Lindsay baronets

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There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Lindsay, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extant as of 2010.

The Lindsay Baronetcy, of Evelick in the County of Perth, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 15 April 1666 for Alexander Lindsay. The title became extinct on the death of the fifth Baronet in 1799.

The Trotter, later Lindsay Baronetcy, of West Ville in the County of Lincoln,[1] was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 September 1821 for Coutts Trotter, principal partner in Coutt's Bank, with remainder to the male issue of his daughter Anne. She was the wife of Lieutenant-General Sir James Lindsay, son of the Hon. Robert Lindsay, second son of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. Their eldest son, Coutts, succeeded as second Baronet according to the special remainder on his maternal grandfather's death in 1837. He fought in the Crimean War and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Fife, but is best remembered as an artist and watercolourist. He had two daughters but no sons and the title became extinct on his death in 1913. Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage, was the younger brother of the second Baronet.

The Lindsay Baronetcy, of Dowhill in the County of Kinross, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 27 February 1962 for the soldier, explorer and Conservative politician Martin Lindsay.[2] He was a descendant of Sir William Lindsay of Rossie, 1st of Dowhill (b. 1350), uncle of David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford. His great-grandfather Colonel Martin Lindsay commanded the 7th Regiment (The Seaforths) during the Napoleonic Wars and led the bayonet charge which broke through the French defences at the Battle of Merxem. The presumed third Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage.

Lindsay baronets, of Evelick (1666)[edit]

  • Sir Alexander Lindsay, 1st Baronet (died c. 1690)
  • Sir Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Baronet (1660–c. 1720)
  • Sir Alexander Thomas Lindsay, 3rd Baronet (died 1762)
  • Sir David Lindsay, 4th Baronet (c. 1732–1797)
  • Sir Charles Scott Lindsay, 5th Baronet (died 1799)

Lindsay baronets, of West Ville (1821)[edit]

Lindsay baronets, of Dowhill (1962)[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 17730". The London Gazette. 28 July 1821. p. 1555. 
  2. ^ "no. 42612". The London Gazette. 2 March 1962. p. 1763. 

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