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Posted by: Mary Sinclair (ID *****9426) Date: November 21, 2003 at 11:52:35
In Reply to: Re: hillhouses of scotland 1800s by Jane Hillhouse of 540

Hello Jane and thank you for your reply. This is the line as I have it listed Thanks to other family members. If you have information to add to this or anyone in this gen. report, I would be extremely grateful. Thank you for the information you have already posted. (I was looking for documents or some type of photographic proof to back up the records I have). I know that I will probably not make it to Scotland anytime soon! Ha ha. But I appreciate your efforts and help. It is wonderful people like yourself that make this hobby so enjoyable and exciting. Thanks again...
Sincerely, Mary Sinclair

Ancestors of Mary Hillhouse Sinclair

Generation No. 1

       1. Mary Hillhouse, born February 23, 1901 in Annbank, Scotland; died March 13, 1979 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the daughter of 2. William Hillhouse and 3. Agnes Wilson. She married (1) Charles Sinclair July 08, 1921 in Ayr, Scotland. He was born August 29, 1896 in Scotland-Burnbank, Hamilton- Saline parish Scotland, and died August 18, 1969 in Scotland while visiting. Had been there since April. He was the son of Charles Sinclair and Elizabeth Jardine.

More About Mary Hillhouse:
Birth order: Mary is the youngest of 9 children
Burial: March 15, 1979, Lake Park cemetery
Cause of Death: Heart Ailment
Fraternal Organizations: 50 year member of the Flora MacDonald Auxiliary 58 Order of Scottish Clans
Funeral Home: Thompson Funeral Home
Immigration: March 09, 1926, Port was New York, NY on the vessel SS Cameronia
Lot #: March 15, 1979, Sect. M 36b Graves #3 #19157
Naturalization: June 06, 1938, Mahoning County, Youngstown, OH
Religion: Foster Memorial United Presbyterian Church

Notes for Charles Sinclair:

Obituary reads as follows:
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am. Wednesday at the Thompson Funeral Home for Charles Sinclair 72 of 5032 Firnley Ave. Boardman, Who died of a heart attack last Wednesday while visiting his hometown in Scotland, where he had been since April. Mr. Sinclair was born Aug. 29, 1896, in Burbank Scotland. A son of Charles and Elizabeth Jardine Sinclair and came here in 1923. He retired in 1961 as a carpenter with the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Where he had been employed since 1973. He was a member of Foster memorial United Presbyterian Church, Clan MacDonald 39 Order of Scottish Clans, British War Veteran of America, Carpenters Local 171, St. James Masonic Lodge No. 125 of Newton Ayr in Scotland, Youngstown Chapter No 93, R.A.M. and Aut Mori Grotto. He served in the British Army from 1914 to 1918.

Besides his wife, the former Mary Hillhouse, he leaves two sons, Charles of Raleigh, NC and John D. of Youngstown, a Vindicator Printer, a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Jardine Sinclair Ford; two brothers, John J. Sinclair and William J. Sinclair and a sister Mrs. Margaret Sinclair Mc Cardle all in Scotland. Seven Grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call from 7-9 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home where Clan MacDonald will conduct memorial services at 9:00 P.M. Tuesday the family requests material contributions take the form of Contributions to the Local Heart Fund.


Charles Sinclair resided at 41 Green St., Glenburn Scotland. He was educated at Newton Academy and served his apprenticeship as a joiner at Ayer and Troon shipyards before leaving for America. He loved to follow both British and American football and was particularly fond of Ayr United.

Mr. Sinclair came to the United States, April 06, 1923. His point of origin was Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He boarded a ship called the Tuscania and ported at Ellis Island. [See scrapbook for more info.] He was 26 years old, married with 1 child, Elizabeth, and Mary was pregnant with their second child, (Charles). She would come to the USA later in 1926. The ship's manifest listed his home land to be Prestwick, Scotland, Britain and his nationality Scotch.

When he arrived in the US, he stayed with his cousin, Robert Jardine, in Youngstown, Ohio. He worked as a carpenter. Helped build Idora Park and Stambaugh Auditorium.

He was good friends with Mr. Thompson from Thompson's Funeral Home. They often golfed together and John Douglas (his youngest son) was their caddy.

He died August 18, 1969 while visiting his hometown of Glenburn, Scotland. There was a gathering and a write-up in a Scotland newspaper in April of 1969 regarding his visit from the states. All of his friends and neighbors were there to welcome his return. He was planning on returning to Youngstown, Ohio in September but that was not to be. He suffered a fatal heart attack at age 72. He was buried in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio.
Birth date: Aug 29, 1896
Death date: Aug 1969

More About Charles Sinclair and Mary Hillhouse:
Marriage: July 08, 1921, Ayr, Scotland

Generation No. 2

       2. William Hillhouse, born July 06, 1859 in Ayrshire St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland. He was the son of 4. William Hillhouse and 5. Margaret Downie. He married 3. Agnes Wilson September 22, 1881 in Whifletts, St. Quivox Parish.
       3. Agnes Wilson, born 1860 in Ayrshire, Ayr, Scotland. She was the daughter of 6. John Wilson and 7. Susan Lowrie.

