Events of the NovelsEdit
Between c.1746-1756: Ronnie was a Prisoner at Ardsmuir Prison. In the summer of 1756, the fortress ceased functioning as a prison and Ronnie, like many others, was transported to the American Colonies.
In the Spring of 1771, the McGillivray family arrived at the ridge and shared home and property with Ronnie. Ute McGillivray intends to try and create a match between Ronnie and her youngest daughter Senga to ensure that the property they share stays that way and also ensures her daughter is married to a man who has some money—as Ronnie is a cooper—and property. However, Senga chooses to marry another man. Ute still remains optimistic in finding a bride for Ronnie that will fit her requirements.
In February 1776, when Jamie summons the men of the Ridge, and announces that he will march to Wilmington, with whatever men will follow, to join the rebel militias Ronnie is among those men. Ronnie marched with Jamie and the other men of the Ridge. Along with the other rebel forces, they crush the British opposition, largely composed of retired Scottish soldiers, at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge.
Claire observes that Ronnie is capable of irritating the Angel Gabriel, let alone a woman trying to cook in the rain.
Ronnie has a half-handsome face, ginger hair, and a foxy smile. He has slender shoulders, muscular arms, and large hands.
- Ronnie is the diminutive of Ronald, a Scottish form of Ragnvaldr and Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler".
- Sinclair is derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair".