House of Lynn

Lynn of that Ilk

and Bard Pa Lein of Norway

A Word of Caution

Copyright 2014
Loretta Lynn Layman, Author of "Barony of Lynn", The Scottish Genealogist,

Vol. LVII No. 1, The Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh (March 2010)
ynneage @ comcast . net



There exists at a well-known, online genealogy database a family tree which purports to connect the Lynns of that Ilk of Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland to Bard Pa Lein born 1500 in Norway. Unfortunately, the company which owns that database neither requires nor verifies documentation for anything contained in family trees that have been contributed by its members.

In contrast - as discussed at the page Lynn of that Ilk - dozens of documents in the National Archives of Scotland and elsewhere prove that the Lynns of that Ilk:

(1) were in Ayrshire at least as early as 1296 and probably about 1204;

(2) were in Dalry, Ayrshire at least as early as 1310 and probably about 1204; and

(3) owned lands of Lynn in Dalry, as well as certain other Ayrshire properties, down through 1669.

Thus, the Lynns of that Ilk were in Ayrshire two to three centuries before, and remained in Ayrshire for nearly two centuries after, the birth of Bard Pa Lein in Norway.

Not only so, but never once in all the documents for the Lynns of that Ilk, which span more than four centuries, is their name found written as "Lein".

For more about the Lynns of that Ilk and their probable offspring in Ulster and America, see ...

Lynn of that Ilk
a/k/a Lords of Lynn

Andrew Lynn
and Ann Blair

Lynns of Londonderry,
Donegal and Tyrone
Dr. William Lynn
of Ulster and Virginia
Margaret Lynn Lewis and
The Valley Manuscript
Lynn or Linn ? Widney, Woodney, Udny Lynn History - Main



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