More About William Hillhouse:
Occupation 1: Coal Miner in Tarbolton, Ayrshire
Occupation 2: At time of Marriage-- Butcher, Agriculural laborer
Registrar General 1: 1901, Scotland-Civil Parish of Tarbolton--Tarbolton School District
Registrar General 2: 1901, Parlimentary district of South Ayrshire
Registrar General 3: 1901, Villiage of Annbank

More About Agnes Wilson:
Occupation: 1881, Outdoor Worker

More About William Hillhouse and Agnes Wilson:
Marriage: September 22, 1881, Whifletts, St. Quivox Parish
Marriage bann: St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Minister: Signed James Wilson, Minister St. Quivox
Witnesses: Thomas Black, William Trousdale
Children of William Hillhouse and Agnes Wilson are:
              i.       Susan Hillhouse, born 1880 in Ayrshire St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland.
              ii.       William Hillhouse, born 1882.
              iii.       Agnes Hillhouse, born 1885 in Ayrshire St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland.
              iv.       Andrew Hillhouse, born 1887 in Tarbolton, Scotland.

More About Andrew Hillhouse:
Occupation: Coal Miner

              v.       John Wilson Hillhouse, born May 29, 1889 in Tarbolton, Scotland; married (1) Helen Morton MacArthur September 19, 1912 in Auckland Cottage, Prestwick Rd., Ayr; born 1872; died 1929 in Monkton & Prestwick, Scotland; married (2) Agnes Steel 1935 in Scotland; born 1911 in Waterhead Farm, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Notes for John Wilson Hillhouse:
John Wilson Hillhouse was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in the early 1900's. He married Agnes Steel in 1935 in Glasgow. John Hillhouse's father was a miner in Tarbolton, Ayrshire. John had five brothers who all fought and survived WWII. One sister (Mary Hillhouse Sinclair) immigrated to Youngstown, Ohio. One brother also immigrated to western USA.

East Ayrshire Family History society :

More About John Wilson Hillhouse:
Occupation: Mine Fireman

Notes for Agnes Steel:
Agnes Steel, Waterhead Farm, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was born in 1911. Her father was John Steel who married Helen Anderson. John Steel's family were covenanters who fought at Bothwell Bridge near Hamilton.

More About John Hillhouse and Agnes Steel:
Marriage: 1935, Scotland

              vi.       Francis Hillhouse, born 1892 in Tarbolton, Scotland.
              vii.       Margaret Hillhouse, born 1894 in Tarbolton, Scotland.
              viii.       James Hillhouse, born 1898 in Tarbolton, Scotland.
       1       ix.       Mary Hillhouse, born February 23, 1901 in Annbank, Scotland; died March 13, 1979 in Youngstown, Ohio; married Charles Sinclair July 08, 1921 in Ayr, Scotland.

Generation No. 3

       4. William Hillhouse, born in Tarbolton, Scotland. He married 5. Margaret Downie March 03, 1850 in St. Quivox And Newton, Ayr, Scotland.
       5. Margaret Downie

Notes for William Hillhouse:
He is registered as William Hillas in Scotland.

More About William Hillhouse:
Blessing: Resgistered as William Hillas at St. Quivox Parish
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer

More About William Hillhouse and Margaret Downie:
Marriage: March 03, 1850, St. Quivox And Newton, Ayr, Scotland
Children of William Hillhouse and Margaret Downie are:
              i.       Francis Hillhouse, born March 23, 1852 in Kilwinning, Ayr, Scotland; died October 13, 1911.

Notes for Francis Hillhouse:
Thanks to Jane Hillhouse

The only Births recorded for St Quivox are two entries for Frances Hillas born March 24th 1852 Reg/Dist: 612.1 /2 St Quivox parents William Hillas and Margaret Downie
Frame CH2V10 and Frame 502.

       2       ii.       William Hillhouse, born July 06, 1859 in Ayrshire St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland; married Agnes Wilson September 22, 1881 in Whifletts, St. Quivox Parish.

       6. John Wilson He married 7. Susan Lowrie.
       7. Susan Lowrie

More About John Wilson:
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer
Child of John Wilson and Susan Lowrie is:
       3       i.       Agnes Wilson, born 1860 in Ayrshire, Ayr, Scotland; married William Hillhouse September 22, 1881 in Whifletts, St. Quivox Parish.

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