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Ancestry report for Simon Lynche, son of William Lynche and Cycily Lynche [Morton]

Simon Lynche was born circa 1495 the eldest son of William Lynche and, probably, Cicily Morton, the first of his three wives. The Lynches were wealthy members of the Cranbrook area having made their fortune as clothiers. William Lynch had been charged by John Blubery in his will of 1518 "to found a frescole howse for all the pour children of Cranbroke" and on William's death in 1539 Simon took on this responsibility. By 1564, after legal proceedings, Simon "for a certain consideration him thereunto moving" conveyed certain property to trustees for the perpetual maintenance of a grammar school at Cranbrook. This included a house called Blewberryes and a farm at Horsemonden. In 1573 Queen Elizabeth I visited Cranbrook when she granted a Charter to establish the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Cranbrook.

Simon Lynche had moved circa 1550 to Staple near Sandwich, which he represented in parliament in Queen Mary's reign, and afterwards to his seat at Groves. Simon married first Mary Roberts and then Joan Courthope with whom he had four sons and established the family and their descendants at Staple

Simon died in March 1573/4 and was buried in the Lynch Chancel at Staple on 5th March 1573/4.


See also The Early History of Cranbrook School.
Generation No. 1
1. Simon Lynche was the son of (2) William Lynche and (3) Cycily Lynche [Morton]. He was born c 1495; died Mar 1573/74 at Staple, Kent; buried 5th Mar 1573/74 at Lynch Chancel, Staple, Kent
He married (1) Mary Roberts on c 1530. She was born c 1500
He married (2) Joan Courthope on c 1535. She was born c 1500. They had the following children:
iWilliam who was born on c 1540; died 1619
iiJohn who was born on 1540 to 1560
iiiThomas who was born on 1540 to 1560
ivSymon who was born on 1540 to 1560
 
Generation No. 2
2. William Lynche was the son of (4) Simon Lynche and (5) Mercy Lynche [Roberts]. He was born c 1467; died before 3rd Dec 1539
He married (1) Cycily Morton on c 1492 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. She was born c 1470. They had the following children:
iSimon who was born on c 1495; died Mar 1573/74 Staple, Kent; buried 5th Mar 1573/74 Lynch Chancel, Staple, Kent
iiNicholas who was born on 1500 to 1525
iiiGearves who was born on 1500 to 1525
ivThomas who was born on 1500 to 1525
vWilliam who was born on 1500 to 1525
viElizabeth who was born on 1500 to 1525
viiKateryn who was born on 1500 to 1525
viiiAnne who was born on 1500 to 1525
ixRose who was born on 1500 to 1525
xNicholas who was born on 1500 to 1525
He married (2) Hendly on c 1509 at Staple, Kent. She was born c 1470
He married (3) Elizabeth Baker on c 1525. She was born c 1470. They had the following children:
iRobert who was born on 1527 Cranbrook, Kent
iiClemence who was born on 1530 Cranbrook, Kent
 
3. Cycily Lynche [Morton] She was born c 1470
She married William Lynche on c 1492 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. He was the son of Simon Lynche and Mercy Lynche [Roberts]. He was born c 1467; died before 3rd Dec 1539. They had the following children:
iSimon who was born on c 1495; died Mar 1573/74 Staple, Kent; buried 5th Mar 1573/74 Lynch Chancel, Staple, Kent
iiNicholas who was born on 1500 to 1525
iiiGearves who was born on 1500 to 1525
ivThomas who was born on 1500 to 1525
vWilliam who was born on 1500 to 1525
viElizabeth who was born on 1500 to 1525
viiKateryn who was born on 1500 to 1525
viiiAnne who was born on 1500 to 1525
ixRose who was born on 1500 to 1525
xNicholas who was born on 1500 to 1525
 
Generation No. 3
4. Simon Lynche, clothier was the son of (6) William Lynche and (7) Parnell (Petronilla) Lynche [Durham]. He was born 15th century; died before 11th Mar 1501
He married Mercy Roberts on 15th century. She was born 15th century, daughter of Walter Roberts and Margaret Penn. They had the following children:
iWilliam who was born on c 1467; died before 3rd Dec 1539
iiCatherine who was born on 15th century
iiiClemence who was born on 15th century
ivDorothy who was born on 15th century
 
5. Mercy Lynche [Roberts] She was born 15th century, daughter of Walter Roberts and Margaret Penn
She married Simon Lynche on 15th century. He was the son of William Lynche and Parnell (Petronilla) Lynche [Durham]. He was born 15th century; died before 11th Mar 1501. They had the following children:
iWilliam who was born on c 1467; died before 3rd Dec 1539
iiCatherine who was born on 15th century
iiiClemence who was born on 15th century
ivDorothy who was born on 15th century
 
Generation No. 4
6. William Lynche He was born 15th century; died before 24th Oct 1480
He married Parnell (Petronilla) Durham on 15th century. She was born 15th century. They had the following children:
iSimon who was born on 15th century; died before 11th Mar 1501
iiRalph who was born on 15th century; died before 15th Oct 1504
iiiDorothy who was born on 15th century
ivGodlief who was born on 15th century
 
7. Parnell (Petronilla) Lynche [Durham] She was born 15th century
She married William Lynche on 15th century. He was born 15th century; died before 24th Oct 1480. They had the following children:
iSimon who was born on 15th century; died before 11th Mar 1501
iiRalph who was born on 15th century; died before 15th Oct 1504
iiiDorothy who was born on 15th century
ivGodlief who was born on 15th century
 

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