Mary Sinclair

Sibling of Captain Colin R. Sinclair, see the latter’s Family Network page: http://bit.ly/S6bc1

John Inkster

— sp. INKSTER, John ‘Orkney Johnny’. Born 29 September c. 1798/1799 in Orkney, he was likely the son of John or Henry INKSTER (brothers of James Inkster I) but possibly was the son of James INKSTER  II and Molly NICHOLSON whom James Inkster II left behind in the Orkneys; ‘Orkney Johnny’ wasprobably a cousin of James Inkster born 1826, son of an HBC Inkster arrived from the Orkneys in 1815, and married to Elizabeth SUTHERLAND in 1830; ‘Orkney Johnny’ died 30 June 1874 [or 19 July?].

2. INKSTER, Margaret ‘Maggie’. Born 24 April 1827; baptized 1 July 1828; died 14 December 1904. Scrip affidavit for Sutherland, Margaret; born: April 24, 1827; husband: Wm. R. Sutherland; father: John Inkster (Scot); mother: Mary Sinclair (Métis); claim no: 351; scrip no: 2650 to 2657; date of issue: May 22, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. SUTHERLAND, William Richard. [Deputy Sheriff]. Born 8 December 1833, son of James SUTHERLAND (born 6 July c.1800/1805, possibly in Scotland, but seemingly in Rupert’s Land as he was listed as ‘halfbreed’ in his son’s scrip application; died 13 August 1844; buried St. Andrews Anglican Churchyard Cemetery) and Elizaeth CALDER (daughter of James CALDER [born South Ronaldsay] and Nancy LINDSAY; married 21 May 1829; Elizabeth apparently later married Cuthbert CUMMINGS [see comment by descendant Beverly below]); scrip affidavit LAC RG 15 v. 1324; See family photograph c. 1870s http://bit.ly/cVDApB; 1901 census LAC RG 31 v. 1250-1251; died 15 November 1906.

3. SUTHERLAND, George Thomas. Born c.1861; married 4 December 1884; Deputy Sheriff; died 1934.

— sp. LEASK, Annie. Born 1864 daughter of John Leask an HBC servant; died 1949.

“No Time To Be Dull Says Old Timer of Clandeboye

There’s never a dull moment in the life of Mrs. George T. Sutherland, of Clandeboye, Man., who will celebrate her 83rd birthday, Tuesday. Busy from early morning to bedtime, Mrs. Sutherland does all her own cooking, plants and tends a large vegetable garden from spring to fall, and is ready at a minute’s notice to help with any activities sponsored by Wakefield Anglican church, W.A., of which she has been a member for 43 years.

When she isn’t busy with such work her memories of the long trip she made at the age of ten from the Orkney Islands to Winnipeg in 1874 can be mulled over. After 23 days on the Atlantic ocean, Mrs. Sutherland, then Anne Leask, travelled with her mother and brothers by boat and oxen cart across Thunder Bay, to Fort Frances, and the Lake of the Woods, to join her father at St. Andrew’s. “I went to Manitoba’s first school there for four years, and I can remember clearly the York boats travelling up and down the Red River, sometimes being rowed by eight men, and sometimes being pulled down by men on the shore,” she stated.

With the death of her mother, Mrs. Sutherland took over the household responsibilities until Dec. 4, 1884 when she married a former school friend who also sang in the choir at St. Andrew’s church with her. In 1885 they settled in Clandeboye and Mrs. Sutherland proudly boasts she lives in the same house her husband and brother built for her from logs. “We just had one room then, but we added more to accomodate our nine children,” she remarked. Her family praise their mother for her untiring energy, relating that she has never been known to rest during the day and that they can remember from childhood days how she made all their clothing, socks and mittens.

In honor of their mother, six of her seven living children gathered for a family re-union at her home, Sunday. Tuesday, her daughter, Mrs. G.A. McNabb of Clandeboye will hold a birthday dinner. Those present Sunday were Walter and Reginald of Clandeboye; Arthur of Clandeboye and Winnipeg; Herbert of Assiniboia; Victor of Winnipeg; and Mrs. McNabb. Victor of Swift Current was unable to attend the gathering. Mrs. Sutherland also has 30 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.”

Source: “1948 newspaper article (not identified or dated) from (possibly) The Winnipeg Free Press” posted to RootsWeb by Stan Hulme 6 January 2010 http://bit.ly/brb1BU.

4. SUTHERLAND, [?].

4. SUTHERLAND, Walter Colin. Born 1886;died 1949.

— sp. MCBAIN, Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’. Born 1885; died 1976.

4. SUTHERLAND, Guilford Dudley. Born 1888; died 1972.

— sp. BROWN, Edna Harriet. Born 1900.

