As you can see, the TMRCA of the Herdmanstons and Forresters is currently showing as 550 years before present.
In response to your question below ( I can’t post photos in replies on this site, so I post above your question ) Where does your grandmother live? Where was she born.? Please give us a little to go on. If that WikiTree entry is correct, and many are not, then the Kentucky mention is a major clue. Many from North Carolina or western Virginia went west through Kentucky, some settling there. I've just taken a look at The Amazing Jean Grigsby's work on the descendants of Alexander Sinkler and there's no mention of a Samuel given name. Nothing in David Dobson's books. However, I find one in Leonard A. Morrison's book "Sinclair Family" published in 1896. He researched the lines of the Sinclairs of Exeter, New Hampshire. I expected nothing, but I do find the information in the photo attached. Study this photo from the book.
Answers to your questions below -
My understanding of the new edition of the Enigmatic Sinclairs is that it cleans up some formatting issues the 1st edition had. The Amazon page for the new edition says, “This is the revised version including new information in introductory pages and improvements and amendments throughout the text.” Doesn’t sound like the core of the book has new research in it, but ask Stan St Clair who’s on this list. I’m going to buy it in hardcover if available. It’s that important.
Your Craig St. Clair shares the mutation S5246 with the Earldom Lineage. S5246 is a mutation that shows in both our Caithness & Orkney lines. It mutated in the 1300s, likely the later half, roughly the time that the Narrative of the Rosslyn family says they arrived in northern Scotland.
Craig’s terminal SNP is R-FGC15254. That SNP is not yet in Ytree so I can’t pull an estimated age for it.
He’s tested negative for two SNPs below that one, FGC35613 and FGC15256, which you’ll see in the "Caithness Broynach?” branch and the "Orkney & Shetland Cluster.”
So the place to do your research is those people in the image highlighted in yellow, showing FGC15254.
I’ll email you Lewis Sinclair’s contact information if I have it.
Also, I recommend joining the Orkney study - https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/orkney/about/results
Stay in ours, of course, but see what they can tell you.
LOUISIANA ST. CLAIR'S / SINCLAIR'S. I have been doing research on a group of St. Clair's/Sinclair's who emigrated to Louisiana and East Texas. We have made some progress on this line but have yet to find DNA matches to confirm their origin. If you have family ties to Caddo, Desoto, Natchitoches or Rapides Parish LA or Shelby and Panola County, TX. I'd love to see if we can make connections. Pictured is one of the many St. Clair / Sinclair cemeteries in this area of Louisiana. We have a huge presence in many of the original Louisiana and East Texas settlements as well as in the Free Masons of the Scottish Rite lodges in both Texas and Louisiana. And for those of you who are gamers... try out XBox's Mafia, the Sinclair surname of Louisiana is featured in it. "Sinclair Parish the safest community in Louisiana" LOL.
Daniel, I've added you to section "Group 12 - descendants of Alexander Sinkler" you can compare to the others in the group. I'm kit # 29753. Will run some basic distance tests on you to see how far back we all connect with you and which of our lineage you're closest to. Results page here - https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Sinclair?iframe=yresults
July 9, 1576 - Thomas West, the future baron De La Warr, is born at Wherwell, Hampshire. He is the son of Thomas West, eleventh baron De La Warr, and his wife, Anne Knollys.
March 9, 1592 - Thomas West matriculates at Queen's College, Oxford. He will leave the university without a degree.
1595 - Thomas West travels to Italy with a son of Sir Thomas Shirley of Wiston, West's godfather.
November 25, 1596 - Thomas West marries Cecilia Shirley, the youngest daughter of his godfather, Sir Thomas Shirley, at Saint-Dunstan-in-the-West, a church in London.
October 1597–February 1598 - Thomas West serves in the House of Commons representing Lymington.
1598 - Thomas West possibly serves with English forces fighting the Spanish in the Netherlands.
June 30, 1599 - Thomas West distinguishes himself at battle near Arklow, County Wicklow, during a campaign against Irish rebels, which is led by his first cousin, Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex.
July 12, 1599 - Thomas West is knighted while in Ireland fighting in a campaign against Irish rebels, which is led by his first cousin, Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex.
February 1601 - Implicated in an uprising against Queen Elizabeth led by his first cousin, Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex, Thomas West is briefly confined at the Wood Street Counter, a debtors' prison in London.
February 19, 1601 - Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex, imprisoned for leading an uprising against Queen Elizabeth, apologizes to Thomas West's father, Essex's uncle, for causing his cousin to be arrested. West "was unacquainted with the whole matter," Essex says.
