LYNCH - Jamaica

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LYNCH - Jamaica

Postby bimjim » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:36 pm

Looking for the Irish LYNCH family who were in Jamaica from between 1710 and may still be there. A member of this family was Noel Lynch Ripley, who wrote the booklet "Buckra".

Family names that recur throughout the generations include Anthony, Dominic/Dominick, John and Patrick.

According to this booklet, the Jamaica Lynch family was related to the family of the same surname in St. Christopher (now St. Kitts), Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, and possibly other islands, and many of those may have gone there through Jamaica. The booklet also suggests that this Lynch family had kinsmen in Ireland and London providing assistance to their merchant activities.

Joseph Lynch apparently arrived in Montserrat in 1705 and his brother, John, arrived in Jamaica about 1710.

Commercially-related family names include Sherret (Jamaica) and Blake (Barbados).

I would welcome any information on this family... here via PM to bimjim, or through the following contact form.

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Re: LYNCH - Jamaica

Postby EJ08 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:03 pm

Hello,

Did members of this Lynch family settle in Saint Elizabeth parish?
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Re: LYNCH - Jamaica

Postby bimjim » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:31 pm

I'm still trying to determine if they are directly related to me. The Jamaica Lynch family I might be related to were Irish merchants, arrived directly from Ireland, and were there from about 1715. One is mentioned as having gone from Jamaica to Barbados and set up business there, and was later joined by another family member (or more family members).

That Jamaica Irish merchant Lynch family was quite large, first names include John, Joseph, Mark, Anthony, Larchin/Larkin, John Hylton, Henry Mark, Huston Stewart, Arthur McKenzie, Edward Bancroft, Robert Bowen, Jasper Augustus, and others (all with surname Lynch, of course). They were at time apparently aligned with the Sherritt family.

The initial Barbados Lynch names (cousins, I assume) were Anthony and Dominick, and that group were later aligned with the Blake family.

My hoped-for connection is that the "patriarch" at my brick wall - a free mulatto - who was Hamlet Mayers Lynch may be the grandson of Anthony Lynch (of perhaps the second or third generation in Barbados). I am trying to see if someone from the Jamaica Lynch family will do a DNA test so that I can compare his to mine (I already have my results to 67 markers).

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