4. SUTHERLAND, Thomas Herbert ‘Herb’. Born 1889; living at Selkirk MB 1901 census; moved to Saskatchewan; died 1982.

— sp. MADDIGAN, Ellen Elizabeth ‘Nell’. Born 1893; died 1965.

4. SUTHERLAND, William Reginald. Born 1892; died 1967.

— sp. MCDONALD, Elsie Isabel. Born 1898; died 1978.

4. SUTHERLAND, Mary Margaret. Born 1894; died 1955.

— sp. MCNABB, Geoffrey Arthur. Born 1887; died 1970.

4. SUTHERLAND, John Leask. Born 1896; died 1942.

4. SUTHERLAND, Victor James. Born 1899; died 1984.

— sp. MCPHERSON,  Leone. Born 1899; died 1964.

— sp. BROWN, Freda. Born 1906.

4. SUTHERLAND, Rose Ethel. Born 8 January 1902; died 28 July 1927.

— sp. MCRAE, William. Born 24 June 1897.

4. SUTHERLAND, Arthur Hamlyn. Born 1906.

— sp. ROOT, Myrtle. Born 1900.

3. SUTHERLAND, Mary Inkster. Born c. 1863; died 1934.

— sp. LEASK, William. Born 188?; died 1929.

3. SUTHERLAND, John Richard. Born c.1864; died 1929.

— sp. BROWN, Maggie. Born 1867; died 1929.

3. SUTHERLAND, Ann, born c.1867.

3. SUTHERLAND, Isabella Anne. Born 18 July 1868; died 1934.

— sp. SETTER, Alexander. Born 1 January 1857; died 19 December 1924.

3. SUTHERLAND, Victoria.

3. SUTHERLAND, William Colin. Born 25 December 1870; scrip affidavit LAC RG 15 v. 588;
died 1931.

— sp. TAYLOR, Catherine ‘Kate’. Born 1875; died 1904.

— sp. CORRIGAL, Mary Matilda, born 1880; died 1906.

— sp. McDONALD, Rosabel ‘Rose’.

3. SUTHERLAND, Elizabeth Jane Victoria. Born 1876; died 1945.

— sp. PATON, Jack.

2. INKSTER, Charlotte. Born 1829; died 1845.

2. INKSTER, John George. Born 1830; bapt. 30 December 1830; died 1898. As Chief Engineer, of Mississippi steamboats, John George Inkster lived in New Orleans at 581 Rampart, D.3. Nevertheless he sent his children to live at Seven Oaks House so that they could attend St. John’s College and St. Mary’s Academy in Red River.

— sp. FOGARTY, Mary. Born in Ireland; Died 1866.

3. INKSTER, Wlliam A. Born 7 March 1858; died 1938. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, William; born: March 7, 1858; father: John Inkster; mother: Mary Fogarty =

— sp. TAIT, Margaret. Born 1858; died 1933.

4. INKSTER, Ellen Mary ‘Nellie’. Born 1882; died 1975.

— sp. ATTREE, Joseph ‘Joe’. Born 1862; died 1948.

4. INKSTER, Josephine Margaret ‘Joey’. Born 1885; died 1970.

— sp. JEFFERY, James ‘Jim’. Born 1874; died 1942.

4. INKSTER, Constance Harriet ‘Consie’. Born 1887; died 1988.

4. INKSTER, Emily. Born 1889; died 1969.

4. INKSTER, John ‘Jack’. Born 1890; died 1969.

4. INKSTER, Isabella ‘Belle’. Born 1895; died 1989.

4. INKSTER, Louise ‘Lou’. Born 1896; died 1991.

— sp. BELL, William. Born 1895; died 1976.

4. INKSTER, Geoffrey James ‘Geoff’. Born 1898; died 1981.

— sp. MACFARLANE, Mary ‘Fern’. Born 1903; died 1987.

3. INKSTER, John. Born 1859; died 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana.

— sp. Charlotte.

3. INKSTER, Mary ‘Molly’. Born 1862; died 1942.

— sp. WALKER, Geoffrey Henry. Born 1858; died 1931.

3. INKSTER, Richard ‘Dick’. Born 27 August 1864, in New Orleans; died 1885.

3. INKSTER, Jane. Born 1886.

— sp. FOY, Mary.

2. INKSTER, Mary ‘Marak’. Born 15 December 1832/1833; bapt. 27 December 1832; applied for scrip see affidavit 1 August 1875; died 18 August 1912. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary; born: December 15, 1833; father: John Inkster (Scot); mother: Mary Inkster =

2. INKSTER, James. Born 1834; died 1834.

2. INKSTER, William. Born 1836; bapt. 1 June 1836; married 5 June 1856 at St. John’s Cathedral, St. John’s RRS by Rev. David [Jones?], witnessed by Jane Inkster, Donald Todd, and Others; died 1869.

