Sinclair, George 5th Earl of Caithness

Male 1566 - 1642  (76 years)


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  • Name Sinclair, George 
    Suffix 5th Earl of Caithness 
    Born 1566 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1642 
    Person ID I13200  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Sinclair, John Master of Caithness,   b. 1543,   d. Sep 1575  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Hepburn, Lady Jean,   b. 1540,   d. Jul 1599  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1565 
    Divorced 1575 
    Family ID F9017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gordon, Lady Jean,   d. 29 Dec 1615 
    Married 29 Jul 1585 
    Children 
     1. Sinclair, Lady Elizabeth
     2. Sinclair, William Lord Berriedale,   d. Abt 1640
     3. Sinclair, Francis
     4. Sinclair, Isabel
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F9022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Sinclair 5th Earl of Caithness succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Caithness [S. 1455] on 9 September 1582.
      On 3 April 1592 he resigned the Earldom but was regranted it with remainder to his eldest son William and the latter’s heirs male and assigns whatsoever.
      On 18 June 1606 he had charter of the various lands forming the Barony of Borriedale.
      In 1614 he suppressed the rebellion in Orkney which had resulted in the death of the 5th Earl of Orkney


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