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ROBERT SINCLAIR OF GEISE

The estate of Geise is in the parish of Thurso.
In 2002 it was owned by A Miller & Sons

ROBERT SINCLAIR OF GEISE, Advocate, was fourth son of James Sinclair of Lybster, and brother of William Sinclair of Hoy and Scotscalder. He married Catharine Ross, daughter of William Ross of Kindeace, and widow of George McKay of Bighouse, and had a son and four daughters: -

  1. Katharine, who married John Sinclair of Assery
  2. Jean, who married James Sinclair of Holbornhead and Forss.
  3. Barbara, who married Dr. William Sinclair, Physician in Thurso.
  4. Mary, who married Patrick Doull of Oldfield, merchant in Thurso. Their only child, who was alive in 1780, was Alexander, then in the East Indies, who died unmarried. He was an officer in the navy or marines, and his ship and crew were blown up
Robert Sinclair died in 1742, and his wife about 1757. She retained the name of "Lady Bighouse", and resided latterly in Trantlemore, in Sutherlandshire, where she died.

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