Mary Todd

— sp. TODD, Mary. Born 17 July 1839; baptized Aug. 6, 1839 at Fort Pelly in the Swan River District, daughter of Dr. William TODD who was in charge of that HBC post, and Elizabeth Dennet; at time of marriage her residence was listed as St. Cross; died 1916. Photos of Mary Todd, her children, and extended family ; Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

3. INKSTER, Mary Isabella ‘Bella’. Born 10 June 1857; died 1938. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary Isabella; born: June 10, 1857; father: William Inkster; mother: Mary Todd =

— sp. HUGHES, Owen Edward [Sheriff]. Born 1848; died 1932 Battleford SK.

4. HUGHES, Owen William MCKAY. Born 1882; died 1953. Hughes, Owen William McKay; Witness deponent: Thomas Scot; claim no. 17; address: Lindsay, Sask; born: 1882 at Prince Albert; father: Owen Edward Hughes (Englishman); mother: Mary Isabella Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 901 for 240 acres

— sp. ROSS, Marion Bell. Born 1882, Karachi, India; died 1948.

4. HUGHES, Rowland Howell Inkster. Born 19 August 1883/1893; died 1923. Hughes, Rowland Howell Inkster; address: Prince Albert; claim no. 893; born: 19 Aug, 1893 at Winnipeg; father: Owen Edward Hughes (Welsh); mother: Isabella Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 495 for 240 acres

— sp. TURNER, Edith. Born 1889; died 1939.

4. HUGHES, Arthur Edward. Born 1887; died 1887.

3. INKSTER, John Hector. Born 30 April 1859; died 1942 Salmon Arm. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

— sp. Mary.

3. INKSTER, Harriet Louisa ‘Lou’. Born 29 June 1861; died 1925 Salmon Arm. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

3. INKSTER, Ellen Anabella/Isabella/Arabella. Born 16 May 1863 in Kildonan RRS; married 29 August 1881 at Fort Ellice; died 1916 at Grand Rapids. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

— sp. MCKAY, Henry. Born 25 June 1856 at Fort Ellice, Touchwood Hills, to William McKAY and Mary COOK (Grandson of John Richards McKAY and Harriet BALLENDEN ; died 1936. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577 ; McKay, Henry; for his son, William Henry Archibald Jamese McKay; address: Grand Rapids; born: 14 February, 1885 at Shoal River, Manitoba; father: Henry McKay (Métis and deponent); mother: Ellen A. Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 2013 for $240.00; claim no. 1234Valentin

4. MCKAY, Myra Gertrude. Born 4 May 1882; died 1918. McKay, Myra Gertrude; address: Grand Rapids; born: 4 May, 1882 at Fort Pelly, Assiniboine; father: Henry McKay (Métis); mother: Helen Arabella Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 657 for 240 acres; claim no. 1275

— sp. JOHNSON, Herbert Stanley. Born 1874; died 1844.

4. MCKAY, Mary Harriet/Henrietta. Born 1883; died 1970. McKay, Mary Harriet; address: Grand Rapids; born: 11 October, 1883 at Shoal River, Manitoba; father: Henry McKay (Métis); mother: Ellen Arabella Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 655 for 240 acres; claim no. 1273

— sp. VENABLES, William Adolphe Payne. Born 1866; died 1944.

4. MCKAY, William Henry Archibald James. Born 1884; died 1970. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577 ; McKay, Henry; for his son, William Henry Archibald Jamese McKay; address: Grand Rapids; born: 14 February, 1885 at Shoal River, Manitoba; father: Henry McKay (Métis and deponent); mother: Ellen A. Inkster (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 2013 for $240.00; claim no. 1234Valentin

— sp. COOK, Florence Constance. Born 1909.

4. MCKAY, Annie Constance May. Born 1888; died 1942. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

— sp. MCGACHAN, Armine Wray. Born 1880; died 1917.

4. MCKAY, Lawrence Howell Inkster. Born 1889; died 1958. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

— sp. BALLANTYNE, Lillian. Died 1952.

4. MCKAY, Arthur Alexander Hughes. Born 1890; died 1957. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

— sp. SINCLAIR, Catherine Mary. Born 1891; died 1976.

4. MCKAY, Agnes Eleanor. Born 1893; died 1934. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

— sp. KEDDIE, Douglas.

4. MCKAY, Florence Lillian Louise. Born 1895; died 1959. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

— sp. CAMPBELL, James Geddes Brown. Born 1878; died 1929.

4. MCKAY, Bertha Margaret Katherine. Born 1898; died 1918. McKay, Henry, for his living children; address: Grand Rapids, Saskatchewan; born: 25 June, 1856 at Touchwood Hills; father: William McKay (Métis); mother: Mary Cook (Métis); married: 29 August, 1881 at Fort Ellice to Ellen A. Inkster; children living: Myra Gertrude, Arthur, Mary Harriet, Agnes, William Henry, Lillian, Annie Constance and Bertha; Lawrence; claim no. 577

4. MCKAY, Dorothy Winnifred Isabelle. Born 1900; died 1973.

— sp. AUSTIN, Arthur. Born 1887; died 1973.

