Associated People: Sinclair, Rev. John C., Gott/North Carolina (1800 - 1878)

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Possible photograph of the Rev. Alexander MacLean Sinclair, from the front cover of one of his books ‘The Clan Gillean, 1899’. He became the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1857. His father, the Rev. John C Sinclair (Iain Mac PhĂ druig; Iain son of Peter, son of Donald, son of Donald), was born on Tiree in 1800, attending school in Gott, and University in Edinburgh and Glasgow, before emigrating to Canada in 1838, and then on to North Carolina with his family in 1852. See 1997.60.1 for further biographical information.

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Photocopied newspaper article `The Island of Tiree` by A MacLean Sinclair

Newspaper article by A MacLean Sinclair containing three stories of Tiree: (1) How Neil MacFadyen and Donald MacLean were seized by the crew of a French brig and forced to pilot the ship to Lochnanuagh where Prince Charlie and 130 of his followers embarked for France, (2) An attempt to trace the ancestry of Dr James MacLean of Balephuill from Hector Roy, ninth laird of Coll, (3) Biographical information about the Rev. John Sinclair from the Gott area.

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