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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    A note on the log and the name …

    What you have here is a Lieutenants Log, kept in this case by Lieutenant John Lindesay (note the spelling), who is NOT Captain John Lindsay.

    Lindesay was commissioned as a Lieutenant 3 April 1757. By coincidence (?) he was also serving onboard the Trent 1758 – 1762. He died in 1763

    Source: Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War by Cy Harrison (Warwick 2019) p313

    As pointed out above, Captain Lindsay’s log is in the National Archives along with the Masters log – although I doubt that there is much difference in the information contained within them.