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Adam Loftus Lynn was registered as a freemason in Ballarat, but there is no information about his Lodge or initiation dates.
  
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Dora Lynn the second daughter of Adam Loftus Lynn was married by the Reverend Mr Potter at her parent’s residence in Ballarat on 12 December 1854. She married Arthur Kirk, the youngest son of Rupert Kirk of New South Wales. [ref] Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', BHS Publishing, 2009. [/ref]
  
 
== Obituary ==
 
== Obituary ==

Revision as of 01:41, 25 August 2016

Background

Adam Lynn was born on 09 April 1805 in Ireland. He was admitted to the High Court of Chancery, Ireland in 1817. Lynn married Marianne Beers (formerly Ferres) on 12 February 1833 at St Mullins Church , County Down, Ireland. They arrived in Sydney on 30 September 1850. Lynn was admitted to the New South Wales Bar on 28 December 1850. He died on 17 September 1878 at Ballarat.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Adam Loftus Lynn was registered as a freemason in Ballarat, but there is no information about his Lodge or initiation dates.

Dora Lynn the second daughter of Adam Loftus Lynn was married by the Reverend Mr Potter at her parent’s residence in Ballarat on 12 December 1854. She married Arthur Kirk, the youngest son of Rupert Kirk of New South Wales. [ref] Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, BHS Publishing, 2009. [/ref]

Obituary

MR ADAM LOFTUS LYNN.
The gentleman whose name heads this notice died at his residence in Mair street, on Tuesday morning, at the age of eighty-three years, after only a few days’ illness. He was born in the year 1795, and was admitted as solicitor in the High Court of Chancery, Ireland in 1817. Mr Lynn was one of the stately landmarks in this young city. Coming here with the renewed rush to the Canadian Gully upon the excitement caused by the discovery of the great nugget at the opening of the year 1853, the deceased had completed more than a quarter-century’s residence in Ballarat. He was the first, or nearly the first, member of the legal profession who practiced here. He saw the introduction of court practice in Ballarat, and continued in practice until a few years since, filling also for many years, the office of solicitor to the municipal council of Ballarat. For some few years before his death Mr Lynn had relinquished the more active pursuit of his profession, and his only public vocation lately had been that of secretary to the trustees of the Ballarat cemeteries, which office he held at the time of his decease. As we have said Mr.Lynn was one of the notable landmarks here. His tall form, erect to the last, his flowing silvery heard,his gentlemanly presence, were known as one of the familiar sights that spoke of another hemisphere, and of a long past in this new city and amongst the young race sprung into life, here since he' pitched his bush tent where there is now a settled population, surrounded by the comforts and elegancies and conveniences of civilisation. The deceased was not a public man in the usual acceptation of the phrase, though his professional relations brought him into contact with, much of our civic life, and he only occasionally took part in affairs outside the circle of his profession and church. A member of the Anglican Church, Mr Lynn had in the later years of his life dissented from some of the phases of church life extant, and he not only wrote letters in our columns on that and related topics, but published occasional pamphlets, upon theological questions, the vigor of his mind in that direction remaining active to the last. As an early, settler here the deceased had opportunity to acquire a good deal of land within the City, and he has passed away at a ripe age, leaving behind a widow and a large family, to whom is left, with whatever material property there may be, the legacy of an honorable name, the outcome of a character as upright as his venerable form, with all its well-borne weight of more than four score years.[2]

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

  1. Dianne Campbell, Anglo-Irish Lawyers in Post Goldrush Ballarat, Masters Thesis, 2002, p.184.
  2. Ballarat Star, 18 September 1878.

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