Robert Lindsay

1759 - 1826


Slave-owner in Jamaica, son-in-law of Ambrose Carter (q.v.) and father of William James Lindsay (q.v.).

  1. Robert Lindsay had seven children with his wife Ann nee Carter: Eliza (born c. 1802 in Jamaica); William James (1804 Jamaica), Annie (1808 Jamaica); Mary (1810 Bromley-by-Bow, Middlesex); Susannah (1813, baptised at 'Mrs Niven's Morant Bay', Jamaica); Robert (1815 Hackney, Middlesex); Isabella (1820 Hackney). Susannah (Susan) was a patient at Northumberland House private asylum in 1841 at the same time as her uncle Charles Carter (q.v.) and was the primary beneficiary of a trust fund established by her grandmother (and Robert Lindsay's mother-in-law) Leonora Sophia Carter. The trust fund had presumably been exhausted by the time Susan died in Hanwell Pauper Asylum, Middlesex, in 1845, possibly aged 28 (cemetery record) or c. aged 40 (asylum record).

  2. Robert Lindsay of 3 Chatham Place, 'near the gravel pitts', Hackney, gentleman, purchased insurance for his brick dwelling house at 3 Chatham Place for £1000 and his ‘household goods wearing apparel printed books & plate’ for a further £1000 on 2 January 1815 until 'Christmas 1815'.

  3. Robert Lindsay of Loads [sic - Lodes?] House was buried in Kingston St Mary, Somerset, 17/09/1826 age 67. His wife Mrs Ann Lindsay, also of Loads House, was buried in Kingston St Mary 20/02/1828 age 50.

  4. There is a strong possibility Robert Lindsay was a Unitarian. His children's baptisms were registered at Dr Williams' Library, which has close links with the Unitarians. His brother James Lindsay, DD, ran a school and preached at Newington Green. James Lindsay lived in Bow, as did his brother Robert, who later moved to Hackney, which in itself was a popular location for Unitarians. Robert was one of the trustees and executors of the will of James. James Lindsay was baptised 19/12/1753, son of William Lindsay, at Pitcarrity, near Kirriemuir, Forfarshire (now Angus). There is a likely baptism for Robert Lindsay 14/02/1760, son of William Lindsay, also at Pitcarrity.


  1. Email from Jen Lindsay 04/04/2020; birth of Mary, daughter of Robert Lindsay and Ann, herself the daughter of Ambrose Carter, abode Stewart's Buildings, Bromley, recorded at Dr Williams' Library Registry, accessed at, England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]; baptism of Robert in 1815 and Isabella in 1820, also at Dr Williams' Library give abode as Chatham Place, Hackney; will of Leonora Sophia Carter, PROB 11/1897.

  2. Email from Jen Lindsay, 27/11/2021 sourced to London Metropolitan Archive: CLC/B/192/F001/MS11936/463/901370 Collection: Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group.

  3., Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914 [database online].

  4. Dr Williams' Library Registry, accessed at, England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]; Christian Reformer; or, Unitarian Magazine and Review vol. IV (1848) pp. 100, 162, 216, 607; PROB 11/1643/251; GROS OPR Baptisms 299 10 142 and 299 10 176.

We are grateful to Jen Lindsay for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Ann Carter
Eliza, William James, Annie, Mary, Robert, Isabella, Susan
Protestant nonconformity

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (4)

Pitcarrity, Kirriemuir, Angus, North-east Scotland, Scotland
3 Chatham Place, Hackney, London, Middlesex, London, England
Loads House, Kingston St Mary, Somerset, South-west England, England
Stewarts Buildings, Bromley-by-Bow, London, Middlesex, London, England