mrs St. Claire Lappe Daub (USA) from a lineage of this family at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


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Descendant table

John Sinclair of Ballyrussell, Comber, Co. Down (c.1685-)
m. c.1710, Dorothea Bell (c.1690-)
Martha, Alice, Dorothea Sinclair
John Sinclair (1728-1812) m. unknown wife
James, unmarried
William, unmarried
Olive, Jane
Hans, unmarried
Robert, known as Sinclaire, Winchester, Virginia (1789), Cumberland (1792)
John, Jr. (1781-1854)
m. 1807, Miss McCready of Ballymiscaw
8 daughters, all Sinclaire
Margaret Sinclair
Robert Sinclair m. unknown wife
Mary, Martha, Elizabeth
John, unmarried
Elizabeth Sinclair