4. MCKAY, Reginald Harold Stanley. Born 1903; died 1979.

— sp. SMITH, Muriel.

Florence Inkster

3. INKSTER, Florence. Born 2 April 1865; died 17 November 1932. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

— sp. TYRRELL, Charles Samuel [Captain]. Born 1865; died  1947.

4. TYRRELL, Hubert [Lieutenant].

4. TYRRELL, Charles Hudson Pentreath. Born 1897; died 1929.

4. TYRRELL, Audrey Mary.

— sp. CLAYDON, Ernest. ‘of Deeping – St. James, England.’

3. INKSTER, Agnes Lee. Born 25 May 1867; died 1945, Salmon Arm. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

3. INKSTER, Alfred William. Born 19 December 1868; died October 1896. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Mary, widow of William Inkster (nee Todd), concerning the claims of her children: John Hector Inkster; born: April 30, 1859; Harriet Louisa Inkster; born: June 29, 1861; Ellen Isabella Inkster; born: May 16, 1863; Florence Inkster; born: April 2, 1865; Agnes Inkster; born: May 25, 1867; Alfred William Inkster; born: December 19, 1868 =

— sp. SPENCE, Catherine. Born 1864; died 1941.

4. INKSTER, Alexander.

— sp. SETTER, [?].

2. INKSTER, Jane. Born 1838; bapt. 1 December 1838; married 16 Dec. 1858; died 1926. Scrip affidavit for Tait, Jane; born: November 17, 1839; husband: Robert Tait; father: John Inkster (Scot); mother: Mary Sinclair (Métis); claim no: 1682; scrip no: 10585; date of issue: September 20, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. TAIT, Robert. Born 1830 to William TAIT and Mary AULD; died 1912.

3. TAIT, Thomas Herbert. Born 1859; died 1894.

— sp. REID, Jane. Born 1866; died 1888.

3. TAIT, Timoleon John. Born 1861; died 1940.

— sp. TAIT, Mary Anabella. Born 1863; died 1912.

4. TAIT, Marjorie. Born 1894; 1968.

4. TAIT, Mortimer H. Born 1896; 1917.

4. TAIT, Kathleen Lillian. Born 1899; 1926.

4. TAIT, Ernest T. Born 1900.

4. TAIT, Maurice Vernon. Born 1905; died 1960.

— sp. PATTERSON, Jessie Prentice. Died 1941.

4. TAIT, Evelyn.

3. TAIT, Colin. Born 1862; died 1874.

3. TAIT, Ellen Harriet. Born 1865; died 1920.

— sp. CUMMING, George William.

4. CUMMING, Robert Leslie. Born 1891; died 1944.

— sp. ROSS, Roberta Evelyn. Born 1892; died 1927.

4. CUMMING, Eric Cyril Simpson. Born 1893.

4. CUMMING, Gwendolyn Jane McMurray. Born 1889; died 1967.

— sp. TURNBULL, Thomas [Md.] Born 1872; died 1956.

3. TAIT, Mary. Born 1867; died 1873.

3. TAIT, Margaret. Born 1871; died 1872.

3. TAIT, Adelaide ‘Addie’. Born 1872; died 1901.

2. INKSTER, Ellen ‘Nellie’. Born 1840; bapt. 17 January 1841; married 1863; “It is said that when Sitting Bull passed through Fort Ellice on his way back to the United States he gave Mrs. McDonald a necklace of bear claws” [see http://bit.ly/bUEJnx]; died 1912. Scrip affidavit for McDonald, Ellen; born: December 12, 1840; wife of Archibald McDonald; father: John Inkster (White settler); mother: Mary Sinclair (Métis); no claim number =

— sp. MCDONALD, Archibald Grieve [HBC Chief Factor]. Born 1836; died 1915.

3. MCDONALD, Mary Harriet. Born 1869.

3. MCDONALD, Glen.

— sp. GELLEY, Kathleen.

3. MCDONALD, Eleanora Frances Mary. Born 1872; died 1990.

— sp. RUTTAN, John Douglas. Born 1889; died 1973.

4. RUTTAN, John.

— sp. MCGUCKIN, Mary.

3. MCDONALD, Nora.

3. MCDONALD, John Archibald. Born 1865.

— sp. CAMPBELL, Eleanora Catherine. Born 1865; died 1939.

4. MCDONALD, Cameron.

4. MCDONALD, Gordon.

3. MCDONALD, Donald Hogarth. Born 1866; died 1928.

— sp. BENSON, Frances.

3. MCDONALD, Edward Ellice [Md.]. Born 1876; died 1955.

— sp. HUBNER, Ann.

