Amelia Lindo

Brief Life History of Amelia

When Amelia Lindo was born about 1812, in Jamaica, her father, Joseph Alexandre Lindo, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Da Silva, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alexandre Lindo
1777–1816
Sarah Da Silva
1776–1834
Alexandre Joseph Lindo
1799–1867
Miriam Lindo
1802–1880
Rebecca Lindo
1810–1887
Amelia Lindo
1812–
David Lindo
1813–
Sarah Lindo
1816–
Joseph Lindo
–1839
Hannah Lindo
–1879
Matilda Lindo
–1880
Abraham Alexander Lindo
Louisa Lindo
1801–1874
Solomon DaSilva Lindo
1805–1866
Caroline Munt Lindo
1816–1904

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    World Events (3)

    1831

    The Christmas Rebellion (also known as the Baptist War) of 1831 which began on the Kensington Estate in St. James, was led by Samuel Sharpe, a Baptist Deacon. Sam Sharpe is now a National Hero. This was the last great slave rebellion (involving as many as 60,000 of the island's 300,000 slave population). It lasted for four months until the rebellion was crushed. The rebel leaders were hanged in Charles Square, Montego Bay, now known as Sam Sharpe Square.

    1842

    Calabar College in Kingston was opened.

    1870

    Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines in the face of competition from European beet sugar.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Cesar, Enrique, Jose, Manuel, Arturo, Carlos, Roberto, Adelina, Amparo, Ana, Ana Cristina, Armando.

    Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from lindo ‘lovely’.

    Norwegian (Lindø): habitational name from seven farmsteads named Lindøy, from lind ‘lime tree’ + øy ‘island’.

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

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