Sinkler / Sinclair

Sinclair, Sinkler, St. Clair, Sincklear, Sinklers

John SINCLAIR / SINKLER born 1630 Edinburgh Scotland, farmer, bought land in Exeter NH 1/6/1659; will written 1/27/1700 probated 9/14/1700; arrived 1651 as an indentured servant; worked off indenture as a lumberjack and settled in Exeter.

Spouse: (1) Mary ___ married by 1660 Exeter [Torrey],  still wife in 4/27/1667 (2) Deborah ___  married by 11/1697 [Torrey], admitted to Hampton Church from Exeter 11/14/1697

Children: James born 7/27/1660; Mary born 6/27/1663 married Wheeler; Sarah/Sary born 9/15/1664 probably married Benjamin Jones/Jonson had sons John & Benjamin; John married Elizabeth Bean; Meribah married Lull; Maria married Bedell


James SINCLAIR born 7/27/1660, of Exeter; served in Philip's War, 1689 Census NH, will 1731 proved 2/15/1732

Spouse: Mary SCAMMON of Exeter, born 5/31/1673; married by 1690 Exeter [Torrey] 13 years James' junior

Children: Captain John married after 9/22/1709 Anne (Chase) Wiggin; Joseph born circa 1692, of So. Newmarket & Pembroke married Elizabeth Lyford; Samuel married Anne (poss Hobbs); Jonathan of Exeter and Wells; Richard married 6/27/1728 Catherine Stevens; Ebenezer of Exeter married Abigail Folsom died 1754; Benjamin younger than Ebenezer married Elizabeth ?; Mercy married (?Paul) Hall; Martha married John Bean; David; Keziah; Mary


Richard SINCLAIR of Stratham, parents deeded him land in 1727; will 6/25-8/27/1751, died 7/9/1751 NEHGS Register

Spouse: Catherine STEVENS / STEPHENS married 6/27/1728 [NH Vitals]

Children: Sarah "Sarey" born 10/24/1735; Nathaniel Sinkler of Stratham husbandman; Mary Sinclair married, probably in Stratham about 1746, Theodore Hilton of Newmarket; Deborah Sinkler; Richard's will named 9 children


Sarah SINKLER born 10/24/1735

Spouse: Nathan PRESTON Sr, Sr. (Presson/Preson) born 1725 ENG

Children: Nathan born 1753 of Newmarket NH married Elizabeth Rumery;  Ichabod; Heman; John; John; Beatrice

New England Gen. Register: In 1758, we Nathaniel Sinkler of Stratham, husbandman, Theodore Hilton Newmarket and Mary Hilton, his wife, with Nathan Preson of same, ship_____ and Sarah Preson his wife, all children and children-in-law of Richard Sinkler late of Stratham dec'd, for Lb2100 old tenor, convey to Nicholas Duda, Newmarket, yeoman, all their rights in the estate in Stratham, which their grandfather, James Sinkler, and grandmother, Mary Sinkler, both of Exeter, and gave to their said father, Richard and his lawful heirs; refers to his will; _____ to "Nath" Sinkler Theod' Hilton Mary Hilton Nathan presson mark _____ presson mark of Daborah Sinkler." Wit: Joseph Burleigh and Thomas _____ acknowledged same day before a Notary; recorded 8 Aug. 1767.

A-CHS 2/98: Machias Union 10/12/1869 re Saxby Gale: Plantation 14 on the Eastern Ridge, James Smith's house partly unroofed & badly damaged & his barn demolished; Jacob R. Sinclair's new house destroyed; Nathan Preston, J. Dodge, J. Taylor Reynolds, John Mulveney each had a barn unroofed or damaged badly; Nehemiah Preston's shed was blown down & his orchard of apple trees greatly injured by uprooting.

