Thomas Hyland Lynch

Author: Unknown

Publication Date: 1964

Edited: 2021


The Guelph Mercury of Feb. 7, 1907, records the death, at 78, of Thomas Hyland Lynch, the first male child born in Guelph. For 40 years he was High County Constable and Sheriff’s bailiff for Sheriffs' Grange and Gow. He was also a member of the fire department, serving under Chief McTague in the early 1870s. In 1855, he married Bridget Nash. In 1893, he and his wife moved to Toronto where she died on Oct. 18, 1905. The year previously they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. As of 1907, their children were:

- John, in Chicago
- Francis and Richard, in Toronto
- Thomas at 46 Paisley Road, Guelph
- Mrs. James Robertson, in Toronto
- Mrs. Ed. McKeague, in Toronto
- Mrs. John Walker, in Toronto

In addition, their two nephews, Thomas Lynch and Edward Carroll, also lived in Guelph.

Father Connolly, S. J. gave solemn rites for the dead.

Lynch is buried at Guelph Cemetery.