Sibling of Captain Colin R. Sinclair, see the latter’s Family Network page for additional details: http://bit.ly/S6bc1
- 1. SINCLAIR, William [II], aka ‘Credo.’ Hudson’s Bay Company Chief Factor. Born “in the Service” c. 1798/99; died 12 October 1868 at Brockville, Ontario.
— spouse possibly McKAY, Mary. Daughter of William McKAY and Josette LATOUR HALDANE. Stanley Hulme notes: “Josette is identified in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume VI, page 465. According to this reference she married William [McKay], according to the customs of the country, sometime between 1796 and 1807. After William retired she became the ‘country wife’ of John Haldane.”
– or – WADIN-McKAY, Mary. Possibly born c. 1804 to Marguerite Wadin McKay McLOUGHLIN and Alexander [Angus?] McKAY; bapt. 21 June 1823; died 23 August 1893 in Brockville, Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario.
2. SINCLAIR, Catherine ‘Kate’/Charlotte. Born c. 1824 at Rainy Lake; bapt. 9 June/July 1827/1828; married 10 August 1842 at Fort George, Columbia District, Oregon Territory [reputedly age 16]; died 1876 at Red River Settlement.
— sp. ERMATINGER, Francis. Edward. Born 1798 Lisbon; died 1858, Upper Canada. Previous marriages: 1823 to ‘Cree woman’ of the Severn District, a daughter was born at Severn and remained there – marrying David Bird in 1841; c. 1826-1831 Cleo, an Okanogan woman, son Lawrence born 1828, a daughter born 1831 died shortly after; 1835 Mary Three Dresses, a Pend d’Oreille [‘Flathead’] woman, a son was born c. 1836, and a daughter, Mary, was born 1838, married Peter Ashley of Montana, and died 1940.
3. ERMANTINGER, Frances ‘Fanny’ Maria. Born on 3 June 1843.
— sp. CRAWFORD, John. ‘of St. Thomas’.
— affair de coeur [CHRISTIE, Alexander Jr.?]
3. [daughter]. Born 1849.
2. SINCLAIR, William [III]. Born 25 September 1827 at Lac la Pluie; married at the Cowlitz Farm, by Dr John McLoughlin; died 30 October 1899 at Fraser Lake BC; buried 3 November 1899 at the same place.
— sp. KITTSON, Eloisa Jemima. Born 1836, daughter of William KITTSON (Born 1792 Lower Canada – died 25 December 1851 Fort Vancouver), a fur trader and militia officer and his second wife, Helene McDonald [daughter of Finan McDONALD, and subsequently married to Richard GRANT in 1845]. Eloisa died in 1927.
3. SINCLAIR, Mary Helen.
— sp. MEDINA, Paul.
3. SINCLAIR, Katie.
— sp. RUDGE.
3. SINCLAIR, James William.
3. SINCLAIR, Elizabeth Margaret. Born 1869; died 1960.
— sp. ACKERMAN, Joseph Whitford.
— sp. KIPPEN, Walter Alexander. Born 1865; died 1949.
3. SINCLAIR, Julia Jessie. Born 1863; died 1946.
— sp. BOWSER, Francis. Born 1857; died 1929.
3. SINCLAIR, Christina Darling. Born 1864; died 1928.
— sp. WATSON, Thomas.
3. SINCLAIR, John.
— sp. ROLAND.
2. SINCLAIR, Mary. Born 1833; married 1849 at York Factory; died 1900.
— sp. CHRISTIE, William Joseph [HBC Inspecting Chief Factor]. Born 19 January 1824; c.1873 “selected by Sir John A. MacDonald, then prime minister of Canada, as one of the commissioners to make the treaty with the Indians of Saskatchewan”; died 22 October 1899. See “Men of the Hudson’s Bay: Old Time Fur Trade Officers of ‘The Great Company’, VII,” The Beaver 3, no. 11 (August 1923): 402, which has a photograph; and “The Christie Family and the H.B.C.: Builder of Two Fort Garrys and His Seven Descendants Gave Total of 238 Years’ Service to the Company,” The Beaver 3, no 11 (August 1923): 417-419.
3. CHRISTIE, Anne Margaret/Marguerite. Born 1852; married 1870 “in an impressive ceremony at the fort [Edomonton]. Malcolm [Groat, her finace] insisted that a Presbyterian minister perform the marriage and the minister travelled on Red River Cart from Fort Garry — another three month journey“; died 1915.