Gen. Dic. ME & NH pg 635: Sinclair, James (3) liv near Wheelwright's Creek, Exeter. He served in Philip's War, at a Newbury blockho. in 1704, and as sergeant in a scouting party in 1710. O.A. 11/30/1677. Grants 1681, 1689 and was willed by fa 20 a (formerly Robinston's), 10 and a feather-bed.  J. 1692, 1700, 1703, 1712; gr j 1720; constable 1693-4; selectman 1695, 1700, 1706, 1721. Lists 52, 57, 62, 376b (1725), 377, 384b, 388. He m. Mary (Scammon 3), 13 yrs his junior, poss not a first wife. Will, 7/23/1731--2/15/1732-3, names her, 11 ch (Ebenezer exec.) and gives to s Joseph his right from MA as a Narragansett soldier. Ch. order in will: Capt. John, had grants 1705 and 1725 (List 376b), m aft 9/22/1709 Anne (Chase 5) Wiggin, d 9/11/ (adm to Thomas Moore 10/30) 1745; wid liv 1746. Ch at Strath. 1711-1719: Anne (m Edw Taylor 3); Rachel (m. Thomas Moore, see 26); Mercy; Hannah (m John Purmont, Abner Dolloff). Joseph. So. Newmarket, Pembroke, taxed Ex 1714, bot land with Thomas Young 1715. List 376b(1725). He m Elizabeth Lyford(3); liv 9/1767; 4 sons. Samuel, List 376b(1725). Wid aAnne (poss Hobbs m in Amesbury 1740) waived adm in favor of John Sleeper 2/27/1748-9. Jonathan, a Wells wit 1717. Of Exeter, but liv in W., he authorized his fa to sell his Wells gr in 1729. His fa willed him 20 s. Richard, List 376b(1725). In 1727 his parents deeded him land in Strath., where he m. 6/27/1728 Catherine Stevens (Nathl. 16 jr.). Will, 6/25-8/27/1751, names her, 9 ch; w and br-in-law Benj. Norris execs. Ebenezer. Ex under age in 1731 when willed the homestead and named exec. m Abigail Folsom d 1754, 3 ch. Benjamin younger than Ebenezer. Wife Elizabeth ; d s.p. shortly bef 3/26/1759. Mercy m (?Paul) Hall(14). Martha m John Bean (1). David given 20 s. Keziah had 5. Mary had 5 and a feather-bed.

pg 635: Sinclair, John, Exeter, whose name suggests a Scotch prisoner, bot 10 a adj. Thomas Biggs from John Warren in 1/1659 and in 1672 had a suit over bounds ag Lt. Ralph Hall who had bot from Biggs. Grants 1664, 1681. Tr J. 1670, 1693. O.A. 11/30/1677. In 1678 bot 20 a from David Robinson. Gr. j. (or his son) 1699. Lists 376b, 383, 52, 57, 62. With 1st w Mary he sold 15 a betw Samuel Folsom and Samuel Leavitt 4/27/1667. His 2nd w Deborah was adm. to Hampton ch. Ex. Ch. was incorp in 9/1698. Will 1/27-9/14 1700, names her and their mar. contract, 4 ch., gr sons John & Benjamin Jones (given 2 at 21); s. John exec. Ch: James b 7/27/1660. Mary b 6/27/1663; Mary Wheeler in 1700. Sarah b 9/15/1664 not in fa's will; prob m Benjamin Jones(4). John. Meribah was Meribah Lull in 1700.  John m Elizabeth Bean (2) who was liv in 1733. Will 12/28/1730-11/16/1731 names w Elizabeth & ch John, Samuel, Abigail, Margaret, Elizabeth.

Pioneers of ME & NH: SINKLER, SINCLAIR, SINCLARE, John, Senior, Exeter, bought land 1/6/1659; sold land 4/27/1667. Wife Mary; children James b 7/27/1660, Mary b 6/27/1663, Sary b 9/15/1664. [Norf. Rec.] He made will 1/27/1699-1700; prob 9/14/1700; beq to wife Deborah according to contract before marriage to sons James and John; daughters Mary Wheeler, and Meribah Loll; grandsons John and Benjamin Jonson

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 102: SINCLAIR, ST. CLAIR, or SINKLER, JAMES and JOHN, Exeter, 1677, took o. of alleg. 30 Nov. of that yr. but as John, whose w. was Mary, had been there 16 yrs. at least, the other may be his s. 

