~ RICHARD SINCLAIR AND SONS ~
101 NORTHGATE STREET, CANTERBURY
Ye Olde Northgate Curiosity Shoppe. Valentine Sinclair Proprietor, The White Swan, St. Johns
The framed sign hanging on the bottom wall reads "This Old Posting House Open Daily To Visitors - No Charge"
An old card/photo from my collection
Inside the White Swan
Richard SINCLAIR and Sons c. 1903, Northgate
SINCLAIR, 101 Northgate Street in 1917
Attached is a scan of what I am confidently certain are the Sinclair males. I know for certain that the gentleman in the back on the left is Valentine Sinclair and back row on the right is Richard junior. We know that Joseph William Sinclair (one of the other sons) was very sickly and died young; I am therefore confident that the gentleman seated on the front left is he. The gentleman on the front right bears a strong resemblance to a later picture we have of Maude Sinclair's husband John Llewelyn Preece. This leaves the older gentleman centre back. I think we can confidently say this is Richard John Sinclair senior. The latest this photo could be is 1897 and I'd say it was probably taken close to that date.
All the wonderful information and the family photographs of the Sinclair family were generously supplied for the site by "Lawrence P. H. Bradley, great-great grandson of Richard Sinclair, and great-grandson of Valentine Sinclair."
Richard John Sinclair was born in Dublin about 1845, son of William Sinclair (a silk tabinet weaver). Richard attested with the 10th Royal Hussars* at Dublin on the 14th September, 1865. His service was a rather undistinguished career and he never rose above the rank of corporal. He was discharged from the army at Canterbury on the 12th September, 1877, on medical grounds. His stated trade at this time was a tailor. His discharge papers indicate he intended to return to Dublin. (He didn't though!)
R. SINCLAIR & SONS CANTERBURY
Photo courtesy of the CORK family, if you have any idea of where this building is/was please
As the family would love to know
Photo by Sinclair & Son - Royal
Procession. The visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales 1897 (Lady
Above is a photograph from the Sinclair Studio. It is of Valentine James Sinclair, his wife Kate Bertha (nee Smith) and his children which include, Ladysmith (Daisy), Violet and Joseph
Sinclair painting dated and signed March 1881
It possible depicts either 3 Knott brothers (family originally from Nonnington but to be found around Thanington Without/Petham in 1881) or the White family, also Thanington in 1881. They are depicted with horses and cart. In the background is Canterbury and the view is possibly from where the University of Kent now stands.
Courtesy of a visitor to the site. If you can help with any identification of the painting/families please CONTACT ME
*Soldier - Sinclair, Canterbury - Courtesy of a frequent visitor
Painting by RICHARD SINCLAIR
Photo courtesy of Ian Watson, if you have any idea of a valuation and/or date of the painting please
As the family would love to know
Picture courtesy of Canterbury Heritage Museum, Stour street
Swain 21st Hussars - By R. Sinclair (late 10th Hussars) 10 Kingsbridge Villas, 122 Northgate Canterbury. Jan 1895
Albert George Head, by Richard Sinclair (late of 10th Hussars, 1 Kingsbridge Villas 1893) - Albert fought in the Boer War with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. He would have been about 19 when the picture was painted. The photo below shows Albert as a Mounted Policeman in Luton. Photo's courtesy of the Head family.
This lovely photgraph above by Sinclair, Canterbury - courtesy of a frequent visitor to the site
A photo of three ladies (war workers) from Sinclair's Studio, Canterbury from my collection
An interesting story of the photo above. It was put in the Extra paper (Canterbury local) March 13, 1987, as a "mystery picture", showing the three young women in uniform. Mr. Gomm wrote back saying that this was his mother in the centre. He believed it would have been taken around 1918 when she was a member of the Navy and Army Catering Brigade, which became NAAFI. Her name was Emily Bush and she married Arthur Gomm in 1922, and lived at 24 St. Martins Hill, Canterbury.
Photo by Sinclair, Canterbury in my collection
Sinclair Military Photographer, Canterbury (Est 40 yrs.)
Valentine James Sinclair was born in 1874,
and died in 1929, and Richard Frederick Sinclair was born in 1876 and
passed away in 1958.
*In 1866 the 10th (The Prince of Wales's Own) Royal Regt. of Hussars was quartered in Dublin. The Colonel of the Regiment was His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall. The Lieut. Colonel was Valentine Baker and the Major was Arthur Herbert Cass
The regiment returned from the Crimea, 2 June 1856 and embarked for India, 10 January 1873. In 1874 their depot was noted as Canterbury
Listed in 1928 in the phone book - Canterbury. 165 Sinclair, Valentine, Fine Art Dealer....Northgate Street
Mary Ann Elizabeth Care (nee Parren) wife of George Hiram Care, a Master Printer (photo taken prior to 1899 when she passed away at age 39)
photo by Richard Sinclair & Sons, the Care family were living beside the Sinclair family in 1891
Photograph courtesy of a descendant of the Sinclair Family. The photo was found in Greece.
Photo courtesy of the ELGAR family. If anyone can identify the people in the photo, please CONTACT ME
The family would love to know.
Photo courtesy of the HADDRELL family. If anyone can identify the gentleman in the photo, please CONTACT ME
The family would love to know. It is possible that its one of the family members from Goatacre in Wiltshire.
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