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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Joseph Alexandre Lindo
Sarah Da Silva
Alexandre Joseph Lindo
Miriam Lindo
Rebecca Lindo
Amelia Lindo
David Lindo
Sarah Lindo
Joseph Lindo
Hannah Lindo
Matilda Lindo
Abraham Alexander Lindo
Louisa Lindo
Solomon DaSilva Lindo
Caroline Munt Lindo

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    World Events (3)


    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.


    Calabar College in Kingston was opened.


    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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