The Sinclairs of Lisnalea and Newry

Members of this Sinclair family were living in Newry at the same time as the Newry Sinclairs. They certainly knew each other, because Abraham Walker Sinclair had business dealings with Ellen Brady of Canal Street, who may have been Anna Brady’s grandmother (see below). James and Abraham Sinclair were merchants on Canal Street, importing coal in particular.  However, so far there is nothing to suggest that the two families were related. From research undertaken by Adrian Sinclair, it seems likely that they came from Markethill, Co. Armagh, but no definitive proof has been found.

Alan Sinclair of Kilkeel found two gravestones relating to the family:
‘At the very back of Mullabrack Parish Church (the nave) there exists a grave which consists of two full-sized horizontal slabs surrounded by granite coping, which is raised slightly at the rear, to about 6 inches. The coping is built directly under the plaster of the wall. The weight of the church wall plaster has split the coping stone. The names, which were on the slabs, were said to be illegible by the elder Willie Wilson (Sexton), but they said it was very old. The sod, which was growing completely over the grave, was pulled back and revealed the slabs in badly broken condition. Pieces of granite were loose in a hole which was pointing downwards directly into the grave. The name “SINCLAIR” is written in newly installed lead capitals on the front of the rear coping stone with the date 1779-1899.’
The second was on Robert Sinclair’s grave at Loughgilly Parish Church:
Erected by Robert Sinclair, Lisnalea, in memory of his Son Abraham Sinclair, died February 13, 1894, aged 21 years and John who died 7th February, 1908 aged 40 years; also his dearly beloved wife Anne, who died 30 October 1919, aged 82; also in loving memory of the above Robert Sinclair, who died 9th November, 1919, aged 85 years.

Back to other Irish Sinclair families

Much of the following genealogical information was provided by Adrian Sinclair.

Abraham Sinclair of Mullaghbrack and Lisnalea, Co Armagh (c.1808-1880) m. c.1833 Mary Henderson (1810-1898)
James Sinclair of Jerrettspass and Newry (c.1830-1908) m. 1865 Mary Ewart (1840-1915)
Abraham Sinclair (1867-1946) m. 1905 Anna Maria (Cissie) Brady (1878-1941)
James Sinclair (1906-1977) m. 1937 Adeline Monica Frances Lamb of Cork (1906-1975)
Adrian F. Sinclair (1938-) m. 1967 Laurie Fenelon of Co Kildare
Keith Sinclair (1969- )
Emma Sinclair (1972- )
Alan Foster Sinclair of Kilkeel (1908-2000) m. 1940 Lily Kathleen James (1904-1978)
Brian Sinclair (Canada) m. C. Niagara
Winifred Sinclair (1911-1995) m. c.1931 Alexander Henry Couser of Kilkeel, Co Down (1900-1980), issue
Jane Sinclair (1869-1908) m. c.1895 Francis (Frank) Fisher (1866-), issue
John Sinclair (1872-1955) m. 1908 Charlotte Martha Church of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim (1887-)
Dorothy Susan Mary Sinclair (1909-1998) m. James Guy Woodgates of Raglan, Monmouthshire (1902-1968), issue
Laura (Lorna) Sinclair m. Edgar Roy, issue
Harry Sinclair (Canada) m. Mamie Callaghan
John Sinclair
Joan Sinclair m. Robert Inman (Canada), issue
James H. Sinclair (c.1873-1918), unmarried
Robert William Sinclair (1878-1911) m. Margaret Brown of Derry (1881-1914)
Margaret Isabella Sinclair (1902-)
William Sinclair (1905-)
Beryl S. Sinclair (1908-)
Harry Sinclair (1909-)
Henry Sinclair (1880-)
Annie Elizabeth Sinclair (1881-1966) m. Robert McFaul of Newtonabbey, Co Antrim
Robert Sinclair (c.1834-1919) m. 1863 Anne Lockhart (c.1837-1919)
James Sinclair (1864-)
John Sinclair (1867-1908)
Mary Jane Sinclair 1869-1902)
Elizabeth Sinclair (1871-) m. —- Perry or Petty
Abraham Sinclair (1872-1894)
Robert Sinclair (1873-1908)
Annabelle Sinclair (1851-1932, California, USA) m. James Harrah Sullivan (1847-1916), issue
May Jane Sinclair (1852-1927, California, USA) m. 1869 Samuel Mason (1843-1904), issue
Elizabeth Sinclair (1856-1920, California, USA)
Agnes Sinclair (1857-c.1938) m. 1881 John Halliday (1854-), issue

Abraham Sinclair (1867-1946)

Annie Elizabeth Sinclair (1881-1966). Courtesy  of William Neuman

John Sinclair (1872-1955). Courtesy of William Neuman

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