Scotland to Stafford Co., VA to Prince William Co., VA to Loudoun Co., VA to Bedford Co., VA to Lafayette Co., MS; Mid-Sixteen Hundreds to Late Eighteen Hundreds
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Sinclair Crest: Sinclair Tartan:
Sinclair Castle in Scotland:
(Also spelled SINKLER and SINCLAIR)
Alexander Sinkler or St. Clair was born Abt. 1666 in Scotland?, and died Bef. 1751 in Prince William Co., VA. He married Unknown.
Children of Alexander St. Clair and Unknown are:
1. John Sinkler or St. Clair, born in State of Virginia (Possible); died Bef. September 1771 in Fauquier Co., VA.
2. Robert Sinkler or St. Clair, died 1759. He married Margaret Unknown.
3. Mary Sinkler or St. Clair. She married Edward Willbourne.
4. Margaret Sinkler or St. Clair. She married Francis Tennell 09 November, 1740 in Stafford Co., VA.
5. Patience Sinkler or St. Clair. She married William Young 22 July, 1744 in Stafford Co., VA.
6. Elizabeth Sinkler or St. Clair. She married Charles Jones 21 April, 1751 in Stafford Co., VA.
7. Sarah Sinkler or St. Clair. She married Robert Cockley 21 September, 1740 in Stafford Co., VA.
8. Wayman Sinkler or St. Clair , Sr., born Abt. 1710 in Stafford Co., VA (Possible); died July 1762 in Loudoun Co., VA.
Alexander left a will, but it has not been located. Probably he is the Alexander who immigrated to America: 4 year indenture, arrived 19 Oct 1698 on the ship "Loyalty" from Glasgow, SCT; this relatively short indenture indicates that he was probably educated.
Passenger's to America; Tepper, page 181
"The names of Ye Servants that Goest to Virginia in Ye Loyalty Capt. Henry Browne Commander October 19th 1698
Alexr. Sinkler of Glasgow 4 yeares"
Inventory of Alexander's estate is recorded in Prince William Co., VA Will BK C, pp 267-268.
Alexander made a deposition on 07 Sep 1745 that he was aged about 79 years: John Mercer Land Title Book, page 17; VA State Archives Acc. #20487.
Wayman Sinkler or St. Clair , Sr. was born Abt. 1710 in Stafford Co., VA (Possible), and died July 1762 in Loudoun Co., VA. He married (1) Mary? Shirley Bef. 1742, daughter of Richard Shirley and Mary Graham. He married (2) Hester Smallwood 1760, daughter of Pryor Smallwood and Elizabeth Stone.
Children of Wayman Sinkler or St. Clair and Mary? Shirley are:
1. Alexander Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1742 in Prince William Co., VA; died Abt. 1779 in State of Kentucky (Possible).
2. Isaac Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1744 in Prince William Co., VA; died Abt. 1815.
3. Robert Sinkler or St. Clair , Sr., born Abt. 1746 in Prince William Co., VA; died Abt. July 1827 in Bedford Co., VA.
4. Mary Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1748 in Prince William Co., VA.
5. George Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1750 in Prince William Co., VA; died 15 September, 1839.
6. Wayman Sinkler or St. Clair , Jr., born Abt. 1752 in Prince William Co., VA.
7. Elizabeth Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1754 in Prince William Co., VA. She married Henry Priest.
The Will of Wayman Sinckler, Senr.
Loudoun County, VA Will Book "A", pp 59 (1757-1771)
In the name of God Amen. I Wayman Sinckler Senr of the Parish of Cameron and County of Loudoun being weak of Body but of Perfect sense and Memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and Principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God hopeing for his mercy in the permission of all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my only Mediator and Redeemer and advocate and my Body to be Buried at the discretion of my Exors. hereafter named and as for such Estate as it hath pleased God to favour me with I dispose thereof as followeth viz.
My Will is that all my Land in Prince William County with so much of the Rest of my Personal Estate be sold by my Exors in Order to discharge all my Debts as shall be sufficient to discharge the same....
