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Sinclair, John (c. 1510–1566), lawyer and jurist

Athol Murray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25624

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Sinclair, John (c. 1510–1566), lawyer and jurist, was the fourth son of Sir Oliver Sinclair of Roslin (d. 1513) and Isabella Livingstone, his wife. He was a younger brother of Henry Sinclair (1507/8–1565), bishop of Ross: 'Sik tua honest and cunning letterit men as thir wes will be seindill or rather never seen to come of ane hous and familie of this realme' (...

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