4. GROAT, Malcolm Forbes. Born 1871; died 1937.
4. GROAT, Alexander Eric. Born 1872; died 1952.
— sp. ECCLES, Anabella Matilda. Born 1866; died 1944.
4. GROAT, John Osborne. Born 1873; died 1917. As an HBC servant he was described as: “Fairly good trader, speaks Cree well & has sufficient education to keep the accounts of one of the minor Posts. Would be useless where he could procure liquor.”
— sp. FRASER, Adelaide. Born 1874; died 1949.
4. GROAT, William Charles. Born 1876; died 1897.
4. GROAT, George Clare. Born 1878.
— sp. MACDONALD, Barbara Young. Born 1884 Inverness, Scotland.
4. GROAT, Nancy Margaret. Born 1880.
— sp. BROWN, Donald.
4. GROAT, Margaret. Born 1882.
— sp. MACDONALD, A.J.
4. GROAT, Thomas Anderson. Born 1885; died 1949.
— sp. MOBERLY, Clarissa. Died 1943.
3. CHRISTIE, Lydia Catherine. Born 1853.
— sp. McTAVISH, Donald C. [Chief Factor, Norway House]. Son of Maria MacTavish CAMPBELL (remarried after the death of her first husband), who was the daughter of HBC Governor Sir George SIMPSON.
4. McTAVISH, Edith. Born 1876 Norway House; married 1898; Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 1920-1932; died 1947. “While she appears to have been a fiscal conservative, Rogers was an ardent and successful advocate of the passage of the Child Welfare Act, and its concomitant Mothers’ Allowance Schedule, intended to alleviate child poverty and passed in 1922. A supporter of bills on issues of particular interest to women such as public health nursing, she also supported legislation to give widows increased power over their late husbands’ estates (dower rights), and to incorporate the Winnipeg Foundation, a charitable funding organization. Rogers served as the Manitoba government representative on the Social Welfare Council of Winnipeg, responsible for distributing unemployment relief during the economic recession which followed World War I.”
— sp. ROGERS, Robert Arthur. Born 1862; died 1929.
5. ROGERS, Margaret McTavish. Born 1899; married 1922; 1946 awarded the Order of the British Empire; 1963-1965 Member of Parliament forWinnipeg South. “Her platform included the expansion of technical schools and of retraining programs for workers and the provision of additional financial aid for students. She wanted Winnipeg to participate more prominently on the national scene and to see Canada more active in international affairs. Konantz was the first woman M.P. from Manitoba and one of the four women elected that year.
In 1963 she was appointed to the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations Third Committee on Social, Economic and Humanitarian Problems. In this capacity she helped formulate a declaration regarding the elimination of racial discrimination. Two years later, she was again chosen as a UN delegate. In August of 1963, as part of her parliamentary duties, she toured some of the Indian reservations of Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.”;
1965 elected as National Chairman of UNICEF and represented Canada when the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway; died May 1967.
— sp. KONANTZ, Gordon.
4. McTAVISH, Grace.
— sp. McCullough, J. [Dr.].
3. CHRISTIE, William Joseph [Dr.]. Born 1856; HBC surgeon at Moose for 3 years; died 1899. See “The Christie Family and the H.B.C.: Builder of Two Fort Garrys and His Seven Descendants Gave Total of 238 Years’ Service to the Company,” The Beaver 3, no 11 (August 1923): 417-419, which includes a photograph.
3. CHRISTIE, John George McTavish. Born 27 June 1857; 1874-1921 HBC Servant; married c. 1918; died 25 May 1930. See “The Christie Family and the H.B.C.: Builder of Two Fort Garrys and His Seven Descendants Gave Total of 238 Years’ Service to the Company,” The Beaver 3, no 11 (August 1923): 417-419, which includes a photograph.
— sp. LEWIS, Lilly Kathleen. ‘Of Brockville, Ontario’; Died 1952.
3. CHRISTIE, James Grant. Born 12 September 1863; HBC Servant 1881-1919; died 1919. See “The Christie Family and the H.B.C.: Builder of Two Fort Garrys and His Seven Descendants Gave Total of 238 Years’ Service to the Company,” The Beaver 3, no 11 (August 1923): 417-419, which includes a photograph.
— sp. Isabelle. Died 1929, possibly in in Sorrento, Florida.
4. CHRISTIE, Ida. Died 1926.
4. CHRISTIE, Ronald. Born 1891; died 1972.
— sp. FORSTER, Lillian Grace. Born 1894; died 1988.
