John Sinton

(circa July 1774 - )
FatherPeter Sinton1 (say 1750 - cir. Oct 1811)
MotherJanet Donaldson (say 1750 - bet. 1794 - 1855)
Relationship4th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     John Sinton was born cir. Jul 1774 Strangeburnfoot, Par. of Southdean (or Abbotrule), ROX, SCT.1 He was baptized on 24 Jul 1774 Par. of Southdean (or Abbotrule), ROX, SCT; entry reads: "Patrick Sinton in Strangeburnfoot had a Son Baptd John."2,1

All the other info

     John Sinton is a potential duplicate of John Sinton; the Durham John is nearly of an age to be the John christened in 1774 as s/o Patrick aka Peter Sinton of Southdean, this Patrick being highly likely to be the Peter who married Janet Donaldson. In addition he has a son Peter, and descendants married descendants of Peter Sinton and Janet Donaldson. All of this is however conjecture, and given the timeframes, unlikely to be proven.
However one consistently indicates a birth around 1766 thru 1771, and the other was bap. 1774, which is a bit of a stretch unless it was a delayed baptism.
Assuming all children have been identified/found, the naming pattern of John and Mary's children supports a John and Mary Sinton as parents, not that I have any candidates in mind - yet.
Regardless of John's parentage, I do believe that a connection with the Southdean Sintons is highly likely as descendants intermarry, and they weren't that far away. So, my usual plea applies, I'd love to hear from any descendants, and particularly from any direct male line Sintons willing to represent this family in the Sinton Surname DNA Project to see if science can prove something records cannot. A subsidy may be available.3
Last Edited26 Nov 2019


  1. BDM: Southdean & Abbotrule: Parish #806, Bap. 24 Jul 1774 John s/o Patrick SINTON of Strangeburnfoot, copy d/loaded (same page as brother James and several cousins) Nov 2008.
  2. BDM: Southdean & Abbotrule: Parish #806, Bap. 24 Jul 1774 John s/o Patrick SINTON of Strangeburnfoothead, rcvd from Margaret STEELE.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2005, updated Nov 2008.

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.