Margaret Sinclair1,2

(circa July 1768 - before 1841)
FatherWilliam Sinclair3,1 (say 1735 - aft. 1767)
MotherKatherine McKonlay3,1 (say 1735 - )
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Margaret Sinclair was born cir. Jul 1768 North Dun(n), Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.3 She was baptized on 13 Jul 1768 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; OPR reads: July 13th William Sinclair in North Dun and Kathrin McKinlay his spouse had a daughter baptised named Margaret before witnesses George Gow and John Ryrie both in North Dun (assumed to be correct identification of Margaret, mother of Isabella Sinclair McAdie - only other Margaret chr Watten in OPR was 1746, and naming pattern of Margaret's children supports parents named William and Katherine Sinclair.4,5)
     Margaret Sinclair married Robert MacAdie, son of George MacAdie and Margaret Cottar, say 1795 ?Watten, CAI, SCT.6,7
     Margaret Sinclair was assumed to have died bef. 1841 ?CAI, SCT, as not found in 1841 census. Shown as dec. in 1873 when dtr Isabella died, which isn't surprising as she would be 105 by then.2

External links

     Click here to see Margaret's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.8


Robert MacAdie (cir. Apr 1760 - aft. 1826)
  • Katharen MacAdie9 (cir. May 1796 - )
  • Margaret MacAdie10,11 (cir. Aug 1798 - Jun 1865)
  • Isabella Sinclair MacAdie+2 (cir. Apr 1800 - Apr 1873)
  • George MacAdie12,13,14 (cir. May 1803 - Sep 1883)
  • William MacAdie+15,6 (cir. Aug 1805 - )
  • Robert McAdie6 (cir. May 1808 - )
  • Jean MacAdie6 (cir. Mar 1810 - aft. 1832)
ChartsDescendants of my direct McADIE line
My pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

My Caithness ancestors

Last Edited11 Jul 2022


  1. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, Feb 1994.
  2. Isabella MANSON nee McADIE (2525), DC MANSON, Isabella (McADIE) 1873 Watten, p/copy held by L McIntosh.
  3. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1768 Margaret SINCLAIR, extracted Oct 1994.
  4. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), SINCLAIR/McKONLAY batch C110422, searched Nov 2003.
  5. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 13 Jul 1768 Margaret d/o William SINCLAIR & Katherine McKONLAY, Watten, extracted Oct 1994.
  6. MacADIE and variants: births christenings marriages, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  7. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, McADIE/SINCLAIR marriage, searched Nov 2003.
  8. WikiTree online at,, Oct 2011.
  9. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1796 Katharen McADIE, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  10. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, baptism.
  11. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1865 Margaret ROSIE nee MacADIE trans. Robert B Oct 2002.
  12. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 22 May 1803 George s/o Robert MacADIE & Margaret SINCLAIR, Watten, CAI, 043/2.
  13. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1883 George MACADIE, trans. Stuart H July 2001.
  14. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 1865 Margaret ROSIE nee McADIE, Dist 043/1 #134, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  15. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 16 Aug 1805 William s/o Robert MacKADY & Margt SINCLAIR of Mireland Orn, Wick, CAI, 043/ 30 237, copy d/loaded Jul 2009.

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.