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Year Month Event Description Reference
1874 01-Aug Last Royal Mail Stagecoach journey From Berriedale to Wick. The last linkof the once great coaching link from London to Thurso and Wick. Replaced by the 'car of civilisation'. The County of Caithness (Horne)
1880 24-Oct James, 15th Lord Sinclair Dies, succeeded by his son Charles Scots Peerage (Paul)
1880 16-Dec Edward Burrowes Sinclair of Dublin, Knighted in recognition of his public services in training soldiers wives as nurses Knights of England (Shaw)
1881 28-Mar James 14th Earl dies in New York Buried at Chapel Royal, Holyrood. Succeeded by son George 15th Earl,who was a lieutenant-colonel of the Caithness Artillery Volunteers Complete Peerage
1881 16-Nov Rosslyn Chapel Apse added by Francis 4th Earl of Rosslyn with organ loft above Rosslyn Chapel (The Earl of Rosslyn)
  1881-89 George 15th Earl of Caithness Lord Lieutenant of Caithness Complete Peerage
1883 04-Oct William Alexander Smith Founded the Boys Brigade in Glasgow, but having been born in Thurso.
1885 Isabells McHutcheson Sinclair Wrote 'Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands' still the 'bible' of Hawaiian flowers today American National Biography
1886 - 90 Francis 4th Earl of Rosslyn Capt  of the Hon. Corps of Gentlemen at Arms Complete Peerage
1889 25-May George 15th Earl dies Left the family estates out of the family. Succeeded by his cousin James 16th Earl. Barony of Barrogill becomes extinct Scots Peerage (Paul)            Debretts
1890 06-Sep Francis 4th Earl of Rosslyn Dies succeeded by son James Complete Peerage
1891 20-Jan James 16th Earl dies Succeeded by son John 17th Earl Complete Peerage
1904 19-Dec William Japp Sinclair Knighted for work in Obstetrics and Gyaecology at Victoria University, Manchester Knights of England (Shaw)
1905-12 John Sinclair Secretary for Scotland (to be Baron Pentland) Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
1909 15-Feb John Sinclair Created Baron Pentland Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
1914 30-May John 17th Earl dies Succeeded by cousin Norman Debretts













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