Archivist in Scottish Record Office.
Assistant keeper of the records of Scotland. (Scottish Record
Office, now National Archives of Scotland.)
Gay rights campaigner.
Author of -
Tracing your Scottish Ancestors.
Tracing Scottish Local History.
Jock Tamson's Bairns.
Cecil Sinclair was the only son of
Helen Mary (May) Hutchinson, of Braemar, who was a great friend of our
youth (Eleanor's and mine) My records show that we spent seven successive
years' summer holidays in Braemar, from about 1926 onwards, all in the
company of the Hutchinson family. (This is how they spelt their name).
May, several years older than us, and responsible for running the family
Butchers' shop, was our guide and mentor.
You met May's mother, "old" Mrs
Hutchinson, in 1958, when we visited Braemar en famille. She was
then a very old lady, and died shortly afterwards. We lifted you up so
that she and you could have a wee chat while she held court in bed.
May married Herbert Sinclair, the Banker of
Braemar. (Union Bank). They moved on to Dunblane, where Cecil went to
school, then to Edinburgh where he attended University.
TMH to GH. November 2004.