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Alexander Lindsay

Alexander Lindsay

Male 1811 - 1859  (48 years)

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  • Name Alexander Lindsay 
    Born 3 Apr 1811  Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lambsknow
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Sep 1859  Carluke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I218  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father DAVID Lindsay,   b. 12 Aug 1764, Wandel & Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1846, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alison Millar,   b. of Lanark, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Jul 1810  Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1811 - Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1859 - Carluke Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    HMS Beagle
    HMS Beagle
    Alexander Lindsay was stationed on St. Helena when Charles Darwin and the Beagle arrived in July, 1836.

    May 9th. -- We sailed from Port Louis, and, calling at the Cape of Good Hope, on the 8th of July, we arrived off St. Helena. This island, the forbidding aspect of which has been so often described, rises abruptly like a huge black castle from the ocean. Near the town, as if to complete nature's defence, small forts and guns fill up every gap in the rugged rocks. The town runs up a flat and narrow valley; the houses look respectable, and are interspersed with a very few green trees. When approaching the anchorage there was one striking view: an irregular castle perched on the summit of a lofty hill, and surrounded by a few scattered fir-trees, boldly projected against the sky. - from Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
    South Africa Medal
    South Africa Medal
    Alexander Lindsay received the 1834-1853 South Africa Medal for the 2nd and 3rd Kaffir Wars.

    Documents
    Articles of War - Alexander Lindsay
    Articles of War - Alexander Lindsay
    Alexander Lindsay joined the 1st Battalion, 91st Regiment of Foot Soldiers on Feb 8, 1831 and was discharged on June 28, 1852.
    Court Martial - Alexander Lindsay
    Court Martial - Alexander Lindsay
    Documents indicate that he faced a court martial for "being drunk on the line of march"
    Medically Unfit for Service - Alexander Lindsay
    Medically Unfit for Service - Alexander Lindsay
    He was found medically unfit for service on June 22, 1852
    Military Discharge - Alexander Lindsay
    Military Discharge - Alexander Lindsay
    Alexander Lindsay was discharged from service on June 28, 1852.

  • Notes 
    • Laborer. Buried in Carluke Churchyard. Cause of death: heart disease. Lived on Kirkston St. Married but wife's name not on death certificate. Brother, Robert Lindsay signed as informant.
      1851 census: Is probably the Alexander Lindsay who was enumerated in 1851 in an English military barracks. Walton on the Hill, Everton, Lancashire.

      Military: 91st Foot Soldiers, Canada, British Regimental Service. Physical description: 5’6 1/2”, sallow complexion, dark grey eyes, black hair., round shaped face. Born in Carmichael.