James Lynch

Licensed Business Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1941 1942

Family background

James Andrew Lynch was married Alice Mary Higgins in Gundagai in 1905. She died on 9 August 1942 only weeks before him. They had seven children, one of whom predeceased them.

Occupation & interests

James and Alice Lynch lived at 150 King Street, Newtown.

Community activity

James Lynch was a member of the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society, St Joseph’s Newtown Branch. He was a very active member of the St Josephs Catholic Church, and a supporter and donor to the foundation of the St Josephs Boys School.

Local government service

James Lynch was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1941-42, representing Enmore Ward. He was deputy mayor in 1942. He died in office.


‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October 1942, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17806973

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 1942, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17821461

‘A Tribute to our Pioneering Ancestors’: http://www.theycametheystayed.com/p309.htm#i11209


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