Margaret Sinton

(between June 1848 and September 1848 - 11 April 1870)
FatherPeter Sinton (Jul 1808 - Apr 1892)
MotherMary Scott (cir. 1826 - cir. 1883)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Margaret Sinton was born bet. Jun 1848 - Sep 1848 Dist of Bellingham, NBL, ENG.1 She was baptized on 26 Nov 1848 Birdhope Craig, Elsdon, NBL, ENG; (Presbyterian, mother erroneously shown as Mary Shott, not Scott.2)
     Margaret Sinton died on 11 Apr 1870 Harwood Head, nr Elsdon, NBL, ENG; but the only matching dth reg. so far found is a Margaret LINTON reg. qtr 1 1870, Rothbury.3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Margaret Sinton appeared on the census of 30 Mar 1851 Cottonshope, Rochester, Dist of Bellingham, NBL, ENG, in the house of Peter and Mary Sinton, as the dtr of Peter.4,5 In the census of Apr 1861 Margaret Sinton was Chesterhouse, Hownam, ROX, SCT, in the household of Peter Sinton as granddtr of Peter.6

All the other info

     Margaret Sinton was considered as a potential duplicate of Margaret Punton, but this has been discounted; right age and birth country, 2nd (or subsequent) son called Peter would fit naming pattern, husband John Crosbie's birthplace of Morebattle isn't far from where Mgt was in 1861, and igi has son Peter's mother as Punton, which just might have been a mistranscription of Sinton but her marriage cert clearly reads PUNTON and parents clinch the wrong id.7,8,9
Last Edited4 Oct 2016


  1. Birth index: St Caths:, Birth 1848 Q2 Margaret SINTON, Dist of Bellingham, NBL folio XXV, from Porirua Library Sep 2001.
  2. SINTON - my download, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. Letter, Sheila WAGGOTT nee O'REGAN (39257) to L McIntosh (1), Rcvd Mar 2005.
  4. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Rochester, Dist of Bellingham, NBL Dist 5 HO107/2417 Folio 49 Page 8 Schedule #29, hsehold of Peter & Mary SINTON, copy d/loaded Oct 2005.
  5. 1851 Census Index, NBL, ENG, HO107/2417, Dist. of Bellingham (which includes the Par. of Corsenside), schedule #49, extracted Aug 2004.
  6. CENSUS 1861: Borders ROX/BEW.
  7. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0224041 GRO Ref Volume 793 EnumDist 12 Page 36, extracted Dec 2003.
  8. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), CROSBIE births batch C117931, searched Dec 2003.
  9. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. Cert 1871 Margaret PUNTON John CROSBIE, copy rcvd from Alasatair C, Nov 2004.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.