Katharine Sinclair

about 1745–
Latheron, Caithness, Scotland

The Life of Katharine

When Katharine Sinclair was born about 1745, in Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, her father, James Sinclair of Holbornhead and Forss, was 47 and her mother, Jean Sinclair, was 30.

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John Campbell
Katharine Sinclair

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Sinclair of Holbornhead and Forss


    Jean Sinclair




    Captain Robert Sinclair of Freswick




    William Sinclair , Army Surgeon


    Colonel James Sinclair 11th Laird of Forss


Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): name of a powerful Scottish clan, originally a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche or Saint-Clairl’Évêque in Calvados, so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Clarus ( see Clare 3).2 Jewish: Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

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

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  • Caithness Deeds and Probate Writs 926489 (1780-1800) and 926490 (1728-44)

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