Item I leave all the rest of my said Estate to be equally divided amongst all my children Viz...Alexander, Isaac, Robert, Mary, George, Wayman and Elizabeth Sinckler that is to say to be equally divided among them when the youngest of them surviving shall arive to the Age of Sixteen years which Child is now eight years of age and further my Will is that the said Remainder of my said Estate remain in the hands of my said Exors in Order to raise and School &e. my said children until the said time of their coming of Age to be expired....
I do hereby constitute and appoint my Loving wife Hester Sinckler and my friend Bridgar Haynie with my Brother John Sinckler Exors. of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 12th day of April Anno Domini 1762.
Sealed and Acknowledged
Wayman Sinckler (LS)
in Presence of
Ann Jordan (X her mark)
At a Court held for Loudoun County July the 13th 1762, This Will was proved by the Oaths of Russell Wilson, George Jordan and Ann Jordan, Witnesses thereto and is Ordered to be Recorded And on the Motion of Hesther Sinckler and Bridger Haynie two of the Executors therein named who made oath According to Law, Certificate is Granted them for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form Giving Security whereupon they together with James Lane (?) Gent. their Security entered into and Acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of Five hundred Pounds with Condition as the Law directs.
And Liberty is Reserved to John Sinckler the other Executor therein named to Join in the Probat thereof when he shall think fit.
Cha. Binns Cl Cur
July 13, 1762, Book "B", pp 3
Ordered that the Executors of Wayman Sinckler Decd. deliver the Testator's Children to Mary Shirley their Grand Mother who engages to Maintain and bring them up withou burthen to their Estates.
Ordered that Nathaniel Grigsby, Burr Harrison, Enoch Grigsby and John..... or any three thereof being first sworn before a Justice of this County do Appraise in Current Money the Slaves and personal Estate of Wayman Sinckler and return the Appraisment to the Court.
Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book "A", pp 64
In obedience to an Order of Loudoun County, July 1762, we the subscribers being first sworn before Capt. James ____ one of his Majesties Justices for the said County do value and appraise the Estate of Wayman Sinckler dec'd as followeth.
To 9 Sheep @ 5/62. 9 .6
To 1 Black Cow and Calf1.12.0
To 1 Red Cow and Calf2. 0.0
To 1 Red Yearling0.12.0
To 1 Bay Mare2.10.0
To 6 Geese @ 1/60. 9.0
To 1 old Table and 1/2 Dozen old Chairs0. 8.6
To 1 Jug and a parcel of old Lumber0. 3.0
To a parcel of old Pewter1. 5.0
To 1 pr Steelyards0.12.0
To 2 Iron Potts and hooks and one Fryingpan0.10.0
To a parcel of old Wooden ware0. 4.6
To 1 handsaw and a parcel of old Lumber0.15.6
To 1 old Saddle and two old Bells0.12.0
To 1 old Linen Wheel0. 5.0
To 1 Broad hoe0. 2.6
To 1 Bed and furniture6. 0.0
To 1 Ditto4.13.0
To 1 Ditto3.10.0
To 1 old Flock Bed0.10.0
To 10 lb Wool @ 1/0.10.0
To 1 Looking Glass and Towell0. 2.0
To Cloth and Triming for a Sail Close (?)4. 5.0
To 1 hone and Razer0. 2.6
To 1 old Trunk and a parcel of Books0. 3.0
To 2 Iron Widgers (?)0. 5.0
To 3 Beehives @ 5/ 0.15.0
To 1 Negro Man named Will 70.0.0
To 1 Negro Ditto named Jack 70.0.0
To 1 Negro Boy named Ned 60.0.0
To 1 Negro Woman named Jenny 25.0.0
one Cow2. 0.0
To 2 Yearlings0.18.0
To 2 Sows1. 0.0
To 2 old Tubs (?)0. 1.3
To 1 old Wheel0. 2.6
To a parcel of old Lumber0. 4.0
At a Court continued and held for Loudoun County September the 16th 1762 this Inventory and Appraisment was returned into Court & is Ordered to be Recorded.
Cha. Binns Cl Cur
Robert Sinkler or St. Clair , Sr. was born Abt. 1746 in Prince William Co., VA, and died Abt. July 1827 in Bedford Co., VA. He married Ruth Unknown Bef. 1768.
Children of Robert Sinkler or St. Clair and Ruth Unknown are:
1. Isaac Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1766; died March 1829 in Bedford Co., VA. He married Frances Carter 07 May, 1800 in Bedford Co., VA.
