Husband: Alexander Sitlington
Born: Sixteenth century, in Scotland
Died: Seventeenth century, in Northern Ireland

Wife: Charlotte (Halden) Sitlington
Born: About 1600, in Scotland
Died: Seventeenth century, in Northern Ireland

John Sitlington [R513]
James Sitlington

(1996) From [S004], “[Alexander Sitlington] migrated from Scotland to Ballyston, about seven miles from Larne, Ireland, in order to conduct a ‘bleach green.’ In Ireland he met and married Charlotte Halden when she was still very young. Charlotte Halden’s house was at Ballyrickard More in the Parish of Ralco. The Haldens emigrated from Scotland to Ireland between 1605 and 1610. Alexander Sitlington raised the flax, scutched it, wove it, bleached it on his ‘bleach green,’ and sent the woven linen to market in Dublin on the backs of horses. With the help of his young brother-in-law Sitlington Halden, who had been given that name in his honor, Alexander Sitlington built at Ballygowan the flaxmill which is still standing there. The children of Alexander Sitlington and Charlotte Halden, his wife, were JOHN S. and JAMES S. This John Sitlington became the father of the four young men who emigrated to Augusta County, Virginia. The above statement (supposed to be facts) was made to J. R. S. Sterrett by Miss Mary Semple of Mounthill, Larne, Ireland, during a visit which he paid to her at her home at Mounthill. She is the repository of local history for Northern Ireland. Sitlingtons still abound in the region of Larne. Thomas Sitlington, a laboring man of Larne (whom J. R. S. Sterrett visited in his cottage at Larne) is the express double of Col. Thomas Sitlington of Sitlington, Virginia, as he is remembered by J. R. S. Sterrett.

“In 1718 a colony emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, to Londonderry, New Hampshire. In that colony there were Sitlingtons from Larne and Sterretts from Londonderry.”

Source: [S004]