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  • ID: I21441
  • Name: William "The Waster" 2nd Lord SINCLAIR 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1436 in Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Death: AFT 14 JUL 1487 2
  • Note:
    William Sinclair, "The Waster", 2nd Lord Sinclair, died shortly after 14 July 1487 (although the eldest son, he was set aside by his father from succession to the Earldom of Caithness afer a jury of nobles found him "incompis mentis et fatuus"); married (dispensation 29 April 1458) Christian, died before 16 Mar 1500/1, daughter of George Leslie, 1st Earl of Rothes. [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: The father had two sons William, one by each of his two wifes. The eldest William became 2nd Lord; the youngest became 2nd Earl of Caithness.

    William Sinclair, 2nd Lord Sinclair, tried to get his virtual disinheritance by his father reversed, ultimately surrendering to his half-brother Sir Oliver the territorial Barony of Rosslyn but getting in exchange Ravenscraig Castle, lands in Dysart and other territory; married c 29 April 1458 Christian, daughter of 1st Earl of Rothes, with whom he got a charter of lands of Newburgh 1459, and died 1487, having been ajudged 1482 incapable of managing his own affairs for 16 years past. [Burke's Peerage]

    Father: William SINCLAIR , 3rd Earl Orkney, 1st Caithness b: ABT 1408 in Rosslyn Castle, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
    Mother: Elizabeth DOUGLAS b: ABT 1408 in Douglas Castle, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Christian LESLIE b: ABT 1439 in Rothes, Banffshire, Scotland
    • Married: 29 APR 1458 in Dispensation date 2
    1. Has No Children Henry 3rd Lord SINCLAIR b: ABT 1459 in Caithnessshire, Scotland

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2624, 469
    2. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 41h-12, 165-11
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