3. CHRISTIE, Charles Thomas. Born 4 December 1865; died 25 February 1944. See “The Christie Family and the H.B.C.: Builder of Two Fort Garrys and His Seven Descendants Gave Total of 238 Years’ Service to the Company,” The Beaver 3, no 11 (August 1923): 417-419, which includes a photograph.
— sp. McSWAIN, Nellie. Died 1918.
4. CHRISTIE, Sybil Grace. Born 1911; died 1986.
— sp. HUGHES, Leslie Michael. Died 1987.
4. CHRISTIE, John Charles Grant. Born 1914; died 1941.
— sp. WALKDEN, Doreen.
— sp. CAPAZO, Augustine. Died 1918.
4. CHRISTIE, Edith. Born 1918.
— sp. BENDER, William Joseph. Died 1969.
3. CHRISTIE, Mary Anne. Born 1859; died 1865.
2. SINCLAIR, Maria. Born c. 1832/33; registered 1878 as a ‘Halfbreed’ head of household, widowed (although some lists indicate her former husband had remarried); died 1902.
— sp. CALDER, William. Born c. 1838/1840, baptized 15 November 1840 Edmonton House, son of Peter CALDER (who was born 1799, son of James CALDER and Nancy LINDSAY) and his 2d wife, Louise GABOIS dit BOUSQUET (Peter’s 1st wife was Marguerite CASSINO, a First Nations woman, and his 3d wife was Isabelle Lussier); William reputedly married a second time to Marie Madeleine Betsy HAMELIN; William was posthumously recorded as a ‘Halfbreed’ 1878.
3. CALDER, William Alexander. Born 1852; baptized 10 October 1853 St, John’s.
— sp. L’HIRONDELLE, Madeleine. Born 1858/1859 St. Albert, daughter of Joseph L’HIRONDELLE dit NESOTEW and Marguerite NEPISSING; married 1875/1876 Edmonton; residing at Slave Lake, and applied for Halfbreed Scrip in Calgary 1885 .
4. CALDER, Catherine. Born 24 December 1875.
— sp. BALLENDINE, Henry Budd. Son of Robert BALLENDEN and Flora BUDD.
4. CALDER, William. Born/baptized 15 April 1879, St. Albert.
4. CALDER, John. Born/baptized 10 January 1881 Edmonton.
?4. CALDER, Henrietta. Born c. 1882, Lac Ste. Anne; baptized 7 January 1882; married August 1895 St. Albert.
— sp. PETIT-COUTEAU, John. Son of Sti-i-nie PETIT-COUTEAU and Margeurite a First Nations woman.
4. CALDER, Mary Victoria?. Born 8 June 1883/1884; baptized 1 July 1884, St. Mary’s, Calgary.
4. CALDER, Flora. Born 18 January 1885, Lesser Slave Lake; died 9 January 1896, St. Albert; buried 10 January 1896 St. Albert.
4. CALDER, Marie Victorie?. Born 15 June 1885.
4. CALDER, Margaret. Born 13 December 1887.
4. CALDER, Mathilda. Born 21 April 1890; died 21 March 1894.
4. CALDER, Amelia. Born 24 May 1892.
4. CALDER, James Alfred. Born 21 March 1894.
?4. CALDER, Jacques. Born 1895.
3. CALDER, John James [John Sinclair?]. Born 1855.
?– sp. PICHE/KENDWATCH, Jane. Died 1892.
?4. CALDER, James. Born 1891.
?4. CALDER, John Edwin. Born 1883; died 1885.
?4. CALDER, Mary. Born 1885.
3. CALDER, Catherine ‘Kate’ Sinclair. Born 14 September 1860 Lake St. Anne; died 3 September 1872; buried St. Andrews.
3. CALDER, Mary Margaret. Born 14 April 1861/1862/1863; baptized 14 June 1863 St. Joachim, Fort Edmonton; married 22 August 1882 Battleford; died 30 November 1944.
— sp. PARKER, William [Staff Sergeant; Inspector]. Born 15 August 1853 New Romney, Kent, England; “He joined the NWMP in 1874 and was posted to Fort Macleod October 23, 1876 where he accompanied The Treaty Commissioners to Blackfoot Crossing for the signing of Treaty No. 7. He married Mary Margaret Calder, a Metis girl, in August 1882, and they had three children, Maud, Gordon Sinclair, and Reginald John. In 1905, as Inspector, he was transferred to Medicine Hat to take charge of the District of Southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. Upon retirement he opened a Real Estate and Insurance office. He died 16 May, 1945 and was buried beside his wife Mary in Medicine Hats Hillside Cemetery.” See “Pioneer Profiles, P,” http://bit.ly/SaFHe.
