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David Lynn, "Laird of Loch Lynn 1640
Posted by: R. Rivera (ID *****6651) Date: May 04, 2007 at 19:32:22
In Reply to: Re: David Lynn, "Laird of Loch Lynn 1640 by denise brown of 2688

I thought that David Lynn was the son of Andrew Lynn b. ca 1610? Loch Lynn Scotland & Ann Blair b. ca 1610 Auldmuir,Blair,Ayrshire,Scotland. I also assumed Ann Blair was the daughter of Gavin Blair & Isabel Crawford. I am interested in verifying this. (Btw, thanks for telling us David's wife's was Margaret. I'll add her to my tree.)

Here is a summary of the info I've gathered at various places online. I'm wondering if David's possible first or middle name of William is adding to the confusion. I hope we can somehow sort this all out.

Here are my notes:

The Lynns of Cunningham Dist, Ayrshire, Scotland were of the Boyd clan. According to web page appalachian David was David Cameron, "Laird of Loch Linnhe" in Scotland. He was born betw 1640-1645 in Scotland. He was of the Presbyterian faith and was forced to flee Scotland for Ulster, Ireland due to religious persecution. He was known as David of Lynn. He's also been called William David Lynn.

David and Unknown wife had the following children:

-Sarah Lynn b: Abt 1670 in Springfield Manor, Clondevaddock Parish, Barony Of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland married Henry Patton. Died Newton Limavady,Ulster,Donegal Co, Ireland.
-William Lynn b: Abt 1672 in, Loch Lynn, Scotland. Married Margaret Patton.Died 1727-9 in Virginia, USA
-Margaret Lynn b: betw 1674-1680 in Kilmacrenan, Donegal. Married John Lewis. Died 1773-1775 at Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia, USA

There is a William Lyne in the 1654 survey of Ulster living in the parish of Clondevaddock, where the Pattons lived at Croaghan House, Tamney. I understand his father was Andrew Lynn born in Scotland c. 1620.

These references to Lines in Ayrshire include Andrew Linn who gave “sasine” of lands of Highless to the Laird of Hunterston in 1452 AD, Jhone of Leyn who witnessed a summons to court in 1495 AD, and Elizabeth (Bessie) Lyn, heiress of David Lyn, who is noted in receiving her father's estate in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Source: The Surnames of Scotland, by George F. Black, New York Public Library, Actor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundation, 1946, pp. 446 -447)

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