NEHGS Vol 124 pg 299: Theodore4 Hilton (Ens. Joseph3, Edward2, Edward1), was born in Exeter, about 1721; he died in Newmarket, between 15 Jan. 1765 and 3 May 1767 (perhaps before 9 Jan. 1766). /p/ He married, probably in Stratham, about 1746, Mary Sinclair, daughter of Richard and Catherine (Stevens) Sinclair. She was still living 14 Jan. 1775. /p/ He did not sign the Newmarket petition of 21 Nov. 1746, but he does appear as a signatory to the petitions regarding a proposed bridge dated 4 and 30 Jan., 1760, as well as that of 18 Aug. 1763 about a highway and another of 25 Jan. 1765 about the same bridge. /p/ The index to the N.H. Province Court Files, 1701-1771 shows five cases between 1755 and 1762 in which Theodore Hilton appears, in all of which he is called of Newmarket, and in one (1758) which has to do with the Sinclairs, his wife Mary being a party. He has but one deed and that concerns his wife's inheritance: 2 Dec. 1758, we Nathaniel Sinkler of Stratham, husbandman, Theodore Hilton of Newmarket and Mary Hilton, his wife, with Nathan Preson of same, shipwright, and Sarah Preson his wife, all children and children-in-law of Richard Sinkler, late of Stratham dec'd., for 2100 old tenor. convey to Nicholas Duda, of Newmarket, yeoman, all their rights in the estate in Stratham, which their grandfather, James Sinkler, and grandmother, Mary Sinkler, both of Exeter, dec'd., gave to their said father,. Richard and his lawful heirs; refers to his will; signed by "Nath Sinkler Theodr Hilton, Mary Hilton Nathan presson mark of Sarah presson mark of Daborah Sinkler" Wit: Joseph Burleigh and Thomas Young; acknowledged same day before a Notary; recorded 8 Aug. 1767.

History of Littleton NH: He was descended in the seventh generation from John Sinkler of Exeter who emigrated from Scotland and is supposed to have been a grandson of John Sinclair Earl of Cathness, a family that claimed kinship with William the Conqueror .John of Exeter was the first of the family in New Hampshire. He was a follower of the Rev John Wheelwright and accompanied that divine in his banishment from the Puritan Colony.

History of Littleton, New Hampshire: SINKLER SINCLAIR 1 JOHN SINKLER b according to tradition in Scotland about 1630 emigrated to America and settled in Exeter as early as 1659 and m about that time Mary ____ m second Deborah____ . Church member. He d in Exeter in 1699 or 1700. 2 JOHN SINKLER son of John1, b in Exeter about 1668 m Elizabeth dau of John Bean Sr b in Exeter Sept 24 1678, He d in Exeter in 1731, 3 SAMUEL SINCLAIR son of John 2, b in Exeter before 1709 m Sarah dau of Richard and Jane Hilton Mattoon. He was one of two hundred and fifteen original proprietors of Gilmanton May 20 1727. He res in Newmarket d after Feb 27 1758. 4 RICHARD SINCLAIR son of Samuel b in Newmarket about 1730, m in 1752 3 Poll dau of Capt Joseph and Alice Rawlins Cilley of Hampton. He was a carpenter and wheelwright by trade but dealt in real estate a great deal. He enlisted March 28 1760 in Capt Jeremiah Marston's Co for the French and Indian war. In the Rev war he was a Capt in the 10th Regt Col Badger in Col Waldron's Regt and in Col Bartlett's Regt. He was made 2d Major of the 10th NH Regt Nov 3 1780. In Barnstead town records March 22 1788 he is called Colonel. He res in Newmarket Gilmanton and Barnstead. He was Moderator Selectman Auditor and Surveyor of Highways in Barnstead for many years. He d in Barustead July 27 1813.

History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: 1 John Sinkler came to Exeter 1658. At this date he was a young man and had not been in New England many years. His wife Mary, the mother of his five children, was living 1667 and probably several years subsequently. His second wife Deborah is named in his will .He d 1700. During the past one hundred and fifty years many of the later generations with the authority of very early usage have written the name St Clair and Sinclair. 2 James Sinkler son of John b Exeter July 27 1660. Was a soldier in King Philip's War, constable, juryman, selectman four years. He m Mary Scammon b May 31 1673 dau of Richard and Prudence Waldron Scammon. He d in Exeter 1732.

Genealogical Records of Stratham: Richard Sinkler and Catherine Stephens Joyned in marriage Covenent June the 27 day: 1728.

Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine. We must go back to the misty ST CLAIR Northland to find the wellhead of this ancient and noble family and to the year of grace 888. It was long before surnames were known, and we begin the table with I Rogenwald Earl of Maerle in Norway who was called the Rich was a great favorite of King Harold whose relative he married. He received a grant of the Orkney Islands which his descendants ruled for five centuries. II Prince Rollo son of Rogenwald was a half savage chief but ambitious energetic and resourceful. Visions of conquests to the south found lodgment in his busy brain. Fitting out a fleet of dragon ships and summoning his faithful followers, he set sail in search of booty and aggrandizement. Sighting the fair and alluvial plains of Normandy he there made his landfall and committed grand larceny of a portion of that well favored province. In 912 he met near St Clair Castle the imbecile Charles surnamed the Simple, then King of France, and easily obtained from that weakling a concession of the province. He embraced the Catholic faith and married King Charles daughter Grielle by name and became the first Duke of Normandy. He abdicated in favor of his eldest son in 917 and died in 931. Children William the Longsword, Robert Earl of Corbueil, and Gerlotte who married the Earl of Poitiers. III William the Longsword son of Prince Rollo and Grielle was born in Normandy and succeeded his father in the dukedom. He married a daughter of Count Robert of Vermadon and his other wife was Sporta. Longsword was assassinated in 948. IV Richard third Duke of Normandy, the son of Longsword ,was born in Normandy dying in 960. He married a daughter of Hugh Count of Paris and second Gonnora a princess of Norway. Children Richard, Robert Earl of Evreux Malger, Hedwiga who married Geffrey Earl of Brittany, and Emma who married Ethelred second king of England, and her second husband was Canute the Great. V Malger third son of Richard was created Earl of Corbueil and Archbishop of Rouen. He was great uncle to William the Conqueror. It was he who adopted the surname of St Clere after the town and castle in which he lived and was among the first to use a surname. It was then spelled as pronounced Sinclair. Children Hamo, Walderne and Hubert. VI Walderne second son of Malger Sinclair was born in Normandy in about 1006. His home was not the famous castle from which the name was taken but at the castle of St Lo the abode of his descendants for many years. He and his three sons rallied around William the Conqueror at Hastings England on that eventful October day in 1066 in the irrepressible conflict between Norman and Saxon. As we know the former won and Walderne's allotment of land was on the Medway river. He was living as late as 1075. For a wife he took his cousin Margaret daughter of the fourth Duke of Normandy. Children Richard, Britel, and William. VII William 2 youngest son of Walderne and Margaret Sinclair was born in Normandy about 1028. Yellow of hair, regular of feature, symmetrical of proportions his beauty of person won for him the sobriquet of The Seemly St Clair. On the roll in the church at Dives Normandy he is alluded to as William le blonde. He followed William to Hastings but seems to have disagreed with his illustrious kinsman and in 1068 left England and formed an alliance with Malcolm III of Scotland who made him steward to the queen and warden of the marche.s He and William became bitter foes and they met in battle array near the Tweed repeatedly in which contests the Conqueror more than once played a losing card. William lost his life in one of these sanguinary conflicts. He married Doratha Dunbar daughter of the Earl of March and obtained a grant of the barony of Roslin in Midlothian. Children Sir William and Henry. VIII Sir William 3 son of William 2 and Doratha Dunbar Sinclair succeeded to the baronial title and estate of his father. IX Sir Henry was a son of Sir William 3 Sinclair and took the succession. X Sir William 4 was the son of Sir Henry Sinclair and died about 1270. XI Sir William 5 was the son of Sir William 4 Sinclair. He was sheriff of county Edinburg for life and sat in the parliament of Scone February 5 1284 when the succession to the crown of Scotland was settled after the death of Alexander III. The same year he was of the commissioners sent to France to obtain a queen for the king who was a widower which resulted in making Joletta daughter of Count de Dreux the queen. In 1292 he sided with Baliol who aspired to the crown and swore fealty to King Edward of England, he died in 1300. leaving three sons, Sir Henry, William, and Gregory. XII Sir Henry 2 eldest son of Sir William 5 Sinclair swore fealty to King Edward of England in the dispute over the Scottish succession between Baliol and Robert Bruce the English monarch espousing the cause of the former but Henry subsequently went over to Bruce. Henry asserted the independence of Scotland in a letter to Pope in 1320. XIII Sir William 6 was the son of Sir Henry Sinclair or St Clair as the name was interchangeably used and accompanied Sir James Douglas on his expedition to the Holy Land and was killed with him in fighting the Moors in Spain August 25 1330. His tomb is still to be seen in Roslin Chapel and represents the person of a knight in armor attended by a greyhound. XIV Sir William 7 was the son of Sir William 6 St Clair or Sinclair. He married Isabel daughter of Malise Earl of Strathern and Orkney. XV Henry 3 son of Sir William 