The Sinclairs of Co Mayo

In 1842 and at Griffiths Valuation in 1855, George Sinclair had an ‘excellent garden, well stocked and enclosed’ valued at £3 held from the assignees of Alexander and George Clendenning and Partners in Mill Street in the Town of Westport, townland of Cahernamart in the parish of Oughaval, barony of Murrisk. He also had a private house, office, yard and small garden held from John Gibbons in Altamont Street in the same townland, valued at £8 5s, but another house, office and yard, valued at £6 8s. in Castlebar Street in the townland of Carrowbeg was not listed in Griffiths.

On 12 February 1880, George Sinclair, Clerk, Westport, was found guilty at the Petty Session Court of not paying William G. O’Malley, Poor Rate Collector, Bellaburke, parish of Ballintober, £1 17s. 2d. Poor Rate due on 27 November 1879. To be paid with costs.
George Clendinning, Isaac Farrell and George Sinclair were recorded as sureties for a £100 Note dated 9 August 1845 of the Newport Loan Association for the Ireland Sustainability Fund.

George Sinclair died at Westport in 1888, aged 79, so was born about 1809. It is not known where, or if he was married.

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