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John Sinclair of Toab

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Death: Died
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Son of Magnus Sinclair of Skaill and N.N.
Husband of Mary Stewart
Father of William Sinclair of Tullope and James Sinclair of Randel, baron of Randel

Occupation: Laird of Toab, Havell and Skaill
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About John Sinclair of Toab

JOHN SINCLAIR OF TOAB (aka JOHN SINCLAIR OF TULLOPE or TOLHOUPE)

John Sinclair here treated is the eldest son of Magnus Sinclair in Skaill. National Records of Scotland, Register House charters, 1st series, reference RH6/2550 He is noticed as John Sinclaire of Tullope on 13 September 1593 National Records of Scotland, Title deeds to lands in Orkney, reference GD1/45/13 and as John Sinclair of Tolhoupe on 3 November following. National Records of Scotland, Title deeds to lands in Orkney, reference GD1/45/15

Clan MacFarlane genealogy identifies John Sinclair as the son of John Sinclair and his wife Margaret Ballantyne but this is wrong. Clan MacFarlane and associated clans genealogy In this error Clan MacFarlane follows Genealogics

Death

John Sinclair of Tohop died before 28 May 1618. National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/118

Marriage

John Sinclair of Tohop married Mary Stewart (aka Marie Stewart), who is called ‘brother dochter’ by Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney. On 21 October 1584 Earl Robert gave Mary Stewart the lands of Braebuster, Havell and Swartebreck, which had fallen to him by the escheat of Magnus Sinclair of Tohop, her father-in-law. A sasine which followed from this charter was registered on 17 May 1580. Records of the Earldom of Orkney, pp. 304-05 John Sinclair of Tohop and his wife are mentioned on 13 March 1589-90, in a charter by which William Sinclair of Sabay confirms that he has wadsett his one penny land in Swartabreck above the yard in Tollop to John. Records of the Earldom of Orkney, charter number CXCVII on p. 316

Children

  1. William Sinclair of Tullope
  2. James Sinclair of Randel, baron of Randel and

Note: The identification of James Sinclair of Randel as a son of John Sinclar and Marie Stewart appears to rest upon the proposition put forward by Fiona's Finding Service Nobles in Sweden and Alsace and the work of Leo van de Pas Genealogics

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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17 May 1580: Instrument of Resignation and Sasine under the hand of William Fermoir, notary public narrating that Magnus Sinclair in Skaill within the close of the Yairdis in the town of Kirkwall, for fulfilling of the Contract of Marriage between Johne Sinclair, his eldest son and Marie Stweartt, brother's daughter to Lord Robertt Stewartt feaur of Orknay and Zetland resigned to said lord, as superior, all his heritable lands as well conquest as pertaining to him of old heritage, either in Orknay or Zetland whereupon said Lord 'dimittit' same in the hands of said Johne and Marie to be 'bruikit' by them and the survivor of them in conjunct fee, and after their decease to the heirs gotten between them, whom failing, said Johne's heirs and assignees whomsoever in heritage, for yearly payment to the king and kirk of scatt and teind as use is. And therefore, by virtue of said Lord's precept directed to Johnne Langskaill and William Aitkin, bailies in that part, said John Langskaill passed to the lands of Tohop lying in Sanct Androis parish, and said William passed to the lands of Brabester within the parish of Deirnes both within the 'Manelnad of Orkney'; and there gave Sasine of said lands to said Johne Sinclair accordingly. Witnesses, Magnus Tailyeour, Magnus Smiyth, Nyniane Smyth, Henre Smyth, Magnus Prence, Magnus Paplay. [ [http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=RH6%2f2550&st=1&tc=y&tl=n&tn=n&tp=n&k=magnus+sinclair&ko=p&r=&ro=s&df=1500&dt=1600&di=y National Records of Scotland, Register House charters, 1st series, reference RH6/2550]

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13 September 1593: Charter under the great seal of King James VI to John Sinclaire of Tullope of the six penny lands of Burgh and others in Rowsay. Given at Striviling. [Part of great seal remains. Not registered]. National Records of Scotland, Title deeds to lands in Orkney, reference GD1/45/13

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3 November 1593: Instrument of sasine in favour of John Sinclair of Tolhoupe of the lands in GD1/45/13; on precept under the testimony of the great seal dated 13 September 1593. National Records of Scotland, Title deeds to lands in Orkney, reference GD1/45/15

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18 October 1615: Obligation by Mr Wm. Sinclair of Tullope narrating that whereas James Bishop of Glasgow and afterward Bishop of Orkney did by Charter of Feufarm dated (blank) sett to him and Jeane Gordoun, his spouse, the lands of Cowbister and Smowgrow in parish of Orphir, without reservation of liferent of either of the said two roumes to Marie Stewart, mother of said Wm., nevertheless he obliges himself to submit to arbitration with his mother and David King of Worbister, her spouse, anent what right, title or security he should give to them of the said lands National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/137

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28 May 1618: Discharge by David King and Marie Stewart, his spouse, in favour of Wm. Sinclair, son of said Marie, of 10 meills malt and £3:6:8d in respect of assignation thereof to Jas. Baikie, merchant in Kirkwall National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/118

Genealogical Account

  1. Fiona's Finding Service: The Sinclairs of Tohop
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