7 St Clair became Earl of Orkney and in 1379 obtained confirmation of his title from Haco IV of Norway. This was the island where the original Rogerwald the great father of the race held sway in 888. XVI Henry 4 was the son of Henry 3 St Clair and was the second Earl of Orkney and Admiral of Scotland. He was the chief attendant of Prince James, afterward James I, when he was captured at sea by the British in 1405. The earl was sent to the tower of London but released and permitted to return to Scotland. He was not living in 1418. XVII William 8 St Clair third Earl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness, the first of the family to hold that title, was the son of Henry 4 St Clair. He held various important offices in the kingdom including high chancellor and was a laird of vast influence and an extensive landed proprietor. He resided at Roslin Castle, the scat of the lordly line of St Clairs for many generations. It was eight miles from Edinburg was situated on a projecting rock overlooking the Eske valley being reached by a bridge. It is ruins now but all parts are visible and some of it in a fair state of preservation. In this earl's day it was noted for its baronial splendor and open hospitality Father Hay a member of the household said. As a prince at his palace of Roslin Castle, he kept a great court and was rovallv served at his own table in vessels of gold and silver and was waited upon by lords. He had his halls and other apartments richly adorned with embroidered hangings. His princess Elizabeth was served by seventy five gentlewomen whereof fifty three were daughters of noblemen all clothed in velvet and silks with chains of gold and other ornaments and was attended by two hundred riding gentlemen in all journies and if it happened to be dark when she went to Edinburg where her lodgings were at the foot of Fryars wynd, eighty lighted torches were carried before her. This earl founded Roslin Chapel in 1446 and endowed it with lands and revenues. It is still extant and is a noble creation of Gothic art. It stands above the castle a short distance. Beneath its pavement the old lords of the manor lie buried in armor. There was a superstition that the night before the death of any of the family the chapel appeared in flames. Sir Walter Scott has apostrophized the legend, "0'er Roslin all that dreary night A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam T'was broader than the watch fire light And redder than the bright moonbeam. It glared on Koslin's castled rock It ruddied all the copse wood glen Twas seen from Dryden's groves of oak And sueп from cuverued Hawthoruden Seemed all on fire that chapel proud Where Roslin's chief uncofflned lie Each Baron for a sable shroud Sheathed in his Iron panoply." The present earl was described as a very fair man great stature, broad bodied, the traditional yellow hair, and well proportioned. He married Margaret daughter of Archibald fourth Earl of Douglass. He married second Marjorie daughter of Alexander Sutherland of Dunbeath. Children by Margaret Ilham and Catherine who married the Duke of Albany. By Majorie he had Sir Oliver, William, his successor in the earldom, Sir David, Robert, John Bishop nominate of Caithness, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Marion and Marjorie. XVIII William 9 second Earl of Caithness, was the second son of William 8 and Marjorie Sutherland St Clair. He was killed at that desperate and death dealing bout between the Highlanders and the English on Flodden field. His marriage was with Mary daughter of Sir William Keith. Children John and Alexander. XIX John third Earl of Caithness was the eldest son of William 9 and Mary Keith Sinclair. He invaded Orkney and was met by a body of Orcadians commanded by James Sinclair governor of Kirkwall Castle and the earl and five hundred of his followers were slain. He married Elizabeth daughter of Sir William Sutherland of Duffus. Heirs William who died issueless, George and David. XX George fourth Earl of Caithness was the second son of John and Elizabeth Sutherland Sinclair. He was a cruel malevolent man and imprisoned his own brother. He was in favor with the crown however and held high offices of trust with Justiciar of Caithness and sat as a peer at the trial of Bothwell. He died September 9 1582. He had married Elizabeth daughter of Earl of Montrose and their issue was John, William, George, Barbara, Elizabeth, Janet and another daughter. XXI John 2 Master of Caithness was the oldest son of George and Elizabeth Sinclair and died in Girnigo Castle 1576. In 1543 he obtained from Queen Mary a charter by which the earldom became a male fee to him and heirs male. He married Jean daughter of Patrick Earl of Bothwell and second Bessie Gunn. Children George, James who was the ancestor of General Arthur St Clair of revolutionary fame who settled in Pennsylvania, John, Agnes and Henry. XXII Henry 5 youngest son of John 2 and Jean Sinclair received a conveyance from his brother Earl George of part of the lands of Borrowstone and Lybster with the miln and fishings and he made a reversion of them to the earl September 23 1606. He died of paralysis while besieging the castle of Kirkwall in 1614. He married Janet Sutherland and had a son John. XXIII John 3 there is, cumulative force in saying was the son of Henry 5 and Janet Sutherland Sinclair was born about 1630 and was in Exeter New Hampshire in 1658, living on Wheelwright creek. After many centuries he landed on the shores of the broad Atlantic where mayhap some