4. MCDONALD, Diana.

4. MCDONALD, Edward Ellice Jr. Died 1913.

— sp. LAIRD, Rosa Packard.

3. MCDONALD, Harold French [General]. Born 1885; died 1943.

— sp. GILMOUR.

4. MCDONALD, Mary.

— sp. BELL.

— sp. IRVING.

2. INKSTER, Colin [Sheriff]. Born 3 August 1843; bapt. 13 August 1843; appointed Speaker to the first Manitoba Legislative Council 1871; builder of Bleak House 1873-1874; appointed High Sheriff of Manitoba 1874; died 1934. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Colin; born: August 3, 1843; father: John Inkster (white man); mother: Mary Inkster = [See also notes on Colin Inkster]

— sp. TAIT, Anna. Born 21 March 1852, daughter of William Tait of Scotland and Mary an Aboriginal woman; died 1925. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, Ann (nee Tait), wife of Colin Inkster; born: March 21, 1852; father: William Tait; mother: Mary Tait = ; Scrip affidavit for Tait, William; son: George Tait (deponent); daughter: Elizabeth Tait; born: February 8, 1847; died: April 26, 1875; heirs: next of kin: Wm.; James; Robert; John; George; Charles; Margaret, wife of John Sutherland; Mary; Jane, wife of John Henry; Annie, wife of Colin Inkster; Sarah, wife of George McKay; wife: Mary Auld (Métis) =

3. INKSTER, William Curtis. Born 1872; born 1873.

3. INKSTER, Mary. Born 1873; died 1873.

3. INKSTER, George. Born 1873; died 1873.

3. INKSTER, John Rupert Finlayson. Born 1874; died 1930.

— sp. SPENCER, Anne Ellen ‘Nell’.

4. INKSTER, Harold McFarlane. Born 1903; died 1972.

— sp. BROWN, Martha. Died 1967.

4. INKSTER, John Hamilton ‘Jack’. Born 1905; died 1973.

— sp. NORRIS, Laura.

4. INKSTER, Mary Edith. Born 1907.

4. INKSTER, Colin Spencer. Born 1909; died 1973.

— sp. SLY, Kathleen.

4. INKSTER, Norman Spencer.

— sp. MCLEOD, Christy Anne Lawrie.

4. INKSTER, Ruth Myra.

— sp. WILEY, Douglas Cameron.

3. INKSTER, Nelly McDonald. Born 1876; died 1877.

3. INKSTER, Colin Robertson Sinclair. Born 1876; died 1961.

— sp. Jessie. Born 1880; died 1950.

4. INKSTER, Colin.

4. INKSTER, Myra.

3. INKSTER, Myra. Born 1878; died 1938.

3. INKSTER, Annie Sibyl McKay. Born 1880; died 1974.

3. INKSTER, Richard. Born 1886.

— sp. HYDE, Olive.

2. INKSTER, Harriet. Born 1846; died 1922.

— sp. McMURRAY, William. Born 1824; Chief Factor HBC; died 1877.

3. McMURRAY, John Donald ‘Dugald’ [Captain]. Born 1870; died 1942.

— sp. BEDSON, Tannis.

3. McMURRAY, Mary Louise. Born 1872; died 1873.

3. McMURRAY, Dorothy.

— sp. BURTON, Chris.

3. McMURRAY, Lawrence.

3. McMURRAY, Eleanor.

— sp. McCREA, Garland.

4. McCREA, Patricia.

3. McMURRAY, Harriet Jane ‘Jean’. Married 27 September 1899 [see wedding photo taken at Seven Oaks Ho.: http://bit.ly/ccT8Az].

— sp. MERMAGEN, Ernest Wallace.

4. MERMAGEN, Ann ‘Nan’.

— sp. McGOWAN, Clarence.

3. McMURRAY, Annie Hamilton. Born 1876; died 1905.

George Inkster

2. INKSTER, George Thomas. Born 12 December 1849/1850; his brother, “Honourable Colin Inkster,” applied for scrip, on an unspecified day in January 1876, on “now absent” George’s behalf — the latter  apparently residing “in Minnesota in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company” and unable to make application in person; George, however, did manage to apply for scrip in person on 27 June 1875 [76?] which affidavit states he was “of Grand Forks in the Territory of Dacotah and United State of America”; died 1901. Scrip affidavit for Inkster, George; born: December 1850; father: John Inkster (Scot); mother: Mary Sinclair = ; Scrip affidavit for Inkster, George Thomas; born: December 12, 1849; father: John Inkster; mother: Mary Sinclair =

Caroline

— sp. CHARCOTE/TURCOTTE, Caroline. Born 1859; died 1897.

Jennie Inkster

3. INKSTER, Jennie. Born 1876.

— sp. ERICKSON/ERICSON, Edward.