4. PARKER, Edith Maude.
4. PARKER, Gordon Sinclair.
4. PARKER, Reginald John.
2. SINCLAIR, John. Born 5 October 1836 at Fort Frances; bapt. 29 November 1836; married 1859 at Fort Pitt; died 24 August 1913 Edmonton, Alberta.
— sp. ROWLAND, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’. Born 1841 Charlton House; died 25 March 1923 Edmonton District. Daughter of William ROWLAND Jr. (born 27 October 1799 in Greeny Banks, Birsay, Orkney; married 21 August 1838 Norway House [country marriage was in 1812 at Cumberland House]; died November 1873 at Fort des Prairie), and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ BALLENDINE/BALLENDEN (born c. 1805 at Cumberland House; died 7 July 1894 Edmonton District.
3. SINCLAIR, John. Born 1864; died 1864.
2. SINCLAIR, Alexander. Born 1840; died 1882.
— sp. Caroline.
3. SINCLAIR, Alexander Gordon.
2. SINCLAIR, James Nicol. Born 1843/1844 Ontario; HBC Servant; 2d marriage c. 1880; died 1908. The 1891 Green Lake Census lists among the people in James’ household: ‘Sussette’ age 47, married, wife to James; their children [see below]; Eliza Merasty age 18, lodger; Mary Merasty age 14, lodger; and hunter Basil Deroche, widower, age 50, lodger.
— sp. DUROCHER-MIRASTY, Josephte. Reputedly her first marriage was to Bazil MERASTY, and she took treaty in the Green Lake adhesion to Treaty Six. According to Scrip records, Bazil/Basile and Josephte had several children prior to his death, among them: Francoise MERASTE (born 6 July 1875 at Green Lake; died 26 October 1885 at Ile a la Crosse); Marie MERASTE (born August 1877 at Green Lake, who married Moise PEE-KAH-KEW/KEE-KAHKEW).
3. SINCLAIR, John. Born 1880/1881.
3. SINCLAIR, Catherine. Born 1882.
3. SINCLAIR, Flora. Born 1883.
3. SINCLAIR, Rosa. Born 1885.
3. SINCLAIR, George. Born 1886/7.
— sp. KENNEDY, Katherine.
4. SINCLAIR, Alfred. Born 1912; died 1960.
— sp. LALIBERTE, Helen. Born 1914; died 1993.
3. SINCLAIR, Alexander. Born 1889.
2. SINCLAIR, Margaret. Married at Norway House 1848. “Eliza McLoughlin Eppes’ niece” [Eliza McLaughlin, daughter of Dr. John McLaughlin, Hudson’s Bay Company Chief Factor for the Columbia District and niece of Mere Henri, Mother Superior of the Ursuline Convent in which she had been raised. Eliza married in 1832 to William Randolph Eppes born 14 Oct 1794 in St. John’s, Newfoundland to William Isham Eppes (of Salem, Massachusetts) and Elizabeth Little Randolph (of Gloucester, England). Epps became Deputy Commissary General, Corfu. See http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=2303]
— sp. DARLING, Montague William [Deputy Commissary General, Army]. Born 1819 St. John, New Brunswick; “In 1848, Darling was one of two Deputy Assistant Commissary Generals at Fort Garry. Later in 1848, on his way back to England, Darling married Margaret Sinclair at Norway House, Manitoba. … On 26 Dec 1840, he had been admitted to the staff of Commissariat Department for the British Army for St. Lucia. By 1842 he was serving in Van Dieman’s Land, modern day Tasmania. It is likely that Darling was kin to the rest of the Darling clan that filled the ranks of the Commissariat Department in Australia in the first half of the 19th Century” [http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=2303]; retired to France c. 1898; died 1901 in Bulogne, France (there is a headstone, see Michael Darling’s comment below).
3. DARLING, Grace E.J.M. Born c.1860 in Castries, St Lucia, West Indies.
3. DARLING, Arthur Manners Montague. Born March 1857 in Lewisham (London), Kent, England.
3. DARLING, Ralph Montague Sinclair. Born September 1859 in Lewisham (London), Kent, England; listed in the 1881 census as 22 years of age, and a soldier in the Colchester Barracks, St. Giles, Essex; died 1904 Chicago, Illinois [ref. descendant Michael Darling, comment below].
— sp. CRAWFORD, Emily Ermatinger. Died 1938. [See comment of descendants Michael Darling and Gail Darling below.]
4. DARLING, Lawrence Ermatinger. [See comment of descendant Gail Darling below.]