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Helen LINDSAY

Female Abt 1643 - 1698  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Helen LINDSAY 
    Born Abt 1643 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1698  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. III, pp. 431-432:

      The question of the authenticity of two tombstones over the grave of Rev. David Lindsay in Northumberland County, Va., was fully settled by the discovery in England of the will of Thomas Opie, Jr., published in the Virginia Magazine, XII., 90. The will of Thomas Opie, Sr., mariner of Bristol, has since been discovered, and is now published in this magazine from the report of the "Lindsay Association of America," 1911. In this will Thomas Opie, Sr., calls Robert Lindsay "brother-in-law." Now it is almost certain that the reference here is to Robert Lindsay, who states his age in a deposition in Northumberland, in 1664, as 24 years. "Brother-in-law" may be taken to meant that he was a brother of Thomas Opie's wife, or that he married Thomas Opie's sister. Which was it? Against the hypothesis that Robert Lindsay was brother of Thomas Opie's wife Ellen [sic; should be Helen], daughter of Rev. David Lindsay, is the fact that Rev. Mr. Lindsay left "his whole estate" to his daughter Ellen [sic] and entirely ignored Robert Lindsay. Now, it is true, that it was not an uncommon thing to omit in a will a child who had been previously provided for, and this omission by itself as against the identity of name and the words of the will is not sufficient to disprove the hypothesis stated. But there is another fact. It seems that Robert. Lindsay's son was Opie Lindsay, and Ellen [sic] Opie's son was Lindsay Opie. In view of the custom prevalent even today, of naming one of the sons after the mother's family, this information inclines the evidence to the latter hypothesis, and it appears that Robert Lindsay, while a relative of Rev. Mr. Lindsay, was brother-in-law of Thomas Opie, through a marriage with Thomas Opie's sister.

      Ellen [sic] Lindsay could not have been a daughter of Susanna Lindsay mentioned in the Northumberland records as wife of Rev. David Lindsay. It appears from the same records in Northumberland that, in 1665, she had no child. Evidently then Ellen [sic] was issue of Mr. Lindsay by a former marriage. Mr. Lindsay died in 1667, and the same year Ellen [sic], his daughter, married William Wathen of the City of Bristol, who died before Feb. 24, 1670-71, when "Mrs. Helena Wathen," administrator on her father - the late Mr. David Lindsay, is spoken of as his "relict." She married 2dly Thomas Opie, of Bristol.

      Recent investigations at Bristol undertaken for the Lindsay family Association by Mrs. Margaret Lindsay Atkinson give the following additional information from the records of St. Augustine Parish in the Bristol Consistory court: "8 April, 1672, Baptized Thomas Opie, the son of Thomas Opie and Elinor his wife. "22 Feb., 1677, Baptized Lindsay Opie the son of Thomas Opie and Ellen his wife." "31 March, 1687, Baptized Elizabeth Opie the daur of Thomas Opie and Helen his wife." This daughter died and was buried February 12, 1688. From the Bristol Burgess Book, 17 July, 1672, Thomas Opie, rnarriner [sic], took up his freedom on payment of a fine of 40s, having married Ellinor, widow of William Wathen, a free Burgess. 4 Oct., 1696, Thomas Opie, Jr., mariner [sic], took up his freedom as son and an apprentice of Thomas Opie, a free citizen.

      (2) Virginia, Colonial Abstracts, 1632-1810 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008, p. 566:

      Lyndsey, Helen. P of A to Anthony Bridges of Westmorland Co. Refers to her deceased father Mr David Lyndsey. Wit: Richd Haskins, Wm Wathen. 6 Apl 1667. 16.13. Robt. Age 24 yrs or th-abts. 4 Aug 1665. 15.162 also p 165.
    Person ID I9048  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father David LINDSAY,   b. Bef 2 Jan 1603, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1667, "The Mount," Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- (LINDSAY) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas OPIE, Sr.,   b. Abt 1641,   d. Bef 5 Mar 1702, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Aft 1672 
    Children 
     1. Susanna OPIE,   b. Bef 30 Jul 1679, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Sarah OPIE,   b. Bef 24 Mar 1680, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth OPIE,   b. Bef 31 Mar 1687, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Feb 1688, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Lindsay OPIE, Sr.,   b. Bef 22 Feb 1677, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 25 Mar 1716  (Age > 39 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas OPIE, Jr.,   b. Bef 8 Apr 1672, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1702  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     6. Helen OPIE,   b. 1673, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. John OPIE,   b. Bef 22 Mar 1675, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1722, Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 14:52:04 
    Family ID F4362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William WATHEN,   d. 1672 
    Married 20 May 1667 
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 14:52:04 
    Family ID F4363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart