Mary Sinclair

Female17 December 1824–about 1864

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Sinclair was born on 17 December 1824, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Sinclair, was 34 and her mother, Margaret, was 30. She married George Jamieson on 25 December 1843, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. She died about 1864, in Scotland, at the age of 41.

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George Jamieson
Mary Sinclair
Marriage: 25 December 1843
Margaret Jamieson
Margaret Jaap Jamieson
Crawford Jamieson
Elisabeth Jamieson
George Jamieson

Sources (22)

  • Mary Sinclair in household of Daniel Sinclair, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Mary Sinclair, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Sinclar, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1843Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    Age 6

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

    Age 8

    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

    Age 14

    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle (Manche), so called from the dedication of its church to Saint Clarus (see Clare 3).

    Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

    History: The Scottish family Sinclair (see 1 above) came to southern Scotland in the twelfth century from Huntingdonshire with the de Morvilles. Descendants of these Sinclairs became earls of Caithness in the 15th century. The frequency of the surname in Caithness and Orkney is largely due to the adoption by tenants of the name of their overlord.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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