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This page used to start: "Wonder if we'll ever prove that the assorted SINTON families are all connected?"
Now, with the wonderful advent of DNA testing adding science to genealogy, the lack of paper records can be overcome, to some extent, and has provided two fascinating breakthroughs (see below).
The charts below now reflect a major review of my early Sinton data, including where I now think my earliest proven Sinton ancestor, Peter, cattle dealer or drover of Bairnkin, Southdean, Roxburghshire, fits (based on the Oct 2008 DNA results).
Check out the individual people for notes on assumptions made as to linkages, particularly:
  • SINTONs a list of all the SINTONs (and spice) included on this site

Descendant charts

The Southdean Sintons


DNA related Sintons

The Southdean, or possibly related, families of particular interest:

The following will be added to the Sinton Wanted! section on DNA Surnames Lineages, and/or the World Family Network Patriarchs page when time permits

Northumberland families who may be related?

The following will be added to either the Sinton Wanted! section on DNA Surnames Lineages, or the World Family Network Patriarchs page when time permits

Cumberland families who may be related?

The following will be added to either the Sinton Wanted! section on DNA Surnames Lineages, or the World Family Network Patriarchs page when time permits
So, if you can claim any of these families and place them in their rightful places, I'd love to hear from you


In addition to the direct male line Y-DNA, we also have a growing collection of Family Finder results that are adding dna evidence to our paper trails and providing some interesting leads.

The following chromosome map is highly likely to understate the SINTON DNA identified as it does not include the segments shared by the descendants of William HENDERSON and Helen Sinton WIGHT where there are no additional hints as to which are SINTON/WIGHT and which HENDERSON/MILLAR ancestral lines.
Chromosome map of detectable SINTON  DNA
Detectable SINTON DNA (click to enlarge)

DNA Project Links

  • Sinton surname DNA project male SINTON descendants of any lineage, anywhere, would be most welcome to join this group to aid the investigation of possible linkages between the identified lines. All SINTONs welcome, the project isn't just for me to prove my pet theories, although if perchance your research overlaps with mine I'd particularly love to hear from you. SINTONs are one of my pet lines (or else I wouldn't have started the project).
    And the women needn't feel neglected, anyone (male or female) who can claim any of the SINTON wives as their mother's mother's mother's mother's ... mother is welcome to use the group discount for testing the mtDNA as well.
    If comfortable with collaborative online trees, do also check out WikiTree.
  • autosomal DNA project The above SINTON surname DNA project covers mostly Y-DNA, inherited by each son from his father.
    All those SINTON descendants of any surname or sex however are welcome to join my autosomal DNA project where we can explore suspected relationships back to about 6 generations.
    Several of the SINTON descendants have already tested, so we have some means of comparisons between trees already.


Hatch, match and despatch places for those included in this site, ie my direct line SINTONs, plus any of the Southdean SINTONs from the above trees that have been included for some reason.
Do also check the place index in top menu as some headstone photos are included. To access any further place information from the index, click on the little information icon next to the name for the pictures, and the G for a map.
Make sure you zoom right in, as there are mainly green balloons for birth places, and red ones for death places. Some balloons are hiding others.
SINTON Descendants (and spice): BDM Events
Where assorted SINTON descendants (and spice) were hatched matched and despatched


Assorted external links that may be of interest