James Lynch

Licensed Business Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1941 1942
  • Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912 (City of Sydney Archives LIB-00017635)

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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