Reply To: Lt. John Lindsay of HMS Trent (1759-1763), the father of Dido Belle

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David Hepper
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The logs kept by Captain (not Lieutenant) Lindsay as Commanding Officer of the Trent may be found in the National Archives:
ADM 51/3994

Also the ship’s Master’s log is in the NA:
ADM 52/1481

They should tell you where Trent was on any day

If Dido Belle was born in July 1761 then surely conception would be October/November 1760, rather than the Spring of that year?

Trent reported in contemporary newspapers as sailing in July 1760 “for the coast of Guiney” and in September off Senegal and then by December was in Jamaica