Sir Thomas Lynch

1634 - 24th Aug 1684


Eldest son of Theophilus Lynch, born 1634. Captain in the army 1660. In England 1665-1670. Knighted 03/12/1670 as "Sr Thomas Lynch of Rixton hall in Great Sonkey". Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica 1670-1674. Returned to England 1675, lived for a year in Leicester Fields. Purchased the manor of Esher in 1679-1680. Sailed to Jamaica in late 1681. Lady Lynch died at Esher in September 1681. Sir Thomas remarried, to Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Temple of Frankton in Warwickshire. Governor of Jamaica 1682-1684. Died in office 24/08/1684.

Sir Thomas Lynch, knight. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1685. Slave-ownership at probate: 12 of whom 9 were listed as male and 3 as female. 6 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1236.13 Jamaican currency of which £169 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £8.53 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £520.4 currency plate.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 2 pp. 99-104.

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

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Charles (1671-), Philadelphia (1676/7-1758)
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Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1682 [EA] - 24/08/1684 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Daughter

Addresses (3)

Esher Place, Esher, Surrey, South-east England, England
Leicester Fields, London, Middlesex, London, England
Rixton Hall, Manchester Road, Warrington, Lancashire, North-west England, England

Inventories (1)