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Sunday's Obituary - Archibald John Sinclair (1848-1928)

Archibald John Sinclair is my 3rd great grand uncle.  The son of Scottish immigrants William Sinclair and Flora (nee McRae) he was born in New South Wales in 1848.

Source:  Mr. Archibald John Sinclair. (1928, August 16). The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 16. Retrieved June 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107353894

Transcript:

Mr. Archibald John Sinclair.

The death recently occurred at Mt. St. Joseph's, Young, of Mr. Archibald John Sinclair, at the advanced age of 80 years.  The deceased was the last surviving member of the family of the late William and Flora Sinclair, pioneer settlers from Loch Alsh in the Scottish Highlands, who came to Australia in the forties.  The Sinclair family will be remembered as being one of the first families to take up land at Eurongilly, near Junee, just on 60 years ago.  The deceased gentleman was married twice, his first wife being Miss K. McDonald, of the Goulburn district, who predeceased him many years ago.  The surviving issue of this union are Sister Mary John (of the Sisters of Mercy, Old People' Home, Young), Mrs. George Barry (Sydney), Mrs. T. Whittaker (Eurongilly and Sydney), Duncan and Colin Gordon Sinclair (both of Goulburn).  The deceased's second marriage was with Miss Agnes Crowe, of Mitta Mitta, and she also predeceased him.  The surviving members of this marriage are Mrs. C. Moore (Sydney), William and Bertram Lindsay Sinclair (both of Eurongilly, N.S.W.).  Surviving close relatives to the late Mr. Sinclair are the McRae family, of Clear Hills, near Taralga, and the McInnes family, near Middle Arm, Goulburn.  Relatives in Scotland include Canon Monsignor McQueen, Mrs. Duff, Mr. C. McRae (Kintal) and Miss Katie McRae (Dornie).  The deceased, when a resident of Eurongilly, was very popular, and was noted for his kindness and hospitality.  During the closing years of his life - he suffered much from asthma, and entered the home at Young to receive the loving care of his daughter (Sister Mary John).  His end was very peaceful, and fortified by the ministrations of religion.  The burial took place in the Catholic portion of the Young Cemetery, the officiating priests being the Very Rev. Dean Hennessy, Rev. Fathers Bartley and Lynch.  There were also present respresentatives of the Christians Brothers, the four sons of the deceased, son-in-law (Mr. T. Whittaker).- R.I.P.



In 1879 he married Catherine McDonald at Goulburn, New South Wales.  Kate died in 1891 and her death was registered at Junee, New South Wales.  In 1893 he married Agnes Crowe from Gundagai, New South Wales, unfortunately she died in 1904.  Archibald died on the in Young, New South Wales on the 1st August 1928 and was buried in the Catholic Portion of the Young Cemetery (see here).

Archibald John Sinclair and his wife Catherine (nee McDonald) had the following children:
  • Mary Elizabeth Sinclair (1881-1951)
  • Flora Margaret Barry nee Sinclair (1882-?)
  • Jessie Whitaker nee Sinclair (1884-1969)
  • Colin Gordon Sinclair (1887-1947)
  • Duncan Alexander S Sinclair (1889-1941)
  • Archibald N Sinclair (-1892)

Archibald John Sinclair and his wife Agnes (nee Crowe) had the following children:

  • Annie M V Sinclair (1894-1895)
  • William John Sinclair (1896-1974)
  • Cecil G Sinclair (1898-1900)
  • Bertrand Lindsay Bevan Sinclair (1899-1978)
  • Emily C Moore nee Sinclair (1901-?)

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

  • 16419/1881 SINCLAIR MARY ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD CATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 17148/1882 SINCLAIR FLORA ARCHIBALD CATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 20384/1884 STCLAIR JESSIE ARCHIBALD CATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 20384/1884 ST CLAIR JESSIE ARCHIBALD CATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 28790/1887 SINCLAIR COLIN ARCHIBALD CATHERINE JUNEE  
  • 21818/1889 SINCLAIR DUNCAN A ARCHIBALD CATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 15430/1894 SINCLAIR ANNIE V M ARCHIBALD AGNES GUNDAGAI  
  • 4159/1896 SINCLAIR WILLIAM J ARCHIBALD AGNES JUNEE  
  • 12463/1898 SINCLAIR CECIL G ARCHIBALD AGNES GUNDAGAI 
  • 30841/1899 SINCLAIR BERTRAND L B ARCHIBALD AGNES GUNDAGAI  
  • 13484/1901 SINCLAIR EMILY C ARCHIBALD AGNES JUNEE 

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

  • 3091/1879 SINCLAIR ARCHD MCDONALD CATHERINE GOULBURN
  • 3091/1879 SINCLAIR ARCHD MACDONALD CATHERINE GOULBURN
  • 3796/1893 SINCLAIR ARCHIBALD CROWE AGNES GUNDAGAI
  • 8049/1908 WHITAKER THOMAS W ST CLAIR JESSIE JUNEE
  • 1571/1909 BARRY GEORGE A SINCLAIR FLORA M JUNEE
  • 5795/1911 SINCLAIR DUNCAN A S JENKINS ETHEL R JUNEE
  • 16633/1923 MOORE SAMUEL SINCLAIR EMILY C WAGGA WAGGA
  • 17211/1926 SINCLAIR BERTRAND L B HILL ETHEL H WAVERLEY

NSW BDM Death Indexes

  • 7617/1891 SINCLAIR KATE DONALD MCD MARY JUNEE  
  • 6668/1892 SINCLAIR ARCHIBALD N ARCHIBALD CATHERINE JUNEE 
  • 8762/1895 SINCLAIR ANNIE V M ARCHIBALD AGNES JUNEE 
  • 1933/1900 SINCLAIR CICIL G ARCHIBALD AGNES JUNEE  
  • 1546/1904 SINCLAIR AGNES JOHN A ANNIE GUNDAGAI  
  • 16667/1928 SINCLAIR ARCHIBALD J WILLIAM FLORA YOUNG
  • 10873/1941 SINCLAIR DUNCAN ALEXANDER S ARCHIBALD JOHN CATHERINE MAYFIELD  
  • 5634/1947 SINCLAIR COLIN GORDON ARCHIBALD KATHERINE GUNDAGAI  
  • 5932/1951 SINCLAIR MARY ARCHIBALD KATHLEEN COOTAMUNDRA 
  • 16311/1969 WHITAKER JESSIE EUGHINA ARCHIBALD CATHERINE WAGGA WAGGA 
  • 46474/1974 SINCLAIR WILLIAM JOHN ARCHIBALD JOHN AGNES
  • 15582/1978 SINCLAIR BERTRAND LINDSAY BEVAN ARCHIBALD AGNES
Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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