2. John Pascal Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1767; died Abt. 1856 in Jackson Co., AL. He married Elizabeth Patterson 20 February, 1798 in Bedford Co., VA.
3. Betsey Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1770 in Bedford Co., VA; died Bef. 1850. She married Joseph Caleb Browning 17 September, 1791 in Bedford Co., VA.
4. George Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1775; died 1824 in Botetourt Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Snodgrass 14 September, 1805.
5. Robert Sinkler or St. Clair , Jr., born Abt. 1779 in State of Virginia; died Bef. 1851. He married Lucinda Pattison or Patterson 06 January, 1800 in Bedford Co., VA.
6. Samuel Sinkler or St. Clair, born Bet. 1777 - 1781 in Bedford Co., VA; died Abt. 1872 in Morrow Co., OH. He married Ruth Riley 1806 in Columbiana Co., OH.
7. Thomas "Capt" Sinkler or St. Clair, born 16 December, 1783; died June 1863. He married Rachel Litton?.
8. Mary "Polly" Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1784. She married (1) William Yates 26 August, 1802 in Bedford Co., VA. She married (2) Moses Waldron 05 March, 1804 in Botetourt Co., VA.
9. Rachel Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1785. She married Joseph Feazel 24 November, 1800 in Bedford Co., VA.
10. Martha "Patsy" Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1787. She married Aaron Feazel 01 March, 1801 in Bedford Co., VA.
11. Nancy Sinkler or St. Clair, born Abt. 1789. She married John D. Patterson 17 May, 1804 in Bedford Co., VA.
Bedford Co., VA Will BK "6", pp. 412
Witnessed: 08 May 1822 & Held At Bedford County Courthouse
Proved: 25 Jul 1827 at Bedford County Courthouse
Will of Robert St. Clair, Senior
I, Robert St. Clair, Senr. of Bedford County Do hereby make this my last will and testament In manner and form following that is to say
1st I desire that all my Just debts shall be paid
2dly I lend to my wife Ruth St. Clair the tract of land together with the mill where I now live during her natural life to be rented out by my Executor hereafter to be named for her support the ballance of the rent if any to be divided as I shall hereafter name
3dly I give to my daughter Betsy Browning the cotton Meshine (machine) now in my possession together with the tract of land which she has all ready received and sold to Isaac St. Clair he sold to John St. Clair and conveyed by me to him
4dly I give to my son Isaac St. Clair the one half of the tract of land he now lives on
5dly I give to my son John St. Clair one dollar Together with the tract of land he now lives on
6dly I give to my son George St. Clair the other half of the tract of land I gave Isaac
7dly I give to my daughter Polley Walrond (Waldron) that part of the tract of land she now lives on not conveyed to Robert St. Clair, Junr.
8dly I give to my son Robert St. Clair, Thomas St. Clair and Daughters Rachel Feazel, Patsey Feazel and Nancy Patterson the Ballance of my Estate Real and personal (to be equally divided between them) five as I shall hereafter direct my Persihable Property to be sold as soon as convenient and the money Divided between them also to sell the tract of Eighty five acres of land where Joseph Feazel settled on a credit of one two and three years and Divide the money also between them five also after the Death of my wife to sell the tract fo land I left her for a support on a credit of one two and three years and Divide the money also between them five.
And lastly I do here by constitute and appoint my firends John D. Patterson and Aaron Feazel my Eexcutors to this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eighth Day of May one thousand Eight hundred and twenty two.
Test. Robert Sinkler (signed this way)
John H. Otey, Sr.
Wilson N. Bugg
At a court held for Bedford County at the courthouse July 23, 1827 (or July 25) the preceding last will and testament of Robert Sinkler dec'd. was proven by the oaths of John H. Otey, Sr. and Wilson N. Bugg, subscribing witnesses and was ordered to be recorded and at the motion of John Patterson, one of the executors therein named, who made oath and gave bond and security according to law, cerificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in due form.
Teste. J. C. Steptoe, C.B.C.
Will Book 6, Page 412
Bedford Co., VA Will BK "6" page 412
Will witnessed in Bedford Co., VA, 08 May 1822; held at courthouse there and proved 25 Jul 1827.
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