Person Sheet

Name Capt. John LYNCH
Birth 27 Mar 1827, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Death 8 Apr 1872, Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Sea Captain Vessel Katonah?
Father Timothy LYNCH
Mother Johanna UNKNOWN
1 Ellen CONWAY
Birth ca 1832-36, County Clare, Ireland ?
Death 16 Dec 1889, Boston, Massachusetts
Father Patrick CONWAY
Mother Mary CORBETT
Marriage 7 Feb 1854, Boston, Massachusetts
Children Mary Adeline (1855-1928)
Notes for Capt. John LYNCH
(alias John Leach)

This was an assumed name for lynch to avoid anti-irish prejudices of english employers of Capt John Lynch

John Lynch resided in East Boston (He use the name Leach for substitute in business. There was so much predjudice against the Irish at the time & Lynch was known to be Irish.

John Lynch was born in County Cork, Ireland March 27, 1827. He died of pneumonia which he developed after being shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar (I think.)

John Lynch went to sea at age 10, as a cabin boy, and worked his way up until he owned his own sailing ship. He first work for the Dana family in Salem. I believe they had a mortgage on his boat, whichhis widow paid off. She did not want anyone to lose money because it was not paid.

John sailed around to India and China. He brought home a white silk wedding shawl, a lacquer lap desk and several other gifts from his travels.8
Last Modified 16 Jan 2000 Created 23 Mar 2002 by Reunion for Macintosh

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