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James Sinton (bef. 1730 - abt. 1802)

James Sinton
Born before in Abbotrule, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1752 in Par. of Abbotrule, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married 25 May 1762 in Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about after about age 72 in Clesleepeel, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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James Sinton

Buried 27 JUN 1802 Southdean, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland


James on Lorna's web pages
FamilySearch ID: L6BY-23F

Research notes

James' parents

Many trees claim this James belongs to John Sinton (abt.1705-aft.1750) and Margaret (Learmont) Sinton (1706-aft.1750) of Ashkirk.
This John married Margaret in Dec 1735, immediately producing a Kathrine baptized the next month, and an Alexander the next year. The first gap in the known children is between 1740 and 1746, too late for this James
James father of Peter (estimated to be born about 1750/1752) and the James father of Thomas (born 1755) even if they are indeed the same James is unlikely to be born after 1730, assuming he was at least 20 before marrying.
There is a potential James Sintoune baptised in the Yarrow parish registers to a James Sintoune at Deloran (possibly modern day Deloraine in Kirkhope parish) that may be of interest,[1] where West Deloraine Farm in Kirkhope parish features as a place some descendants are found in the the 19th century - bit of a stretch as "proof", but interesting nonetheless. Henderson-2297

Was James carrier at Abbotrule one and the same as James at Bairnkine?

Abbotrule baptisms exist for Thomas (1755), Margaret (1758) and James (1760) and Peter is assumed to fit in this family given he is estimated to have been born 1750/1752
Peter is the only one with subsequent records found to date.
The family of James married to Janet Oliver does not overlap by date, as the marriage is 1762. It does however contain both a Margaret (1765) and a James (1772), which if they are the same family, imply the first two of these names had died young.
BigY DNA matches from descendants from both Peter and the younger James show them as the same terminal SNP, haplogroup R-BY103089
Peter from the first family is described on certificates as "cattle dealer Burnkin", the place associated with the second [2]


We have BigY DNA results from three people believed to descend from James, they all share R-BY103089 (P312>R-DF27>R-ZZ12_1>R-BY70330>R-BY103089) where yFull currently estimates the time to MRCA at about 1750.
One a descendant of Peter, two others descendants of James, via respectively his sons James and Andrew.
For ongoing updates see yFull (for time estimates) and the FTDNA public haplogroup tree, also DNASurnames Haplogroup tree .


  1. Bap. 14 Apr 1731 James son of Jas SINTOUNE, Deloran, Witnessed by Jas & Willm SCOTT (Old Parish Registers Births 779/ 10 58 Yarrow) Page 58 of 456
    ScotlandsPlaces ordnance name book, Kirkhope parish 1858 show the tenant of Wester Deloraine as Jas Scott
  2. Bur. 23 Oct 1811 Peter SINTON, cattle dealer, Burnkin, bur. Abbotrule, from Southdean & Abbotrule OPR, image available ScotlandsPeople
  • WikiTree profile Sinton-13 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

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