the period covered in these family trees from 1801 to 1921 the island of Ireland
was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with Ireland being governed directly from Westminster through its Dublin Castle administration.
On 3 May 1921 the island was partitioned
into Southern Ireland (26 counties) and Northern
Ireland (6 counties).
On 6 December 1922 Southern Ireland became a parliamentary democracy known as the Irish Free State.
On 29 December 1937 the name was changed to Eire, gaelic for Ireland.
In 1949 Eire left the British Commonwealth and became the Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland is part of the current United Kingdom.
The flags prior to 1922 were and The flags since partition are and
When showing place details for births, deaths and marriages, places like
Tandragee, Co. Armagh will be suffixed with Ireland prior to 1922 and
with Northern Ireland thereafter.
Burial places are shown as in the country
at the time the database was created.
Where only a date of death and age at death are known, for example from
the headstone in a graveyard, the year of birth is shown as either of
two years. If the last birthday occurred in the year of death, then the
later year would be correct. If the last birthday occurred in the year
prior to the year of death, then the earlier year would be correct.
Where a female maiden surname is unknown, I have shown her married surname,
in brackets, to aid in research e.g. Ann Unknown (Sinton).
While I have made every effort to make the information accurate, please
contact me if you notice something wrong.
If you can fill in any missing details I will be delighted to hear from
The trigger for this project came from a chart compiled by Gladys Richmond
(née Sinton) in 1994 which has references to the following:
'Surnames of Scotland' by George F Black, 'Swintons of Swinton' by John
Maynard Sinton, 'The Sinton Family' by Walter Lyon Sinton with additions
1950 by Joy H Jones.
My grateful thanks to Ann Heacock Sinton, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
USA who recently supplied me with a copy of 'The Sinton Family'.
I have not yet been able to acquire a copy of 'Swintons of Swinton', so
if anyone out there knows where it can be obtained, then please let me
This is an ongoing project and the branches going back to 1622 will hopefully
be added to the site in the near future.
The abbreviation 'Co.' is used throughout the trees to denote a county,
as in Co. Armagh.
If you are planning a trip to this area to visit the sites of your Sinton
ancestors, then e-mail me and if I can, I will help co-ordinate your activities.
A big THANK YOU to all my relatives who have contributed to the complitation
of these trees.