Barbara Sinclair

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Sinclair was born in 1839, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Collie Sinclair, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Lyall, was 26. She married Alexander Duchart on 9 December 1859, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 29 December 1910, in Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Alexander Duchart
Barbara Sinclair
Marriage: 9 December 1859
Cathrine Duchart
Peter Duchart
James Duchart
Helen Duchart
Alexander Duchart
William Duchart
David Duchart
Elizabeth Mary Deuchart
John Duchart
Barbara Jane Duchart

Sources (21)

  • 1901 Scotland Census
  • Barbara Sinclair, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Barbara Sinclair, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (8)


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1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

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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