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Timeline

 

Year Month Event Description Reference
1674 10-Nov John 9th Lord Sinclair Dies. Title in dispute as only one daughter Catherine Scots Peerage (Paul)
1676      May George 6th Earl dies At Thurso Castle. Complete Peerage
1677 01-Jun Sir Henry St, Clair of Herdmanston (Grandson of John 9th Lord) Created 10th Lord Sinclair. Obtained through Mother's line Scots Peerage (Paul)
1677 28-Jun Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy Created Earl of Caithness Complete Peerage
1680 13-Jul Battle of Altimarlach George Sinclair of Keiss loses last clan battle in Scotland to Sir  John Campbell of Glenorchy
1680 Andrew Sinclair of Sema and Brobster Having emigrated to Sweden in 1635 made Count Sinclair of Lambahof St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1681 15-Jul George Sinclair of Keiss Declared 7th Earl of Caithness by the Privy Council. A cousin of 6th Earl. Sat in Parliament Complete Peerage                    Scots Peerage (Paul)
1681 13-Aug Sir John Cambell of Glenorchy Created Earl of Breadalbane and Holland in compensation for loss of Earldom of Caithness Complete Peerage
1688 11-Dec Rosslyn Chapel Damaged by a mob for being too Popish and idolatrous Rosslyn Chapel (The Earl of Rosslyn)
1689 Henry 10th Lord Sinclair Only Peer to oppose the settling of the Crown on William and Mary Scots Peerage (Paul)
1689 Sir Robert Sinclair of Stevenson Created Lord Stevenson and a lord of session Dictionary of National Biography
1698 George 7th Earl dies Succeeded by John Sinclair of Murchill (Murkle) 8th Earl, his cousin Complete Peerage                    Scots Peerage (Paul)
1704 25-Jul John 8th Earl Sits in Parliament Complete Peerage
1704 12-Oct James Sinclair of Dunbeath Created Baronet of Nova Scotia
1705 John 8th Earl dies Succeeded by Alexander 9th Earl, his son. Complete Peerage
1708 Union of Parliaments Scotland's Parliament suspended The Earl of Caithness against it and was the last surviving peer of the Scottish Parliament. Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformacus, John Sinclair of Stemster and John Sinclair (younger) of Stevenson also voted against. The Acts of Parliament of Scotland (HoL) Library
1708 John, Master of Sinclair (Son of Henry Lord Sinclair) Kills Ensign Schaw and Captain Alexander Schaw in duels. Exiled to Prussia and later Pardoned by Queen Anne Scots Peerage (Paul)
1715 John Master of Sinclair Captures vessel with 420 stand of arms bound for the Earl of Sutherland for the Jacobites Dictionary of National Biography
1715 Battle of Sheriffmuir David Sinclair of Brabsterdorran fights for Jacobite cause, as did John, Master of Sinclair who fled to Orkney and then to Europe Scots Peerage (Paul)
1715 John, Master of Sinclair Attainted and never assumed the title. Scots Peerage (Paul)
1723 Mar Henry 10th Lord Sinclair Dies. No successor due to attainder. Scots Peerage (Paul)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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