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THE SINCLAIRS OF CRAYA, STROMNESS

I JAMES SINCLAIR IN CRAYA, near Stromness, and THOMAS SINCLAIR, his brother there, are witnesses, 6th October 1634.

II JOHN SINCLAIR IN CRAYA, in the town of Utter Stromness, acquired from William Spens in Quhom, son to umquhile [deceased] John Spence there, on 15th February 1645, stait and seisin of the said house and lands of Craya. Witnesses: Adam Beatton in Brekness, James Beatton in Craya, etc.

In succession to him after a long interval is

III JAMES SINCLAIR, elder of CRAYA, who compeared 16th February 1727, with Ann Beatton, his spouse, and James Sinclair, their eldest son, who got "stait" of Craya and of his mother's share of her father's estate, she being one of the heirs portioners of David Beatton of Glouck, near Stromness.

IV JAMES SINCLAIR the younger, next of CRAYA, who is noted in the Cropt Account of 1739, married Isobel Clouston, and dying without issue, was succeeded by his brother

V JOHN SINCLAIR OF CRAYA, farmer and tenant of Lidfea in Stromness, who was also married to an Isobel Clouston. His only son

VI JOHN SINCLAIR OF CRAYA, compeared 25th February 1769, holding disposition from his parents of Creiya, Manniquoys, etc., with houses, etc., with reservation of liferent to Isobel Clouston, his mother, and Isobel Clouston, his aunt.

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