of his Norse ancestors some viking bold had moored his dragon ship. John and his descendants spelled his name phonetically as Sinkler. It was a common occurrence for a man in coming to a new country to change the way of spelling his name. Exeter was settled by involuntary emigrants led by Rev John Wheelwright who was ostracized from the old Bay Colony on account of his Antimonianism. The Puritans left the other side of the Atlantic because of religious intolerance and no sooner had they set foot here than they had troubles of their own making. They bounced out Roger Williams,. John Wheelwright, persecuted the quiet Quakers and hung the witches in old Salem. This was doling out medicine to their neighbors which they had refused in iconoclastic England and had traveled far to avoid and certainly shows an inconsistency difficult to explain. It is not known whether our John was of the Wheelwright set, at any rate the colony was feeble and glad of any accessions. In 1659 ne purchased sixteen acres of land and the town thought enough of him to grant him fyften acres October 10 1664 lying on the old Salesbury way beyond James Walls land and in 1680 twenty acres more. They had the usual neighborhood troubles in those days, and there was a dispute relative to the line betwixt him and Leftenant Hall. It was referred out for settlement but John sued Ralph Hall for trespass, see Norfolk county records for New Hampshire, was under Massachusetts jurisdiction. He took the oath of allegiance and fidelity in November 1677, and December 6 1678 he took title to twenty acres of upland from Daniel Robinson. John Mason had been granted New Hampshire by a patent from the crown and his representative was Edward Cranfield an arrogant arbitrary magistrate who ruled his subjects with a rod of iron. Public feeling ran high against him and open rebellion broke out. A petition was sent to his Majesty which may be seen in the Massachusetts archives praying for relief and this petition bears John Sinkler's signature though he made a mark to his will. He was a sturdy man full of the Scotch traditions of pluck frugality and persistence and accumulated his share of this world's goods to cheer his life in the sere the yellow leaf. His province rate was sixteen shillings and four pence. He was the basic ancestor of most of the Sinclairs and St Clairs in America. Their diverging lines are many and their abodes are everywhere the sun shineth. His will was made September 14 1700 to which he made his mark, a round robin. The first name of his wife was Mary. She died, and he next married one Deborah. She was a shrewd woman and drove a good bargain having an eye to the main chance. She made a business contract with John before marriage anticipating the modern sociologists. We imagine it was not wholly a real love affair. Issue James, Mary, Sarah, Maria and John XXIV James, eldest son of John 3 and Mary Sinkler, was born in Exeter July 27 1760 and this town beside the tidal Swam scott was always his home. He was a husbandman. At sixteen he entered the military service in King Philip's war in Captain John Holbrook's company and took the oath of alIegiance and fidelity November 30 1677. He signed the petition condemning the despotic Crandall and his bold signature may be seen in the Massachusetts archives. He was a constable in 1694, juryman in 1703, selectman in 1695 1700 and 1706. The Indians hung like a pall over the little community and fell upon the unprotected settlers unawares. They knew not of their impending doom till too late. The home of John Sinkler had been marked for pillagem but an accidental discovery of the lurking foe in ambush prevented the terrible catastrophe. John was used to the discomforts of the camp and the sword play of the field, for thirty years of his life was more or less on the march or the defensive. He bore the title of sergeant. He was one of the proprietors of Gilmanton, New Hampshire and notwithstanding his blood letting encounters and his long wearying journeys from home and loved ones, John's life was on the whole a winner and things ran smoothly and prosperously enough considering the trying times in which fate had cast his lot and as his sun dipped toward the western horizon he had the wherewithal to make his last days days of peace. His will was made July 23 1772 and his province rate was two pounds eighteen shillings and six pence. He married Mary daughter of Richard and Prudence Waldron Scammons who was born May 31 1773. Progeny John, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, Richard, Ebenezer, Benjamin, Mercy, Martha, David, Zesiah, and Mary. XXV Joseph second son of James and Mary Scammons Sinkler was born in Exeter 1692. He was one of the original proprietors of Gilmanton New Hampshire and by the will of his father received forty acres of land in Epping New Hampshire. His name is upon a petition in the state house at Concord New Hampshire regarding an election in Newmarket. He lived in South Newmarket now Newfields New Hampshire on Smart Creek. Westward the star of the empire takes its course Joseph disposed of his holdings in Newmarket and being of an adventurous turn acquired of the Masonian proprietors a tract of land on Buck street in the town of Pembroke New Hampshire and plunged into the wilderness. His was lot number one of fifty nine acres and was near what is now Sun cook on the banks of the musical Merrimack. He married Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Lyford of Exeter. Children Thomas Joseph John and James.

