House of Lynn

Book Cover for Lynneage 

"Lynneage - The Lynns, Linns, and Linds of Scotland and Ulster"

Including these variant spellings: Lean, Lein, Len, Lena, Lenna, Lennie, Leyne, Lin, Lind, Line, Linn, Linne, Linnie, Lyn, Lynd, Lyne, Lynn, Lynne, and Lynny - See About Surnames.

Loretta Lynn Layman © 2010  -  OUT OF PRINT - SEE INSTEAD BOOK CHAPTERS ON CDs.


Format and Organization:

“Lynneage ...” is hard-bound with 500+ pages on 8.5 x 11 paper.  The cover is blue with gold lettering.  The book is divided into 11 chapters – 1 for each of the 10 regions of Scotland and 1 for Ulster, Ireland.  Most of those regions are further divided into counties and parishes. Records appear partly in narrative accounts (where there is a great deal to say about a particular person or family) and partly in chronologies (where records of persons or families range in length from a couple of lines to a paragraph or so).  Included are families about whom there is significant history (see CDs).  There also are 39 genealogies varying in length from 3 to 15 generations and averaging 5 generations each.

Types of Records Included:

Historical records for Scotland include, among other sources: extracts of birth, marriage, death, and census records; extracts (and a few transcripts) of testaments; records of apprenticeships and burgesses; records of the Privy Council of Scotland; abstracts of protocol books; records from town, burgh, and parish histories of Scotland; records from church, abbey, and university histories; and information from various peerage accounts and the papers of notable families with whom Lynns had dealings.

Records for Ulster include extracts from, among others: the 1630 Donegal muster roll; the 1642-1703 Register of Derry Cathedral; Pender’s 1659 Census of Ireland; 1663 Donegal hearth money rolls; the 1766 religious census; the 1796 flax growers list; 1795-1863 Londonderry marriages; the 1801 statistical survey of Donegal; 1850-69 Derryloran, County Tyrone marriages; County Down gravestone inscriptions; Griffiths Valuation; freeholders/voters lists; will calendars and indices; a Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Vols. I & II; Rev. Hill’s “Historical Account of the Plantation of Ulster”; and “The Ulster Plantation in the Manor of Dunnalong [County Tyrone] 1610-70”.

Additional Content:

Finally, concerning Lynns in Scotland, the book also includes several ancient poems and folktales (and one original poem); two coats of arms (1 from a book published in 1795 and 1 from a 1645 gravestone), an image which includes the signatures of three Linn brothers of a family of country lairds in Galloway; photographs and lithographs of places owned by or associated with Lynns or Linns; and photographs of ancient Scottish coins which relate to significant periods of Scottish history during the lifetimes of various members of the family.  Some images are in color.

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