David, Ralph de Lintot, a Knight, was witness to a document by the Bishop of York near Nottingham in the year 1236.A Ralph de Lintot is also mentioned in the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The origin of the name is likely Norman French and there is a town by the name "Lintot" and "Lintot-de-bas" in Normandy.
There are many refernces to the Lintott name from Horsham and other localities of Sussex, England after 1541. A covenant made between Thomas Pelham, Esq., High sheriff of Sussex and one Nychclas Lintott when he was gaolkeeper,was signed in, I believe, 1589.
A Bernard Lintott was christened25 Nov 1733 at Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, London, England.His parents were Joshua Lintott and Mary (possibly Mary Habersham).I don't have any reason to believe he is 'your Bernard Lintott' but mention it for your interest as the date is consistant with your information.