SINCLAIR, JOHN [SSNE 5315]

Surname
SINCLAIR, SINCHLER, SINKLER, SINCKELLER
First name
JOHN, HANS
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John Sinclair became a burgess in Bergen in 1578. On 18 September 1588, a John Sinclair, burgess of Bergen, was noted for owning 1/3 of a pinke belonging to Sander Waker of Bergen. The document records that Sinclair slept with his stepdaughter (Lisbet Jonsdatter) and had to flee, losing his wealth to the Crown. John's brother Nils died leaving children in 1604 and this reference suggests that John was still alive. This is perhaps the same John Sinclair who served as an intermediary for the Orkneyman Curt Roberts in 1602, but clearer evidence is requied.

Bergen Statsarkiv, Sollied Archive, index cards; Norske Rigsregistranter, vol.3 (1865), p.670; N. Nicolaysen (ed.), Norske Magasin, skrifter og optegnelser angaaende Norge og forfattede efter reformationen, vol. II (Christiania, 1868), section 'Den Norske So', p.119, Bergen, 18 September 1588.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGEN, NORWAY
Arrived 1578-01-11
Departed 1604-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, purpose MERCANTILE, CIVIC, TRADE