The Sinclairs of Co Sligo

James Sinclair had a house, offices, stores and yard in Knox’s Street in the Town of Sligo, held from Captain James Martin. The property included a kiln, butter store and counting house: ‘Good front – and open rere and yard to river also back passage to street.’ The total valuation was £50. A plan was included in the 1855 Valuation House Books, showing the layout of the buildings. He was still holding the same property at Griffith’s Valuation in 1864.

James arrived from Scotland in the 1850s. He was a merchant and when he died in 1897 he left nearly £3,000 in Ireland and £20,000 in Scotland to his sons James Sinclair of The Mall, Sligo (and Crosshill, Glasgow), Hugh Reid Sinclair and John Sinclair, all provision merchants. In 1918, Hugh Reid Sinclair was trading as James Sinclair & Co. at Knox’s Street, Sligo.

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Townland of Knappagh Beg, Town of Sligo, parish of St John’s, barony of Carburg
James Sinclair (c.1814-1897), merchant, m. 1854 Eliza Reid (1828-1892)
James Sinclair (1855-1916) m. Jane Andrew Balderston (c.1861-aft.1916)
Janet Anderson Sinclair (c.1888-1910)
Elizabeth Reid Sinclair (c.1890-)
Kathleen Sinclair (c.1892-1893)
James Patrick Sinclair (c.1895-)
Robert B. Sinclair (c.1898-)
Hugh Reid Sinclair (1857-1919) m. 1884 Frances Fanny Gilmour (c.1859-1933)
Jane Eccles Sinclair (1886-1922) m. 1911 William Roy Sockett (1886-c.1977), issue
Eliza Jane Sinclair (1858-) m. 1855 Rev. William Jackson (c.1863-), issue
John Sinclair (1859-aft.1897) m. 1884 Sarah Anne Martin (c.1868-)
James Sinclair (1889-) m. Elizabeth Brown Fairbairn (1893-1965)
Margaret Sinclair (1930-1984) m. 1955 Edwin Wiley (1923-1969), issue
Elizabeth Reid Sinclair (1891-aft.1911)
Dr John Cadzow Sinclair (c.1893-1966)
Hugh Reid Sinclair (1894-1943) m. 1935 Laura Frances McKinny
Roy Fulton Sinclair (1896-1960) m. 1919, Mercia Mignon Aris Newby (c.1899-1959)
John Newby Sinclair (1921-)
Roy George Sinclair
Reid Sinclair
Donald Sinclair (1928-1999)
Donald Stewart Sinclair (1901-1915)
Rev. Robert William Sinclair (1862-India 1904)
Annie Sinclair (1864-) m. 1889 John Charles Quinn (c.1856-1942), issue
Agnes Jessie Sinclair (1866-1926)
Mary (Molly) Sinclair (1870-1953) m. 1900 Alexander Monds Lyons (1873-c.1950), issue
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