Sinclair DNA

The Sinclair DNA Study is testing DNA of our world-wide St. Clair, Sinclair, Sinceler, (etc) family and helping people get through brick walls in their…
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an island in the middle of water surrounded by land and rocks at sunset or dawn
Fidra Island, just a mile off the coast of Dirleton Castle. In medieval records, it was called Elbottle. Those records show that the de Vaux family gave Fidra to the monks of Dryburgh Abbey, which was founded by the de Moreville family. That gift was witnessed by Henry St Clair of Herdmanston Castle, about 20 miles south of Dirleton. Beautiful video here -
a castle sitting on top of a lush green hillside next to a lake in front of a mountain
Beautiful Argyle, Scotland. Our Sinclair DNA study now has a new and very distinct lineage, discovered by Craig Sinclair, Co-Admin of the Sinclair DNA Study.
an old stone building with lots of rocks on the wall and grass in front of it
Thetford Priory in County Norfolk. Roger Bigod in 1103 as a Cluniac monastic house. Among the benefactors to Thetford - Warenne, Malet, Vaux, Albini, Savigni, and Longespee.
an old building with a statue in front of it
St. Martin des Champs, Paris - Several very interesting families involved in benefaction here: Stephen of Aumale, son of Odo count of Champagne Robert de Vaux Robert Arundel William de Brus Baldwin de Redvers Stephen de Mandeville
a gargoyle on the side of a building with a blue sky in the background
Sinclair Templars, St. Clair, P310 DNA SNP, Herdmanston, Knights Templar
Troyes Cathedral, Troyes France. Where the Knights Templar were founded.
an aerial view of a city with lots of buildings
The first Cluniac Priory in Britain
An illustration of the de Warenne lands at Lewes, East Sussex. In the foreground is the Priory of St. Pancras, the first Cluniac house in England. The layout of the town, and even the architecture of the priory, are very similar to that of Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk, built by William II de Warenne, son of the founder of St. Pancras.
the interior of an old church with intricately painted walls and ceilings, along with stone pillars
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Convento de Cristo, in Tomar,Portugal. I've been here. It's amazing.
an old building with a statue in front of it
Knights Templar - Wikipedia
Temple Church, London - The St Clair family of Herdmanston, the original line of our family in Scotland, received lands from Geoffrey de Mandeville who supported the Templars. He was made a Knight Templar on his deathbed and eventually buried on the grounds of Temple Church, London.
an old stone building with two arched doorways in the middle of it's grass area
Savigny Abbey - Wikipedia
Savigny Abbey Haimo de St Clair and his brother William gave the land of Richard de Vilers to Savigny Abbey, with the assent of Stephen count of Mortain. Mathieu has recently suggested that his sister was Basilia, wife of Eudes de Dammartin.
a wooden dog head with a blue ribbon around it's neck
Mark Sinclair Staveley's story of the Scotch Corners "Scottie Dogs."
an old drawing of a cathedral
The ruins of Montebourg Abbey in Normandy where Richard de Redvers was buried in 1107. The Redvers gave land to the de Morevilles. The Morevilles gave land to the St. Clairs of Herdmanston, the first of our family in Scotland. More on the St. Clairs of Herdmanston here -
the coat of arms and crown are on display
The arms of Sir John de Mohun, 2nd Baron Mohun. The engrailed cross.
the cover of the book, the blood ears of norfolk in the nineteenth century
This is one of my latest books. A great resource on an important (and related) family in medieval England.
an ancient statue is laying on the floor
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William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke " The greatest knight" he served under 2 kings and was a regent to a third it would be so interesting to hear his tales of medieval England
an old stone building with a clock on it's face
Vestige of medieval England in South Bank London