Old English Lindesege, ultimately from Proto-Brythonic *linn (“pool”) (as in Lincoln) + Old English ēġ (“island (of land)”).
Lindsey Sentence Examples
1 Thomas Osborne, the future lord treasurer, succeeded to the baronetcy and estates in Yorkshire on his father's death in 1647, and after unsuccessfully courting his cousin Dorothy Osborne, married Lady Bridget Bertie, daughter of the earl of Lindsey.
In 874 the march of the Danes from Lindsey to Repton drove Burgred from his kingdom.
At one time, indeed, he found Lavoisier's views so specious that he was much inclined to accept them, but he overcame this wavering, and so late as 1800 he wrote to the Rev. Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808), "I have well considered all that my opponents have advanced and feel perfectly confident of the ground I stand upon....
Despite the treachery of Elfric, the English were victorious; and the Danes sailed off to ravage Lindsey and Northumbria.
Formerly there were similar districts in Lindsey in Lincolnshire.