Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch (1485 - 1554)

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Peter Lynch aka Lince
Born in Knock, County Meath, Irelandmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Knock, County Meath, Irelandmap
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Background discussion

Peter Lynch (Lince).

Born 1485 Knocke, Meath, ie present day Summerhill, Meath.

The tree is detailed in this 1910 article [1] which is well sourced as it was created before the 1922 destruction of the Irish public records office. I have an image of the relevant bit of this tree here too - https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Lynch-6343-2

Interestingly, the 1910 article is not so strong on the links of the Meath Lynch's to the Galway Lynch's. There are now many references available of this link, an example of which can be seen from the attached reference to a Galway Lynch genealogy recorded in Spain in the late 1600s -" Arthur Lynch, descendent of the Knight Nicolas Lynch of Knock, Co.Meath.The Lynch family built the church of St.Nicolas, the convent of St.Augustin and the walls of the city of Galway." [2]

Further detail on the lineage of the Galway Lynch's can be seen as referenced by the list of Leaders of Galway on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rulers_and_officers_of_Galway_1230%E2%80%931485

and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Galway

The earliest of above was Thomas Lynch (de Lince) (Provost of Galway in 1270) and would have been son or grandson of the 'Knight Nicolas Lynch of Knock, Co.Meath' referenced above and the noted link of the Meath Lynch's to the Galway Lynch's [2]


No firm evidence exists for the prior ancestry of Knight Nicolas Lynch of Knock, Co.Meath. His ancestors were most likely either :

a) Norman 'de Linche's (as was believed by the descendents of the Galway Lynchs)

or potentially

b) Gaelic Irish O'Lynche's (who were recorded as being minor Lords in this part of Meath [3] prior to the arrival of the Normans in the late 1100s and who like numerous other Irish minor lords were likely absorbed into early Norman society) Ref1 Ref2


Biography

Alias: Peter Lince.

He was Lord of the marches (or otherwise known as Marquis ) [4] in Knock, County Meath (Present day Summerhill, County Meath)

See attached image/refs for evidence of this title and the Lynches of the Knock ( https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Lynch-5104-2)

Known as a Peter Lynch 'of the Knock', a title which went back with his ancestors for hundreds of years [5], [6]


Adherent to the Rebellion of Silken Thomas [7] Also see attached image of the Annals of Ireland history

Last of this line of titled 'Lynch's of the Knock' was Gerald Lynch on which profile I included the Down Survey references to the substantial lands they owned (aside from Lynch Castle in Knock, Co Meath itself)


Sources

  1. Journal of Kildare Archaeological Society (pages 335) . https://archive.org/stream/journalofcountyk6190coun#page/n335/mode/1up.
  2. Page 15 of Dominican , genealogy records (see pages 1-3 also for further description of these sources). https://www.irishancestors.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Fannin-Bilbao-Coru%c3%b1a3.pdf#page=15&zoom=auto,-39,416.
  3. Annals of Ireland (page 8) . https://books.google.ie/books?id=ggAIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PP9&lpg=PP9&dq=Annals+of+the+Four+Masters+by+Owen+Cornelian+Esq&source=bl&ots=9AwZFj23cR&sig=2ceVl2j8GIHFA8UP28ptI6AJIpg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwin6qam_trZAhUBCcAKHSTsArMQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=O%27Lynches&f=false.
  4. Wikipedia ref on Lord of Marches . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_(territorial_entity)
  5. Journal of Kildare Archaeological Society (pages 273) . https://archive.org/stream/journalofcountyk6190coun#page/272/mode/2up.
  6. Peerage record . http://www.thepeerage.com/p52951.htm#i529509.
  7. Wikipedia entry on Rebellion of 'Silken Thomas 1534'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_FitzGerald,_10th_Earl_of_Kildare#Kildare_rebellion_(1534-1535)


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Images: 5
Ref to March Lord Status
Ref to March Lord Status

Lynch Castle
Lynch Castle

Grave Marker for Peter Lynch (D 1554)
Grave Marker for Peter Lynch (D 1554)

Ref to Peter Lynch in Silken thomas rebellion from Annals of Ireland history
Ref to Peter Lynch in Silken thomas rebellion from Annals of Ireland history

Peter Lynch pre 1500 family tree
Peter Lynch pre 1500 family tree

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Peter is 23 degrees from Claude Monet, 21 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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