Cuthbert “Cubby” Sinclair.

(1836-1900)
Cuthbert Sinclair was born on 21 September 21, 1836, the Metis son o !homas
Sinclair (b" c" 1809, Metis) an# $annah Cummin%s (b" 1812, Metis)"
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$annah Cummin%s
was the #au%hter o ormer &orth 'est Compan( cler) Cuthbert Cummin%s an# Su*ette
Mc+ee or Mac)ie (Metis)"
Cuthbert entere# $,C ser-ice in 186./
• 186.-60 1ost Master, 23or# $ouse
• 1860-66 1ost Master, 4slan# 5a)e
• 1866-66 Cler), 23or# $ouse
• 1866-68 1ost Master, 23or# $ouse
• 1868-69 Cler), &orwa( $ouse
• 1869-60 Cler), Cross 5a)e
• 1860-6. Cler), &orwa( $ouse
• 186.-68 Cler) in char%e o #istrict, 23or# $ouse
• 1868-86 7unior Chie !ra#er in char%e o #istrict, 23or# $ouse
• 1886-90 Chie !ra#er, 23or# $ouse
• 1890-96 Chie !ra#er, ,ersimis
• 1896-00 Chie !ra#er, St" Maurice

Cuthbert8s ather, !homas Sinclair, was a Ma%istrate an# Councillor o 9ssiniboia"
$e was a boat bri%a#e captain who wor)e# as an in#epen#ent rei%hter an# tra#er out o
St" 9n#rews an# he also operate# a win#mill near the rapi#s on the :e# :i-er in St"
9n#rews parish" $e #ie# on March 23, 1860 ater a lon% illness, an# the 5e%islati-e
9ssembl( o 9ssiniboia ma#e a motion o con#olences to the amil( on March 26, 1860
an# note# that his son, !homas Sinclair 7r" was to continue with the oices hel# b( his
ather" $is wie $annah Cummin%s #ie# 2ctober 23, 18.6" $e then marrie# Caroline
1ru#en on 9pril 3, 1800 at St" 7ohn8s" $e ha# se-en chil#ren with $annah an# si3 more
chil#ren with Caroline 1ru#en"
Cuthbert8s brother !homas Sinclair 7r" (18.1-1888) was a member o the 5e%islati-e
9ssembl( o 9ssiniboia ater bein% appointe# to ser-e his athers term ater !homas Sr"
#ie# on March 26, 1860"
Cuthbert Sinclair marrie# Mar( 7ane Mowat (1829-1910) the Metis #au%hter o 9n#rew
Mowat an# 4sabella Mc#onal# (Metis) in 1866 at &orwa( $ouse" !heir chil#ren were/
• !homas 9n#rew, 1868-19.0, born at 23or# $ouse"
• 5illian, 1869-1910, born at 23or# $ouse
• Cuthbert ;,ertie<, 1881-1919 born, at 23or# $ouse
• 7ames Si#ne(, 1883-19.0, born at 23or# $ouse
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!homas was the Metis son o 'illiam Sinclair (2r)ne(man) an# &ahowa(=Mar%aret $ol#en=$al#ane (or,
b( some accounts, &orton, Metis)
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• 'illiam 1erci-al, 1880 born at 23or# $ouse
• >#war# Stanle(, 1886 born at 23or# $ouse
• Colin, 1888 born at 23or# $ouse
• Mar( 4sabelle, 1890 born at 23or# $ouse
• ?lorence 7ane, 1893-9. born at 23or# $ouse
• Mar%aret 9llen, 1890-1938 born at 23or# $ouse
• 5awrence Charles, 1896-1916 born at 23or# $ouse
• Clior# Maurice, 1899-199. born at 23or# $ouse
Cuthbert8s %ran#ather 'illiam Sinclair, was promote# in 1868 to the position o a
Master !ra#er, an# 7oseph Colen chie tra#er $,C, instructe# him to buil# the post that
became 23or# $ouse, locate# alon% the $a(es :i-er tra#e route, mi#wa( between
&orwa( $ouse an# @or) ?actor(" !hen, in September 1868 Colen was replace# as Chie
!ra#er at @or) b( 7ohn ,allen#ine" 'illiam remaine# at 23or# $ouse or the ne3t 1.
(ears #urin% which he became the Chie !ra#er in char%e o the @or) 4nlan# Aistrict"
'illiam #ie# at @or) actor( 1818
?amil( Scrip :ecor#s/
Scrip ai#a-it or Mowat, 9n#rewB concernin% the claims o his chil#ren/ Mar( 7ane
Mowat, born/ 23 7ul( 1808B 7ames Mowat, born/ 29 Ma( 1861"
Sinclair, Mar( 7aneB or her minor son, 7ames S(#ne( SinclairB a##ress/ 'innipe%B born/
Ma(, 1883 at Oxford HouseB ather/ Cuthbert Sinclair ('hiteman)B mother/ Mar( 7ane
Mowat (MCtis)B ile re" 108803.B claim no" 1.02"
Sinclair, Mar( 7aneB or her minor son, 7ames S(#ne( SinclairB a##ress/ 'innipe%B born/
Ma(, 1883 at Oxford HouseB ather/ Cuthbert Sinclair ('hiteman)B mother/ Mar( 7ane
Mowat (MCtis)B ile re" 108803.B claim no" 1.02"
Sinclair, !homas 9n#rewB a##ress/ 'innipe%B born/ 2. 9pril, 1868 at Oxford HouseB
ather/ Cuthbert Sinclair ('hiteman)B mother/ Mar( 7ane Mowat (MCtis)B ile re"
108803.B claim no" 1.60"
Sinclair, 5ilianB a##ress/ 'innipe%B born/ 1 &o-ember, 1869 at Oxford HouseB ather/
Cuthbert Sinclair ('hiteman)B mother/ Mar( 7ane Mowat (MCtis)B ile re" 108803.B
claim no" 1.61"
Sinclair, CuthbertB a##ress/ 'innipe%B born/ 23 9u%ust, 1881 at Oxford HouseB ather/
Cuthbert Sinclair ('hiteman)B mother/ Mar( 7ane Mowat (MCtis)B ile re" 108803.B
claim no" 1.69"
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>#ite# an# Compile# b( 5awrence ,ar)well
Coor#inator o Metis $erita%e an# $istor( :esearch
5ouis :iel 4nstitute
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