John Sutherland, 13th of Forse

John Sutherland, 13th of Forse (son of George Sutherland, 12th of Forse)

John Sutherland of Forse married Æmilia, daughter of John Sinclair of Ulbster.[Crown charter, 1740] She survived him, and died in 1789. John Sutherland is described by a contemporary as having been a gentleman of very universal knowledge, who employed himself much in reading and epistolary correspondence, drank a moderate glass of wine with his friends, and seldom exceeded the bounds of discretion in drinking. He was of a sedate rather than a jocular turn of mind. He had two sons and four daughters:--
1. George, his successor.
2. John Campbell, afterwards of Forse.
1. Harriet, who married Colonel Sutherland of the Scotch Brigade, Dutch Service, and died without issue.
2. Elizabeth, who married George Sinclair, W.S., second son of James Sinclair of Durran, and had a son, Lieutenant-Colonel John Sutherland Sinclair, Royal Artillery, who had issue.
3. Mary, who married Captain William Maclean of the 40th Regiment, and had three sons and four daughters. One of the daughters, Jane, married Captain John Henderson of Aimster and Castlegreen, and had issue one son, Major-General William Henderson of the Royal Artillery, who is unmarried, and four daughters, who all died unmarried.
4. Katharine, who married Professor Williamson of Glasgow University, and had issue.

Sources: Henderson, J. (1884) Caithness Family History. Edinburgh: David Douglas.

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