3. INKSTER, John H. Born 1878; died 1950.

3. INKSTER, Colin. Born 1880; died 1942.

— sp. ROUSSEAU, Alice. Died 1970.

4. INKSTER, Hazel.

— sp. DAVIS.

4. INKSTER, Louise.

— sp. PETERSON, Erwin.

4. INKSTER, Addie.

— sp. LOCKBEAM.

4. INKSTER, Edith. Died 1955.

— sp. KLEVEN, Sigurd.

4. INKSTER, Sadie. Died 1969.

— sp. WHITECALF, Albert.

4. INKSTER, Alice. Died 1970.

— sp. DUKE.

4. INKSTER, Frank. Died 1941.

4. INKSTER, George E. Died 1945.

3. INKSTER, Anna M. Born 1881.

— sp. McCORD, Dury. Born 1859.

— sp. CLARK.

3. INKSTER, Timoleon. Born 1884; died 1892.

3. INKSTER, Robert. Born 1888; died 1893.

3. INKSTER, Ettie May. Born 1890; died 1893.

3. INKSTER, Agnes. Born 1891; died 1893.

3. INKSTER, Mary S. Born 1893.

— sp. TOWNSEND.

3. INKSTER, Isabelle. Born 1896; died 1970.

— sp. PFEISTER, Henry.

4. PFEISTER.

4. PFEISTER.

17 Responses to Mary Sinclair

  1. Beverley says:

    I am a descendent of William Richard Sutherland via George Thomas and William Herbert, then to my father Lloyd John.
    You have William Richard’s father, James Sutherland (husband of Elizabeth Calder) being born 1769, Sutherlandshire; died 1828, in Gwillenburg, Ontario. According to the scrip that William Richard swore affidavit to BOTH his mother and his father were half-breeds. I am looking for information on who the father and mother were of the James Sutherland married to Elizabeth Calder since he is of part aboriginal descent. There seems to be a possibility that he could have been the son of Captain James Sutherland who drowned in 1806 and could have been married to Nancy Cook (daughter of William Hemmings Cook).
    This Captain James Sutherland left a will naming his father, James Sutherland and William Hemmings Cook as executors of his estate and arranged for the estate to care for his two sons, James and William Sutherland.
    Would appreciate any documented information regarding the parentage of James Sutherland (father to William Richard).
    Thanks

    • FRANCIS LEROY PETERSON says:

      GOOD DAY TO FINE NEWS OF THE OLD INKSTER FAMILY.MY NANE IS FRANCIS LEROY PETERSON,SON OF LOUISE INKSTER AND ERVIN LEROY PETERSON. I LIVE IN LOVELAND COLORADO,JSUT NO. OF DENVER AND HAVE A LOT OF HISTORY NOTES FROM MY MOTHER.. THANKS FOR ALL THIS INFO AND HOPE TO HERE MORE. AGAIN THANKS FROM ( OLE ) FRANCIS LEROY PETERSON

  2. hallnjean says:

    Hi Beverly,
    I’m very happy to meet you and to have been alerted to this question — but boy Oh boy, have you ever tagged a confusing entry in this list!

    I did a quick review of the information I have at hand and am not entirely sure where the info. I initially posted on James Sutherland came from — it is clearly mistaken. I have revised it to accord with the data in Genealogy of the First Metis Nation by D.N. Sprague and R.P. Frye, and with genealogical information compiled for members of the Calder family

    but the confusion persists:

    Sprague and Frye list the father of William Richard Sutherland as James Sutherland, Métis, born c.1800, died 1844, and married to Elizabeth Calder.
    while the Calder source lists him as b. 6 Jul. 1805 Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, Scotland; d. 13 August 1844 St. Andrews RRS; bur. St. Andrews Anglican Churchyard Cemetery; m. 21 May 1829 St Johns RRS

    I notice as well that you have already been in touch with Dave Hutton, http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.calder/119.3/mb.ashx , about his list that shows
    the grandfather of William Richard Sutherland
    and father of the James Sutherland Jr. (whose birth date is given as 06 Jul 1805, Kimscheil, Scotland, wherever that might be; and whose date of death is given as 13 Aug 1844] who married Elizabeth Calder was a James Sutherland Sr. married to a Mary Polson.

    I see the HBCA have a biographical record of the other James Sutherland you mention at http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographical/s/sutherland_james_1st_1787-1806.pdf

    I am guessing that the most reliable people to consult about sorting out the many James Sutherlands of Red River would be the St. Boniface Historical Society http://www.shsb.mb.ca/englishindex.htm

    Thanks for alerting me on this point, I will post any new information I happen across.

