Donald Sinclair (Ontario politician)

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Donald Sinclair
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by John Gillies
Constituency Bruce North
Personal details
Born (1829-07-15)July 15, 1829
Islay, Scotland
Died November 19, 1900(1900-11-19) (aged 71)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Isabella Adair (m. 1871)
Occupation Businessman

Donald Sinclair (July 1829 – November 19, 1900) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Bruce North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1883.[1]

He was born on the Isle of Islay, Scotland and came to Peel County in Canada West in 1851, later settling in Bruce County.[2] Sinclair taught school for several years in Bruce County and near Toronto. He was elected deputy reeve for Arran township in 1863. He moved to Paisley in 1869 and opened a general store there.[1]

In 1871, Sinclair married Isabella Adair.[1]

In 1883, he was named registrar of deeds for Bruce County.[1]

He died in Toronto, where he had gone to seek medical advice.[1]


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