George Lindsay

26 August 1739–
Wiston and Roberton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Lindsay was christened on 26 August 1739, in Wiston and Roberton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Lindsay, was 27 and his mother, Janet Anderson, was 27. He married Betty Somervail on 26 January 1764, in Roberton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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George Lindsay
1739–
Betty Somervail
1743–
Marriage: 26 January 1764
Alexander Lindsay
1764–
Margaret Lindsay
1766–1767
William Lindsay
1768–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1764
Roberton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

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Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Lindsey in Lincolnshire, England.This is first found in the form Lindissi, apparently a derivative of the British name of Lincoln . To this was later added the Old English element ēg ‘island’, since the place was virtually cut off by the surrounding fenland.The surname was taken to Scotland at an early date and is the name of an important and powerful Scottish family.2 Irish: adopted as an equivalent of various Gaelic names ( see Lindsey ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • George Lindsay in entry for Alexander Lindsay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • George Lindsay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • George Lindsay in entry for William Lindsay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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