    Please let me know if you manage to resolve any of this 🙂

    • len turcotte 1-204-482-7270 says:

      Hi Beverly I’am Len Turcotte and Coroline Turcotte is a person that i would talk to you about
      please get back to me when you have time
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  3. Beverley says:

    Thanks for looking into this. A few things I might add for James (father to W.R) being the son of the James that drowned in 1806 (married to Nancy Cook who subsequently married William Garrioch). The Red River survey of the colony carried out in 1835 lists James married to Elizabeth (b.1813) as having 2 persons living with them (Anne and William Richard?) and living on lots 22, 23, 24 and 25 in St. Paul. William Garrioch is also listed as living in St. Paul (9 persons – 2nd husband to Nancy Cook) and William Hemmings Cook is also listed as living in St. Paul. It could therefore be surmised (hopefully not a great stretch) that James and Elizabeth were living close to his mother and grandfather. James (b. ca. 1805, d. 1844) is buried in the same cemetary as Elizabeth. Realize this is not proof positive but does give me an avenue to investigate.
    There was another James Sutherland (b. 1778, d. September 1844) who was married to Jane Flett. He too had a son James but this James was married to Maria Bird. (See Sutherland letters online at Glenbow Museum)
    And the search continues………………………..

  4. Tim Inkster says:

    Wow! I am so glad I came across this information.
    My name is Timothy Inkster. My fathers name is John Norris Inkster. His father was John Hamilton “Jack” inkster, son of John Rupert Finlayson Inkster, son of Colin Inkster, son of John “Orkney Johnny” Inkster.
    It’s so cool the family tradition of passing names has carried on for more then a century and at least 6 generations. My older brother’s continues the “John” tradition with his middle name. Being first born son, he is also the rightful heir of a cool family heirloom; a shotgun commissioned by John Rupert Finlayson Inkster for his son Colin Inkster, the Sheriff.

    • Norman Inkster says:

      It is indeed ‘cool’. My father was Harold MacFarlane Inkster, a grandson of Colin ‘The Sheriff” Inkster of Winnipeg. He had a brothers Jack, Norman, Colin and sisters Mary and Ruth. And the tradition continues as my name is also, Norman Inkster

  5. Tim Inkster says:

    oops.. it must have been Orkney Johnny commissioned it for Colin.
    I must be caught up by pride in my Canadian heritage.

  6. mariendon says:

    By any chance… does anyone know anything about any direct “Todd” male relatives that may be doing any kind of “Todd DNA Testing”?

    If so, I would be happy to participate. Please let me know if anyone is aware of any such thing, as I’m trying really hard to find out everything possible Re: my biological father (whom I never knew or met’s) family.

    Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

    Marie.

  7. David Duke says:

    This is so awesome to read. I am a descendant of George T. Inkster. I actually met his daughter, my great aunt Addie. She passed away in orange county texas, she was married to a man named Beaver (possibly a nick name). Her sister Alice Inkster was my grandmother. She married Orville Duke. There son Reginald was my father. If any one would like more information on this line of the family feel free to contact me.

    • FRANCIS LEROY PETERSON(OLE) says:

      HI DAVID. IM FRANCIS LEROY PETERSON (OLE) MY MOTHER WAS LOUISE JOSEPHINE PETERSON (INKSTER) GRANDDAUGHTER OF GEORGE T. INKSTER. JUST FOUND ALL THIS INFO AND CERTAINLY APPRECIATE READING ALL. HAVE SOME MEMROBILIA FROM MY MOTHER BUT NOT MUCH. DAVID IM 67 YRS OLD AND SURE REMEMBER ALL THE OLD RELATIVES, AS FAR AS THE GRANDDAUGHTERS WERE CONCERNED IVE MET MOST ALL.. ADDIE WAS THE BEST AND BEAVER WAS WHAT CAN A PERSON SAY. THX. DAVID FOR INFO.

  8. tracey longbottom says:

    I just found out my Inkster connection through a cousin’s research. My ancestor was Mary (Marak) Inkster (was Marak her nickname?) She eventually married a Metis man, Joseph Cook. Interesting to see how common marrying Aboriginal people was so common in those days, as compared to a few generations later, where it was somewhat taboo.

  9. Ellen Cook says:

    I found this web page – I was looking for some family info – My great-grandmother was Ellen Arabella Inskter who married Henry Mckay – I am the granddaughter of their son Lawrence Howell Inkster Mckay – my family come from Grand Rapids Cree Nation – we are status Indians through our father and also through Lily, who was Lawrence’s wife.

    • Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: 1871 – 1880 Volume X
      INKSTER, JOHN (nicknamed Orkney Johnny), merchant, politician; b. 1799 in the Orkney Islands, Scotland; d. 30 June 1874, at Kildonan, Man.
      Nothing is known about the parentage or background of John Inkster. In 1819 he came to Rupert’s Land as a stone mason in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. On 20 Jan. 1826, in St John’s parish, he married Mary Sinclair, daughter of Chief Factor William Sinclair. They had nine children, of whom the eldest, Colin*, was to become sheriff of Winnipeg. John Inkster did not serve out his contract with the HBC. In 1823 or 1824 he had joined an uncle, John Inkster, who had come to the country in 1797 and who owned land on both sides of Red River. John Inkster began farming on the west side of the river, but he was to win prosperity and respect as a freighter and one of the earliest independent merchants of the settlement. He dealt in a variety of goods ranging from pemmican to “plough irons,” from shirts to shot and powder. Among his customers were numerous Red River worthies, other traders such as his brother-in-law James Sinclair*, missionaries, Indians, and tripmen. His dealings extended from Portage la Prairie to York Factory and St Paul (Minn.). Some produce came from local sources, such as wheat and potatoes; other goods were imported from Edinburgh, London, and Hamilton, Canada West. The HBC handled his overseas financial transactions and brought in a proportion of his supplies by the bay; others came via St Paul. After his death, his estate was evaluated at about $20,000.
      In 1856 the settlers of Red River decided a steam grist mill was essential for a more reliable service than that given by the wind and water mills. Inkster, who already owned a water mill, became president of the Steam Mill Company, which brought components for a mill down-river by barge to be set up at Redwood (Kildonan Park) with a sawmill attachment. A fire destroyed the mill in 1860.
      Inkster is said to have been the first teacher in the school organized in 1849 by the Scottish settlers in Kildonan. He attended St John’s Cathedral and served as rector’s warden. He served as magistrate for the Lower District from 1850 to 1858 and as petty judge with a salary of £5 a year. In 1863 he became auditor of public accounts and worked on committees dealing with the regulation of liquor imports and the marking out of public roads. He was concerned with such public matters as the provision and upkeep of bridges and postal services. A member of the Council of Assiniboia from 1857 to 1868, he attended 54 meetings. He was elected as one of the English-speaking members to a council convened by Louis Riel* in November 1869 but could not attend. Of special interest is the imposing house he built, constructing the stone foundation himself in 1851. Work was interrupted by the flood of 1852; however, the nine-room, two-storey house, built of squared oak logs floated down from Baie Saint-Paul (Man.), was completed in 1853. A much smaller structure alongside served as a store and post office. Seven Oaks is today a museum.
      Irene M. Spry

      PAC, MG 19, E7 (John Inkster papers), account books, papers. PAM, John Inkster, correspondence, 1860–74; John Inkster, papers, 1862–73. Surrogate Court for the Eastern Judicial District (Winnipeg), will of John Inkster, 16 July 1874. Begg’s Red River journal (Morton), 165, 357, 396. Canadian North-West (Oliver), I. J. W. Graham, Winnipeg architecture; the Red River Settlement, 1831–1960 (Winnipeg, [1960]), 6. W. J. Healy, Women of Red River; being a book written down from the recollections of women surviving from the Red River era (Winnipeg, 1923), 46, 74, 86, 90–92, 95–96, 200. Martin Kavanagh, The Assiniboine basin; a social study of the discovery, exploration and settlement of Manitoba (Brandon, Man., 1966), 197.
      © 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval
      *******

  10. Kenneth Lang - Calgary says:

    INKSTER, JOHN (nicknamed Orkney Johnny), b. 1799 in the Orkney Islands, Scotland; d. 30 June 1874, at Kildonan, Man..
    The 1870 Manitoba Census lists his father as John Inkster. His Christening record in Orphir, Orkney, Scotland, on 29 Sep 1799 lists his parents as John Ingster and Margaret Gun. His brother is James Inkster (c:5 Aug 1804 – d:1865) based on christening records.

    There is lots of confusion with all the John and James Inksters in Rupert’s Land in the early 1800’s. In Red river the nicknames “Orkney Johnny” and “Half-breed Johnny” helped to keep these 2 straight. Two James Inkster’s married Sutherland Sisters on the same day creating more confusion.
    A) John Inkster 1762 – 1838 married Margaret Gunn in SCOTLAND
    A1) John Inkster 1799-1874 (Orkney Johnny) married Mary Sinclair (1804-1892)
    A2) James Inkster I (1804-1865) married Elizabeth Sutherland(1810-1897)

    B) James Inkster II (1773-1854) married Molly Nicholson (1769-)Second marriage to Mary a cree Indian (1788 -)
    B1) James Inkster (1796 -) born and died in Scotland.

    B2) John Inkster (Half-breed Johnny) (1806-1864) married Isabella Sanderson (1815-1860)
    B3) James Inkster (1809-1888) married Leitia Sutherland (1814-1883)
    B4) Mary Inkster (1811-1894) married James Taylor (1794-1878)

    I have not been able to confirm a family relationship between (John Inkster (1762-1838) and James Inkster II (1773-1854). If they are related, it is distant.

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