Alex Watson is a researcher and genealogist, based in Glasgow, Scotland, I hope that you find this website informative, it is an ongoing project, based on the research that I started, in 2004, on behalf of my friend Patrick Joynson-Wreford, it will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Please get in touch if you want to ask questions or need some help, also if you have any information, stories, photographs, etc, that you want to share.

Welcome to the McClintock of Seskinore website.

I felt that the best way to share the information that I have gathered over the years, was to put it online and make it available to others, it has been collated from, private and public archives, family stories and photographs etc.


In March 2004, I was assisting my friend; Patrick Joynson-Wreford, son of Olive Trainor and  Wilfred (Tony) Heyman Joynson Wreford, to research his father, of whom he knew very little about. His parents had divorced shortly after he was born. It was a second marriage for both of them, Pat was less than a year old when his mother took him to America, where they remained, until just before the outbreak of the 2nd World War, when they returned to the UK.


We discovered that his father had married for a 3rd time (shortly after his divorce from Olive) to Leila McClintock on the 30th Aug 1932, there was a daughter from this marriage; Penelope (Xenia).  Leila died on the 31st of Jan 1937, leaving him the owner of her ancestral estate, Seskinore in Co. Tyrone. Tony died on the 23rd of March 1940, in Switzerland, where he had been convalescing, suffering with the final stage of TB.

His ashes were brought home to Seskinore, where they were buried next to the grave of his beloved Leila, in the Seskinore garden of remembrance (which had been reserved from the sale of the Seskinore property by the executor of his estate in 1941).

The website is an ongoing project and will continue to grow as and when more information comes to light, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information or stories to share, that are connected with the families and people mentioned on this website.

Pat died on the 19th of August 2015, his ashes are buried next to his father’s grave, in the garden of remembrance at Seskinore, which was retained when the estate was sold in 1940.

Xenia, Alex, and Pat.

(Gold Coast, Australia, January 2005).