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John Sinton M.B.E.
4 June 1904 in Cabra, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom [ s16 s4463 ]
28 February 1986 in Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom [ s17 ]
3 March 1986 in Ballymore Parish Church, Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom [ s17 ]
Born 27 May 1867 - Died 27 December 1950
Born 3 June 1867 - Died 1 June 1911
Born 15 May 1901 - Died 6 May 1992
 Child 1
Born 1 December 1928 - Died 23 March 2013
 Child 2
Details Withheld
 Child 3
Born 1934 - Died 8 October 2002
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NOTE: Information has been withheld on living persons and those born after 1922 for whom no death record is available.
Birth Certificate of John Sinton - 4 June 1904Birth Certificate of John Sinton - 4 June 1904
[RFSS Nov 2016]

Ireland, Civil Registration Birth Indexes
Name: John Sinton
Event Date: Jul - Sep 1904
Event Place: Banbridge, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1904
Registration District: Banbridge
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 151
Index Number: 426
[RFSS Apr 2014]

1911 Census record taken on Sunday, 2 April.
Residents of house number 3 in Cabragh (Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
1SintonWilliam43MaleHead of FamilyChurch of Ireland
2SintonMary Ann43FemaleWifeChurch of Ireland
3SintonLily19FemaleDaughterChurch of Ireland
4SintonRobert18MaleSonChurch of Ireland
5SintonFredrick16MaleSonChurch of Ireland
6SintonElla14FemaleDaughterChurch of Ireland
7SintonRichard12MaleSonChurch of Ireland
8SintonSarah10FemaleSisterChurch of Ireland
9SintonJohn6MaleSonChurch of Ireland
1BelfastFarmerRead and writeMarried2087
2Co. Armagh-Read and writeMarried2087
3Co. Armagh-Read and writeSingle---
4Co. ArmaghFarmers SonRead and writeSingle---
5Co. ArmaghFarmers SonRead and writeSingle---
6Co. ArmaghScholarRead and writeSingle---
7Co. ArmaghScholarRead and writeSingle---
8Co. ArmaghScholarRead and writeSingle---
9Co. ArmaghScholarRead and writeSingle---
[RFSS  Jan 2010]

Business premises of John Sinton Limited, TandrageeBusiness premises of John Sinton Limited, Tandragee
Founded 1927, sold 2003. Demolished for housing project 2003.
Photograph 2003 courtesy of Kelson Kilpatrick, Tandragee
[RFSS Apr 2013]

John Sinton 1904-1986Tandragee man who gave outstanding service to the community

MR. John Sinton, founder of the Tandragee building contractors firm, has died at the age of 81.

Mr. Sinton, of 29 Madden Road, Tandragee, was born in nearby Cabra in 1904, and won his first contract - for Markethill Primary School - in 1927.

Since then he had built the business into a thriving enterprise, undertaking contracts throughout the region. Some of the major projects he carried out include the first factory and school in Craigavon, St. Columha's Parish Church and the new Portadown Railway Station.

Mr. Sinton remained chairman of the company until his death, when he employed over 100 workers


Mr. Sinton was involved in dozens of organisations on a local, county and province-wide basis. In the building trade, he was a founder member of the Federation of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors.

A member of Tandragee Urban District Council until its dissolution in 1973, he was its chairman from 1962-65. He and Mr. Alwyn White donated the mayor's chain of office, which will shortly be displayed in Tandragee Junior High School.

Involved with young people throughout his life, Mr. Sinton was associated with Tandragee Boy Scouts and other youth organisations. A major in the Home Guard during the war, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army Cadets and commanded the cadets in the County Armagh and South Down area for which he received the MBE in 1969.

Mr. Sinton was also a prominent member of various branches of the Masonic Order, the Orange Order and the Black Institution. He was a member of RBP 89 and honoured with a long service medal for over 60 years service last year. He was also a Past Master and Past District Master.

He was the first chairman of the British Empire Cancer Research campaign and the area organiser for County Armagh. He provided the first car for district nurses before the founding of the health boards.

A member of Armagh Rotary Club, his business expertise was recognised when he was asked to become a founder member of Enterprise Ulster.

Although Mr Sinton worked with and helped Tandragee youth all his life, he was also concerned about the aged and was a founder member of Tandragee Comforts Fund for old people.


He was associated with both Tandragee and Mullavilly Parish Churches, and his remains were received at a short service on Sunday, followed by a funeral service on Monday at Ballymore Parish Church.

Presiding at the service were Archdeacon Fred Gowing and Canon Robert Wilkinson, and interment was at the adjoining Ballymore churchyard.

Mr. Sinton is survived by his wife Marion, son Maynard, daughters Mrs. Winifred Gillespie, and Mrs. Laura Mehaffy, and four grandsons.

Transcript of an article published in the Portadown Times, Friday 7 March 1986.
[RFSS 2003]

Tandragee company receives top training accolade Tandragee building company John Sinton Limited has become the latest recipient of an Investors in People (IiP) award.

The new Accident and Emergency department of the Craigavon Area Hospital was the venue for the award ceremony, which was attended by representatives from the Hospital Trust, Construction Employers Federation, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as well as many architects and surveyors.

The £0.75m extension was completed in eight months following close co-operation between John Sinton Ltd and the hospital, which ensured minimal disruption to the ongoing operations of the existing A&E unit.

Roger Gillespie, MD of John Sinton Ltd, commented: "We are very proud to receive this award. Joining the top 25% of UK companies who hold this particular award gives us great pleasure and the directors firmly believe that investing in the right people contributes greatly to the success of a company.

CITB Regional Manager, Brian Walker, congratulated the company on the achievement, and added: "This standard is a respected badge of quality that will be appreciated by both staff and potential staff, customers and investors. John Sinton have clearly demonstrated that in today's increasingly competitive construction industry, investing in your workforce through training is essential to business success.

Transcript of an article published in the Portadown Times, Friday 7 June 2002.
[RFSS Sep 2008]

Headstone of John Sinton 1904-1986Headstone of John Sinton 1904 - 1986
St. Mark's Parish Church, Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
Photograph © 2007 Sinton Family Trees
[RFSS Oct 2012]
[ s16 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 1-16 Ref 44g - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 [Feb 2003]
[ s4463 ] Birth Certificate - Birth of John Sinton to William and Mary Ann Sinton on 4 June 1904 in Cabra, Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom - Registration District: Banbridge, Volume Number: 1, Page Number: 151, Index Number: 426 - BC1904-04-05-JS
[ s17 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone, St. Mark's Parish Church (Ballymore), Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. - H1986-28-02-JS
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