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John and Catherine Lynch (nee Fox), both born in the late 1700's. 

The Griffiths Valuation (1854) has John Lynch living at Tony Owen Upper, in the Parish of Foyran, County Westmeath.  

John and Catherine (nee Fox) Lynch's children included: Thomas Lynch (1812-1873) born in Ireland, died in Australia; Michael Lynch (1815-?) moved to the USA; Bridget Lynch (1817-?); Judith Lynch (1819-?); John Lynch (1822-?); Margaret Lynch (1825-?); Owen Sylvester Lynch (1829-1891) born in Ireland, died in Australia; Catherine Lynch (1830-?); and Ellen Lynch (?) who possibly stayed in Ireland and cared for her parents (?).

Thomas Lynch arrived, as a convict in Sydney, Australia, on board the "Waterloo" in 1836.

Owen Lynch arrived, as an Assisted Immigrant, in Sydney, Australia, on board the "Commodore Perry" in 1856.  Owen Lynch married Catherine McMahon, 1840-1908 (whose parents were James and Mary McMahon {nee Dannaher}, and whose maternal grandfather is believed to have been William Dannaher, from the Townland of Sallybank, in the Parish of Kilseily, County Clare).  James and Mary McMahon, Catherine Lynch's parents, were both from County Clare. 

Today many hundreds of descendants of Owen and Catherine Lynch (McMahon) live in Australia and New Zealand.


Saturday 14th Jan 2012, 11:37AM

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    Thank you very much for your message on Ireland Reaching Out. You have found out loads of interesting details about your family - thank you for sharing it with us! If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know.

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    Sinead Cooney

    Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012, 03:31PM

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