Colin Sinclair

Captain Colin Sinclair (d.1901, aged 84).

Colin Sinclair was the youngest son of Chief Factor William Sinclair and his country wife Nahoway of York Factory.  It was the tradition to send sons to England to be educated, a tradition which grieved the native mothers who hated to be separated from their children.  Colin was spirited away and sent to England, which broke his mother’s heart.  She never saw her son again. Years later, after a successful career as a seaman and explorer, now-Captain Colin Sinclair returned to the land of his birth and lived with his cousins, the Inksters, until his death in 1901. His tomb bears an inscription honouring his mother, Margaret Nahoway Sinclair, who is buried in the plot beside him.