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TITLE
Colonel Sir John Sinclair
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PPD69
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Caithness Horizons
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872
KEYWORDS
landowners
politicians
agricultural improvers
regiments
military uniforms
Colonel Sir John Sinclair

This print shows Sir John Sinclair standing in the uniform of the Caithness Fencibles. At the bottom of the painting there is the signature of the artist "H. MacBeath-Raeburn".

Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1835) was a landowner, politician, early improver, agriculturist, statistician and ambassador for his country. Born in Thurso Castle into a branch of the Sinclair Earls of Caithness, he went on to study at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oxford before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was returned as MP for Caithness in 1780 and sat in the House of Commons almost continually until 1811.

Sir John was the first president of the Board of Agriculture and founded a society for the improvement of British wool. In 1805 he was appointed commissioner for the construction of roads and bridges in the north of Scotland. He also supervised the compilation of the first Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-1799).


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Colonel Sir John Sinclair

landowners; politicians; agricultural improvers; regiments; military uniforms

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

This print shows Sir John Sinclair standing in the uniform of the Caithness Fencibles. At the bottom of the painting there is the signature of the artist "H. MacBeath-Raeburn".<br /> <br /> Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1835) was a landowner, politician, early improver, agriculturist, statistician and ambassador for his country. Born in Thurso Castle into a branch of the Sinclair Earls of Caithness, he went on to study at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oxford before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was returned as MP for Caithness in 1780 and sat in the House of Commons almost continually until 1811. <br /> <br /> Sir John was the first president of the Board of Agriculture and founded a society for the improvement of British wool. In 1805 he was appointed commissioner for the construction of roads and bridges in the north of Scotland. He also supervised the compilation of the first Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-1799). <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />