Sinclair, Sir John (17541835)

Sinclair, Sir John, philanthropist and statistician, born at Thurso Castle, bred to the bar; succeeding to the family estate devoted himself to his duties as a landed proprietor; sat for different constituencies in Parliament; published in 1784 “History of the Revenue of the British Empire,” and in 1791-99, in 21 vols., “Statistical Account of Scotland” (17541835).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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