HomePort is pleased to provide information related to the Sinclairs of Glendaruel, Argyll an area northwest of Glasgow, Scotland and to Clan Sinclair resources.
Our family traces ancestry to
John Sinclair (1770-1860) and Rachel McKay (1773-1853) of Hamilton
PEI. During 2000 - the Sinclairs of Prince Edward Island
Glendaruel held a Millennium 2000 Reunion in Charlottetown,
P.E.I. attended by many Sinclair descendants, organized by
Neil Sinclair of Toronto.
Clan Sinclair documentation of a general nature exists, dating to the 9th century. The Clan Sinclair web site is associated with the Clan Sinclair Trust.
There are excellent materials at Sinclair: an archive of genealogical and historical information relating to the Sinclair family .
Rosslyn Chapel, or the Collegiate Chapel of St. Mathew as it was to have been, was founded in 1446 by Sir William St. Clair, third and last St. Clair Prince of Orkney and remains an important site not only for Sinclairs (originally spelled St. Clair) but for a number of groups. The Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and the Masons have all recognised something of "their own mystery teachings in the complex allegory represented by Rosslyn Chapel - an arcanum; a book in stone. The DaVinci Code generated new interest after the book was published.
Clan Sinclair USA and the Clan Sinclair Association (Canada) maintains additional resources as does the Clan Sinclair Society of Nova Scotia which celebrated in 1998 the 600th anniversary of the arrival of Prince Henry Sinclair (1345-1404), Earl of the Orkney Islands in Guysborough, Nova Scotia in 1398. While this little known aspect of history has been intertwined with myth over the years, recent research continues to document facts related to the saga of the Sinclair Expedition of 1398 and the letters and maps produced by expedition navigator Antonio Zeno. Like the Norse sagas that led Norwegian researchers in 1960 to locate Viking settlements from 1000 AD at L'anse Aux Meadows, and Basque insurance records which led to a Basque shipwreck from 1565 in Labrador, further research may sometime add to the documentation of Sinclair and other early North Atlantic explorers. An analysis of the current evidence by Charles W. Moore, raises interesting points.
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