Dido was the illegitimate daughter of Admiral John Lindsay and an African slave woman, and was born around 1763. Her father was the nephew of the Earl of Mansfield. Her mother is unknown, and may have died in childbirth. Lindsay's uncle took the child into his household at Kenwood, Hampstead, as a companion for her cousin Elizabeth Lindsay. She lived at Kenwood for 30 years, during which time her Uncle, a judge, passed decrees which led to the abolition of slavery in England. As well as being a companion for Elizabeth, Dido was in charge of the Kenwood dairy and received an annual allowance of over £30. She was left money in the wills of her father and her uncle, and she married the Gentleman's Steward John Davinier in 1793, giving him three sons. Dido Elizabeth Belle died in July 1804, and was buried in the St George Hanover Square extra-parochial burial ground in Bayswater Road.
St George Hanover Square Church
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: The Bayswater Ground was cleared in the 60's, St George Fields complex now on the site. Apparently, disinterred remains were cremated at Lambeth Cemetery.
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: May 05, 2007
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Diane Chapman Yocom
Added: Feb. 8, 2015
~~XO BEIIE XO ~~|
Added: Oct. 6, 2014
What a wonderful story. A young woman and a very beautiful lady loved by Earl and Lady Mansfield and treated as part of the family. Loving cousin Elizabeth Murray they were great friends. Such a beautiful fantastic story about you. May you rest in Peace|
Added: Sep. 29, 2014
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