Henry II Sinclair, Earl of Orkney

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Henry Sinclair, 2nd Earl of Orkney (c. 1375 – 1422) was a Norwegian nobleman and Pantler of Scotland.[1]


He was son of Henry Sinclair, 1st Earl of Orkney by his wife Jean, daughter of John Halyburton of Dirleton. Sinclair was one of those captured following the Battle of Homildon Hill, but released on ransom. He had succeeded his father by 1404, and was one of those who accompanied James Duke of Rothesay on his journey to France aboard the Maryenknyght, which was captured by English pirates off Flamborough Head. He followed the prince into captivity, but was soon released.

Henry Sinclair died of influenza c. 1420.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

In about 1407 he married Egidia Douglas, daughter of Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale and maternal granddaughter of King Robert II of Scotland.

Preceded by
Henry Sinclair
Earl of Orkney
Succeeded by
William Sinclair



  1. ^ Fraser vol I, p.358
  2. ^ Balfour Paul, vol vi, p 570