Sarah Jane Smyth, wife of Andrew Sinclair


In memory of Sarah J. Sinclair, died September 20, 1886 aged 66 years.

R. Allen Sinclair died Aug. 12, 1862 aged 6 years and 9 months.

Jane Smythe died Aug. 15, 1876 aged 78 years.

Another large stone marker, "MOTHER," stands at some distance from the tall monument, indicating that the lot is large. It may be that there are more than three or four graves belonging to this family.

There is no tombstone for Andrew Sinclair, who came from Scotland in 1835 at the age of nineteen. Sarah Jane Smyth, his wife, came from Ireland with her mother in the same year.

One Andrew Sinclair was a shoemaker, in King Street near Regent in 1865 and in George Street in 1871, according to directories. He may have been a brother of Robert Sinclair, who married Matilda Smyth.

Morning News, Saint John, NB, 28 August 1843:

Married on Friday evening last by the Rev. Samuel Robinson, Mr. Robert Sinclair, to Miss Matilda Smyth, all of this city.

In 1871, Jane Smyth, age 72, widow, was living with her daughter, Sarah Jane Sinclair, who had parted from her husband. Her six children resided with her.

New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 15 August 1876:

d. St. John, 15th inst., at residence of Mrs. Sarah J. SINCLAIR, Mrs. Jane SMYTH, 78th year. Funeral will take place in Fredericton city from steamer on arrival from St. John Thursday.

This burial lot was claimed in 1886 by S. J. Sinclair, who died that September.