March 24, 1602 - After his father's death, Thomas West inherits the barony De La Warr, becoming third, or the twelfth, baron De La Warr. The number depends on a willingness to recognize the barony's second creation, in 1572. West also becomes a member of Queen Elizabeth's Privy Council
October 3, 1603 - Henry West is born to Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, and Cecilia Shirley West.
August 30, 1605 - Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, is created an MA of Oxford University.
1609 - Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, joins the Virginia Company of London and serves on its council.
May 23, 1609 - The Crown approves a second royal charter for the Virginia Company of London. It replaces the royal council with private corporate control, extends the colony's boundaries to the Pacific Ocean, and installs a governor, Sir Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, to run operations in Virginia.
February 28, 1610 - Assuming that Sir Thomas Gates is dead, the Virginia Company of London commissions Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, governor and captain-general for life. He departs for America a few weeks later.
March 1610 - Having returned to England from Virginia the previous autumn, Samuel Argall sets sail for the colony again, this time transporting Thomas West, baron De La Warr, the new governor.
April 1, 1610 - Lawrence Bohun sails for Virginia as personal physician to the new governor, Thomas West, baron De La Warr.
June–July 1610 - Within a month of arriving at Jamestown, Lawrence Bohun treats the fever of Governor Thomas West, baron De La Warr, with bloodletting, which De La Warr believes saves his life.
June 8, 1610 - Sailing up the James River toward the Chesapeake Bay and then Newfoundland, Jamestown colonists encounter a ship bearing the new governor, Thomas West, baron De La Warr, and a year's worth of supplies. The colonists return to Jamestown that evening.
June 10, 1610 - The Virginia colony's new governor, Sir Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, arrives at Jamestown and hears a sermon delivered by Reverend Richard Bucke.
June 12, 1610 - In Jamestown, Governor Thomas West, baron De La Warr, confirms Gates's orders and issues additional orders of his own. The orders will be published in 1612 as For the Colony in Virginea Britannia. Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall, &c.
November 1610 - Governor Sir Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, sends an expedition west toward the falls of the James River. After an initial defeat at the hands of the Appamattuck's weroansqua, Opossunoquonuske, the colonists destroy the Appamattuck village.
March 28, 1611 - Governor Thomas West, baron De La Warr, ill with malaria or scurvy, leaves Virginia on a ship piloted by Samuel Argall and bound for Nevis in the West Indies.
June 25, 1611 - Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, addresses a letter to his superiors at the Virginia Company of London. He had left Virginia with plans to recuperate from illness in Bermuda, but a storm forced him west, eventually all the way to England.
Autumn 1616 - Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, and his wife, Cecilia Shirley West, introduce John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas, into English society. The visitors from Virginia are in London to raise funds for the Virginia Company of London.
March 16, 1618 - John Chamberlain of London reports in a letter that Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, governor and captain-general for life of Virginia, has again sailed for the colony.
July 7, 1618 - Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, governor and captain-general for life of Virginia, dies aboard the ship Neptune on a return voyage to the colony. It is possible that his body is buried at Jamestown.
October 14, 1618 - By this date, news has reached England of the death of Governor Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr. His son Henry inherits the barony De La Warr.
1619–1623 - Cecilia Shirley West, the widow of Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr, disposes of her husband's sixty-five shares of land, including his investment in West and Shirley Plantation.
September 20, 1619 - The Virginia Company of London grants a thirty-one-year pension of £500 per year to Cecilia Shirley West, the widow of Thomas West, twelfth baron De La Warr Thomas West
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Steve FYI and the Sarah Magruder family ties.
This is the one I'm looking for. Born in Canada, immigrated to North Dakota for a few years, then came back.
This is my paternal Grandfather, also Archie in the same cemetery in Arcola. I'm sure he was born in the US as that is the info on the 1921 Canadian Census.
I was born a Sinclair in Saskatchewan. Because of family breakup my knowledge of the family is limited but I was told our line came through the US. I am posting the headstone of my earliest known ancestor. Not very far back I'm afraid and I don't know his place of birth.
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Last week I was in Scotland doing a bit of research. Got a wonderful tour of Corstorphine Old Parish Church in the western part of Edinburgh. It was built by the Forrester family. Our Herdmanston Lineage has a Big-Y-proven connection to this family in the 1400s. See the armorial bearings in this effigy of Sir John Forrester. More photos and research coming about this connection.
Another effigy here, this one likely of Adam Forrester, the builder of what was Corstorphine Castle nearby (nothing left of it now). I find the quartering interesting. I say “likely of Adam” because there has been a lot of work on the church over the years and the effigies might have been moved from one side to the other. Read more on this here - http://www.corstorphineoldparish.org.uk/a-short-history