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William Sinclair of Saba

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Son of John Sinclair of Toab and Mary Stewart
Husband of Barbara Halcro and Jean Gordon
Father of David Sinclair, 1st Lord of Finnekumla; John Sinclair; Robert Sinclair of Saba; James Sinclair of Grottsetter and Marie Sinclair
Brother of James Sinclair of Randel, baron of Randel
Half brother of John King of Warbuster; Lieutenant General James King, 1st Lord Eythin; Major David King and William King

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About William Sinclair of Saba

WILLIAM SINCLAIR OF SABA (formerly WILLIAM SINCLAIR OF TULLOPE)

William Sinclair of Tullope is the son of John Sinclair of Toab and his wife Mary Stewart According to Roland William Saint-Clair, William Sinclair of Tullope here treated is is the same person as William Sinclair of Saba. The Saint Clairs of the Isles, p. 140

Charter Witness

On 30 June 1618 William Sinclair of Tolhoip witnessed a charter issued by James Sinclair of Gott. Orkney and Shetland Records, iii, Orkney Sasines, 1617-21, p. 71

On 3 November 1618 William Sinclair of Tolhoip witnessed a charter issued by Patrick Murray of Wedweek Orkney and Shetland Records, iii, Orkney Sasines, 1617-21, pp. 35-6

On 7 July 1620 William Sinclair of Tolhoip witnessed a charter in favour of Hew Halcro, fiar of that Ilk. Orkney and Shetland Records, iii, Orkney Sasines, 1617-21, pp. 114-15

Bailie for Alexander Paplay

On 15 March 1620 William Sinclair of Tolhoip, acting as bailie for Alexander Paplay, merchant burgess of Kirkwall, gagave sasine of a three merkland in Sands, Deerness, to William Irvine of Grind. Orkney and Shetland Records, iii, Orkney Sasines, 1617-21, p. 91

THe Lands of Saba

13 November 1624: Records of the Earldom of Orkney, note on p. 96

Records of the Earldom of Orkney, pp. 454-55

Death

William Sinclair of Saba died before 1657. National Records of Scotland, Kirkwall Sheriff Court, reference SC11/5/1657/47

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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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

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29 April 1622: Charter a me by William Irwing of Saba to William Sinclair of Tolhoip of 20 merkland of Burwik, 9 merkland of Soulsetter, 9 merkland in Forswall, 2½ merkland in Hindertoune, 1d. land in Fea in Newger, Qouyis in Newger, in parish of Sandwick under reversion: with procuratory of resignation, sasine Rec. P.R.S. Orkney, 29 April 1622. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/148

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9 May 1622: Bond by William Sinclair of Tolhoip to George, bishop of Orknay, not to transfer confirmation by said George to said William of alienation by William Irwing of Saba to him, of 20 merkland in Burwik and others in parish of Sandwick, back to said William Irwing or to anyone else, except to said George National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Scarth Family of Breckness, Orkney, reference GD217/149

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17 March 1635: Charter by George Bellenden of Midhous whereby, in implement of M/C between him with consent of Adam B., elder of Stanehous, his f., and of Adam B. younger, fiar of Stanehous, his brother, on the one part, and William Sinclair of Tolhoip, and Marie S., his daughter, with consent of her said f., and of Jean Gordoun, her m., on the other part, said George grants to said Marie, his future spouse, liferent of his sixpenny land of Midhous and halfpenny land Bishop's land in Howa lying in Utter Costa, parish of Evie and Sheriffdom of Orkney, together with one penny udal land in Howa, one penny udal land in Brek, and his sixpenny land Bishop's land called Flaw-is lying in said parish and sheriffdom National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/167

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6 August 1635: Power of Factory by General Major James King in favour of Col. Wm. Bailzie, Wm. Sinclair of Saba, his brother, Mr James King, Advocate, and Jas. Lesly, merchant burgess of Edinr., relating to his affairs, and in particular to the sum of 30,000 merks owing to him by Wm. Dick of Braid, Merchant burgess of Edinr National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/119

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2 May 1636: Notarial Instrument narrating that Wm. Sinclair of Tolhoip compeared before Mr. Patk. Watterstoun, younger, minister of Deirnes and St. Andrews in Orkney and there the said Wm. having received a charge of horning at the instance of said Mr Patk. for his vicarage teinds of the lands of Saba and Brabuster for year 1635 offered payment National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/141

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17 January 1652: Order by James Stewart [of Gremsay] on Wm. Sinclair of Saba for payment to the latter's son, Robt., of £80, in respect Wm. is due Jas. the like sum for tack duty of teinds National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/143

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William Flett of Gruthay sold one half of Sabay to William Sinclair Records pf the Earldom of Orkney, note on p. 96

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1623-24: Compt of Expenses against (?) Sinclair of Saba 1623, 1624 National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/272

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6 August 1635: Power of Factory by General Major James King in favour of Col. Wm. Bailzie, Wm. Sinclair of Saba, his brother, Mr James King, Advocate, and Jas. Lesly, merchant burgess of Edinr., relating to his affairs, and in particular to the sum of 30,000 merks owing to him by Wm. Dick of Braid, Merchant burgess of Edinr National Records of Scotland, James Brown Craven bequest relating to local and ecclesiastical history on Orkney, reference GD106/119

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2 July 1640: Kirkwall. Precept from the moderator and presbytery of Orkney to their officers to charge [blank] to appear before them as witness touching the bill of complaint given against Patrick Waterston (Waterstoun), younger, minister at Rowsay, by Patrick Smythe of Braco and William Sinclair of Saba. Papers of the Smythe Family of Methven, Perthshire, reference GD190/1/12

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1657: James Fergysone (Summons): George Smyth, and Robert Sinclair of Sabay National Records of Scotland, Kirkwall Sheriff Court, reference SC11/5/1657/47

Genealogical Accounts

  1. The Saint Clairs of the Isles, pp. 139-141 for the Sinclairs of Tohop and Saba
  2. Records of the Earldom of Orkney, p. 468 for J. Storer Clouston's drop-line pedigree chart for Sinclair of Warsetter
  3. The Sinclairs of Tohop and Saba