JAMES SINCLAIR 1731 EXETER: In the Name of God amen the twenty third day of July in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand seven hundred and Thirty one I James Sinkler of Exeter in the Province of new Hampshr in new England Husbandman being In pain and weak of body. Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto mary my darly beloved wife the use and Improvement of one halfe or End of my now dwelling house and all the moovables in the house Excepting what is hereafter disposed of for and dureing the Terme of her natural Life provided She Remaine a widow and my wife to have the third part of my Estate as the Law directs and my will is that at the discease of my wife the moovables she had To be devided between My four Daughters in Equel proportion Except My wife dispose of it in her life. Item I Give and bequeath to My Son John Sinkler five pounds to be paid out of My Estate by my Exexutr hereafter Named. Item 1 Give to my Son Joseph fourty acres of Laud out of my part or proportion of the Town Common in sd Exeter also I Give to my son Joseph the full of my Rite to any Land alowed to me by the Province of the massachusets for my servis in the nara genset warr. Item I Give to my son Sam1 fifty acres of Land that is to say my Rite to a grant of fifty acres of Land Granted by the Towne of Exeter. Item I Give To my son Jonathan Twenty shillings. Item whereas I formerly Gave To my son Richard a Tract of Land In Stratham it was what I designed to be his part or proportion of my Estate. Item I Give to my son Ebenezer the one halfe part of my Rite or propriety in Gillman Towne also all my Land where I Live in Exeter near wheal Rights Creek with the house barne and orchards and all my stock and utensels for work be they of what Kind soever also one feather bed. Item I Give and bequeath To my son Benjamin The one halfe of my propriety in Gillman town and my will is that my Son Benjam shall have Liberty to go to Lerne any Trade that he shall like best but if he have a mind to Continue with his Brother Ebenezer and help him to Carry on his work Till Benjam arive to the age of one and Twenty years Then my son Benjam To have sixty acres of my proportion of the Common Land in Exeter bnt if my sd son Benjam do Choose to go to Lerne a trade or to Leave my son Ebenezer then sd sixty acres of my Common Laud to be to My Exexutor. Item I Give and bequeath to My daughter Massey Hall five pounds. Item I Give to my daughter Martha been five pounds. Item I Give. To my son David Twenty shillings. Item I Give To my daughter Keziah five pounds. Item I Give to my daughter Mary a featherbed and five pounds also furniture for sd bed I do by these presents Constitute and appoint my son Ebenezer to by my Exexutr to this my Last will and Testament my will is that the Legacies herein Given shall be paid by my son Ebenezer within Two years after he shall arive to the age of Twenty one years also that my son Ebenezer To pay my Just Debts and to be at the Charge of My funerall and I do hereby utterly disalow Revoke and disanull all and every other Testaments wills and Legacies Bequests and Exexuts by me in any wayes before this time named willed and bequeathed Rattifiing and Confirming this and No other to be My Last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and Yeare above Mentioned Signed Sealed Delivered and James Sinkler pronounced by the Sd James Sinkler to be his Last will and Testament In presence of us Jeremiah Calfe walter wiggin frances Harvey Proved Feb 15 1732 3

1790 Census Machias Washington Co. ME.. Nathaniel Sinkler, head of household and 0 others.

NE Register: Deaths in Stratham NH. Richard Sinkler 7/9/1751. The widow Catherine Sinklers child died 11/11/1753.

Founders and Patriots of America Index: Sinclair/Sinkler, John (1630-1700) m. ... (1) Mary ... a. 1660 (2) Deborah ... NH, 56, 57, VI, 33; XIV, 11; XXIX, 36, 283

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