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Sinclair family page


Ann Sinclair married William Holditch in St Brelade in 1795

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Origins of surname

Although largely an English name, it is also found in the north of France with the same spelling. It is a corruption of Saint Clair and a locational name from any of 12 communes and some 50 hamlets of the name in France. In England and Jersey the original Sinclairs are likely to have come from the communes of Saint-Clair-l’Eveque in Calvados or Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle in Manche

Early records

The first Sinclair record in Jersey church records is the marriage of Peter to Sarah Holman at St Saviour in 1802.


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Great War service

Sons of George Thomas and Henrietta Jane Picot

  • George Philip Sinclair (1880- ) (St H) Private RJGB
  • Walter Herbert Sinclair (1891- ) (St H) Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • William Edward Sinclair (1888- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Gunner RGA


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Sinclair family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Mary Sinclair Gale née Leslie, 5 Broad Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Albert John Gale for life 5 Broad Street, St Helier, reversion to her seven children in equal shares - 17 February 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Ellen Sinclair née Johnson, Keechang, Route Orange, St Brelade - 7 October 1942, D/Y/A/110
  • Peter Sinclair of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 10s 14 September 1857 - D/Y/A/29
  • James Sinclair, retired Lieut-Colonel of the Royal Artillery 17 June 1851 - D/Y/A/27
  • Francis Sinclair, The Hotel Victoria, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, - 28 February 1917, D/Y/A/76

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