Francis Lynch, born circa 1770*. He married Mary or Maria Rose (the sister of my ancestor, William Lucius Rose) on 2 Oct 1791 at Trinity Wall Street Church, New York, New York.
|Marriage Notice from the New York-Packet (New York, New York), 6 Oct 1791, Issue 1211, Page 3|
Francis Lynch died on 26 Aug 1802 and was buried in the churchyard of Trinity. His will only mentions his children in a general sense and not by individual name, thus it makes it difficult to know which ones were living at the time of his death.
|Death Notice, Daily Advertiser (NY, NY), 28 Aug 1802, Vol. XVIII, Issue 5467, Page 3|
|Death Notice, Spectator (NY, NY), 2 May 1833, Vol. XXXVI, Issue 46, Page 3|
1. Thomas Lynch, born 16 Jan 1795. A Thomas E. Lynch died in Regla, Cuba on 12 May 1810. I believe that this Thomas E. is the same as the Thomas, son of Francis Lynch and Mary Rose.
|Death Notice, Columbian (NY, NY), 8 June 1810, Vol. I, Issue 187, Page 3|
|Marriage Notice, NY Daily Advertiser (NY, NY), 21 Feb 1821, Issue 396, Page 2|
|Death Notice, Evening Post (NY, NY), 24 May 1830, Issue 8678, Page 2|
|Death Notice, Spectator (NY, NY), 1 Jan 1842, Issue XLV, Page 3|
3. Joseph Rose Lynch, born 9 April 1799. A Joseph R. Lynch died in Marseilles, France on 9 Dec 1820 and I believe that this is the same person as Joseph Rose Lynch. He does not appear to have been married or had children at the time of death.
|Death Notice Evening Post (NY, NY), 22 Feb 1821, Issue 5825, p2|
Francis B. and Charlotte Bache Lynch had the following children, according to the book The Barclays of New York... by R. Burnham Moffat:
|From page 137|
So why have I been so interested in the Lynchs? Because Francis is a mystery himself, and his will even more so. I do not know where Francis was born or who his parents were. His will makes mention of a "widow Jane Lynch" and her three children, Maria, Francis and Thomas Miflin Lynch. Try as I might I have not been able to uncover much about these four people or how they might be related to Francis.