Wednesday, 4 March 2009

John Lynch, DD

John Lynch, DD (1734-1760)
Dean of Canterbury

Son of John Lynch, Esq. of Groves, by Sarah his wife, d. of Francis Head, of Rochester Esq. and Sarah Head.
He married Mary, daughter and heiress of the Most Revd. William Wake, D.D. Archbishop of Canterbury, descended from an ancient family in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Northamptonshire and left issue Sir William Lynch, K. B. and John Lynch, LL. D. archdeacon and prebendary of Canterbury.
The arms are of Lynch granted in 1572 to Lynch of Staple in Kent, Sable three lynches proper with the crest A Lynx passant proper.

Frank’s 18.963 – Early Jacobean Armorial

Sources: David S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. II, Heirloom & Howard Ltd.; 1st edition (2003), page 402;
'Parishes: Stalisfield', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 438-445. URL: - Date accessed: 09 February 2009.
Staple & The Downhamford Hundred