Hi, Loretta. I'm copying some of my other post here for you to see.
I thought that David Lynn was the son of Andrew Lynn b.ca 1610-20 Loch Lynn Scotland & Ann Blair b. ca 1610 Auldmuir,Blair,Ayrshire,Scotland. I also assumed Ann Blair was the daughter of Gavin Blair & Isabel Crawford.
I'm wondering if David's possible first or middle name of William is adding to the confusion. I've also read that David was originally known as 'David Cameron', but was later called David Lynn "after he fled Scotland for Ireland".Confusing, to say the least.
Here are my assorted notes:
The Lynns of Cunningham Dist, Ayrshire, Scotland were of the Boyd clan. According to web page appalachian home.tripod.com David was David Cameron, "Laird of Loch Linnhe" in Scotland. He was born betw 1640-1645 in Scotland. He was of the Presbyterian faith and was forced to flee Scotland for Ulster, Ireland due to religious persecution. He was known as David of Lynn. He's also been called William David Lynn.
David and wife (Margaret?) had the following children:
-Sarah Lynn b: Abt 1670 in either Scotland or Springfield Manor, Clondevaddock Parish, Barony Of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland married Henry Patton. Died Newton Limavady,Ulster,Donegal Co, Ireland.I do know the Patton's lived near Linnhe, Scotland.
-William Lynn b: Abt 1672 in, Loch Lynn, Scotland. Married Margaret Patton.Died 1727-9 in Virginia, USA
-Margaret Lynn b: betw 1674-1680 in Kilmacrenan, Donegal. Married John Lewis. Died 1773-1775 at Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia, USAIt's said she had a diary entry saying she was the granddaughter of the Laird of Lynn.
-From " Coming to America; A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons" by C. L. Patton,Springfield, Illinois, 1954: "The earliest known progenitors of the Patton Pioneers in America were of scotch origin, living in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, in the vicinity of Loch Linnhe."
-There is a William Lyne in the 1654 survey of Ulster living in the parish of Clondevaddock, where the Pattons lived at Croaghan House, Tamney. I understand his father was Andrew Lynn born in Scotland c. 1620.
-These references to Lines in Ayrshire include Andrew Linn who gave “sasine” of lands of Highless to the Laird of Hunterston in 1452 AD, Jhone of Leyn who witnessed a summons to court in 1495 AD, and Elizabeth (Bessie) Lyn, heiress of David Lyn, who is noted in receiving her father's estate in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Source: The Surnames of Scotland, by George F. Black, New York Public Library, Actor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundation, 1946, pp. 446 -447)
-From the book "SOME PROMINENT VIRGINIA FAMILIES" page 643,
"That John Lewis went to Scotland and married Margaret, the daughter of Lord Lynn, who lived on Loch (Lake) Lynn.
Page 622 of the same book it says " IV. Col Andrew Lewis 4 John 3,Andrew 2,William 1), son of John Lewis (Pioneer) and Margaret Lynn, daughter of the Laird of Loch Lynn, chieftain of the once powerful Clan of Loch Lynn...."