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Year Month Event Description Reference
1633   Thurso Created a free burgh of barony by Royal Charter of Charles 1
1634 Famine in Caithness The Privy Council give support to 'the people of Catnes and Orkney in this calamitous tyme of death and famine' Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Aberdeen
1636 18-Jan John Sinclair of Stevenson Created Baronet of Nova Scotia Baronage of Scotland (Douglas)
1638 Baptist Church founded The first Baptist Church in Scotland was at Keiss in Caithness
1638 John, Master of Berriedale With Sir James Sinclair of Murkle signed National Covenant
1639 23-Mar John 9th Lord Sinclair One of the Covenanting Lords who took the Regalia from Dalkeith to Edinburgh Scots Peerage (Paul)
1640/41 John 9th Lord Sinclair Garrisons Aberdeen The Genealogy of the Earls of Sutherland
1642       Feb George 5th Earl dies Buried at Hollyrood. Succeeded by George 6th Earl his great grandson Scots Peerage (Paul)
1642   Colonel, Lord Sinclair (John) Together with his brother Lt. Col. Henry Sinclair takes his regiment of over 1,000 men to Ireland to protect the Scots there against the Irish Confederates (Catholics) Scots Covenanters and Irish Confederates  
1644-45 Sir John Sinclair of Herdmanston MP for County of Haddington
1649 Battle of Carbisdale Montrose defeated for the last time. Flees with Major Sinclair but is betrayed by McLeod of Assynt, imprisoned in Ardvrach Castle and late tried and killed. Pictorial History of Scotland (James Taylor)
1650 03-Sep Sir William Sinclair of Rosslyn Dies at battle of Dunbar and was the last Knight to be buried in full armour below Rosslyn Chapel. General Monk sacks Rosslyn Castle but the Chapel is spared although used for stabling horses. Sir John Sinclair of Rosslyn sent to Tynemouth Castle Andrew Sinclair.                               Rosslyn Chapel (The Earl of Rosslyn)
1651 03-Sep John 9th Lord Sinclair Captured by Cromwell at Battle of Worcester fighting for King Charles II. Imprisoned in the Tower of London and then at Windsor until 1660. Liberated by General Monck. Scots Peerage (Paul)         Dictionary of National Biography
1655 George Sinclair Professor of Philosophy at Glasgow Universityand one of the first Scots to study Physics
1655 David Sinclair of Seba and Brobster Naturalised and admitted into the College of Nobles as Baron Sinclair of Finnekumla St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1657 15-Jul George 6th Earl Present when Oliver Cromwell was proclaimed Chief Magistrate of the three nations in Edinburgh. Scots Peerage (Paul)
   1653-9 Oliver Cromwell Stationed troops in Caithness including ''70 foot and 15 horse' at Girnigoe
1664 10-Sep Robert Sinclair of Longformacus Created a baronet
1668 John Sinkler Arrived as an indentured servant in New Hampshire, USA
1668 05-Nov George 6th Earl Granted a remission under the Great Seal for 'the crimes of making war on his Majesty's lieges, manslaughter, robbery, fire-raising and general oppression Scots Peerage (Paul)
1670 George Sinclair Employed by Magistrates in Edinburgh to superintend the introduction of water into the city
1672   George 6th Earl Granted a redeemable disposition of his lands and Honours to Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy Complete Peerage
1674 Patrick Sinclair First Sinclair in West Indies













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