John Lindley

1719–
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Lindley was born on 5 January 1719, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Lindley, was 25 and his mother, Experience Ide, was 22.

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Thomas Lindley
1694–1750
Experience Ide
1696–1751
Isaiah Lindley
1713–1804
Thomas Lindley Jr.
1717–
John Lindley
1719–
Barbara Lindley
1721–1759
Joshua Lindley
1725–1736
Mary Lindley
1727–
Josiah Lindley
1728–
Josiah Lindley
1731–1762

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Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a further possible source of the surname.2 German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh, meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning ( see Linde + Loh ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • John Lindley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Lindley, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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