Lindsay Genealogy

We now have a Facebook Group where members are discussing Lindsay history and connections. Come and join us and see if another Lindsay out there may be able to help you find the next branch in your family tree.

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As we don’t currently have a genealogist in the Society, we’d like to invite Lindsay descendants to contact us with their queries, in the hope that we can help each other to find information on past family and connections. Please complete our contact form and we’ll add your questions here.

Finding the Cobb/Lindsay Connection

Paula Cobb is trying to find the connection between the Cobbs and the Lindsays as her husband’s family are all under the impression that they are somehow linked but no-one knows how or where. “This family story must go back at least 150 years when my husband’s five times G.Grandfather was actually named Lindsay Cobb… I do see where
the Cobbs are a sept of Clan Lindsay but can you tell me how, who and
where? I have found there are MANY Cobb lines – I know through DNA my husband’s family originated from England through his eight times G. Grandfather, Ambrose Cobb born in Kent England. The closest connection my husband has with anything to do with Scotland is his G.G. Grandfather was Robert Glasgow from Scotland but that has nothing to do with the Cobbs or the Lindsays. I’m at a loss for information and would LOVE to either give this story some credence or put it to rest. I’m one for “FACTS” not “Folklore” and am hoping you can help me.” Drop us a line if you have any information that can help Paula with her research.

James Lindsay 1799 – 1854 Dundee

Diane Davies is looking for help with her Great Great Grandfather’s family.  “I am trying to find the parents and any siblings of my GG Grandfather James Lindsay born 1799 in Dundee. In 1824 he married Euphemia Hill Doig in Dundee. They had four children, Alexander 1825-1913 (died in Dundee), Jesse 1831 who died young, William 1836-1906 (died in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire) and James 1838-1906 (died in Manhattan, New York). All the children were born at Auldbar (Aldbar) Castle Bothy, Aberlemno, where James was a gardener until his death in 1854. Any help or suggestions to enable me to progress would be much appreciated.”

Ralph Warren Lindsay/Charlotte Lindsay Nelson

Richard Engom is looking for help with his mother’s family.  “My Mother was a Lindsay daughter of Ralph Warren Lindsay and Charlotte Lindsay Nelson… (she) says she is related to a Hugh Lindsay who was a coach maker in Scotland. His mother’s maiden name was Stewart. She also indicated that one of the Lindsays said she was related to was the Earl of Lindsay in the 19th Century.” Richard is just starting to research these relatives and will visit Scotland very soon. If anyone can provide any further information or can provide assistance in his search, please get in touch!

James Crawford Lindsay (born circa 1826)

Caroline Diana Traquair Gordon is looking for information on her three times Great Grandfather.”James Crawford Lindsay was born circa 1826 possibly in Kirriemuir, Fife. I have tried the usual routes i.e. Scotland’s People and Ancestry UK. I cannot find any record of his birth or his parents. There are numerous “James Lindsays, none of whom seem to be the right one. The Crawford bit comes in on a couple of ‘unrelated’ family trees and also direct from older members of family. He later dropped the ‘Crawford’ from his name but was obviously born/baptised Crawford-Lindsay. I can only find this name in ‘private’ family trees which I am unable to access directly. I believe he was killed in the Indian Mutiny. So I have a missing link. I believe he might have been a cousin of the branch of Lindsay-Crawfords (or Crawford-Lindsay) who went to London. As I cannot at this point determine his parentage, or it might possibly be from the grandparents, I wondered if you might be able to advise how/who to contact further.” If anyone out there can help Caroline, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Sir John Lindsay 1861-1927

Joseph Lindsay‘s Great Grandfather was a member of the Clan Lindsay Society. Sir John Lindsay (1861-1927) was the Town Clerk of Glasgow. Joseph is looking for information on his Great Grandfather and any preceding family. If you can help whilst we try to locate any records, please let us know.

Margaret Lindsay (born circa 1811)

Chris Young is actively researching his GGGM’s family and hoping for your help. Margaret Lindsay was born around 1811 and married John Thomas Young. They emigrated to Australia after the birth of their first child and settled there. It seems that Margaret was descended from close relatives of Lady Ann Lindsay, author of the song ‘Old Robin Gray’. Do you have any information on Margaret’s parents or do you know if she had any siblings? Chris would be grateful for any leads. Please use the Contact page for any information.**

** Chris has managed to obtain further information on John Young and his wife Margaret nee Lindsay, from the free Australian government website TROVE. In 1835, Thomas Lindsay placed a newspaper advert warning not to harbour or give credit to his wife Margaret. Subsequent dates for John and Margaret Young, suggest that she is the Margaret Lindsay who left Thomas Lindsay. So, what was Margaret’s maiden name and who was Thomas Lindsay? The Contact page is waiting for your help. **

Alexander Lindsay (died circa 1831)

Kay L Potts is looking for information on Alexander Lindsay who died around 1831. He was located in Addinstone near Carfrae, Channelkirk and was a hedger, ditcher and farmworker. Alexander married Agnes Pendrick on the 21st June 1801. They had a son, William, who went on to establish William Lindsay & Son Ltd Cooperage in Edinburgh. Can you help Kay with this quest?