Simon Lynde

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Simon Lynde Immigrant Ancestor see FAMILY TREE
Born: Jun/1624  baptized at St Andrews, London, England

 

   
Married: 22/Feb/1652 Boston, Suffolk, MA

 

   
Died: 22/Nov/1687 Boston, Suffolk, MA    

see photo of Simon's brother, Benjamin Lynde

FATHER

Enoch Lynde

MOTHER

Elizabeth Digby

WIFE

Hannah Newgate

CHILDREN

1. Samuel Lynde b. 01/Dec/1653

2. Simon Lynde b. 27/Sep/1655

3. Nathaniel Lynde b. 22/Nov/1659

4. Elizabeth Lynde b. 25/Mar/1662

5. Joseph Lynde b. 02/Aug/1664

6. Benjamin Lynde b. 22/Sep/1666

7. Simon Lynde b. 03/Nov/1668

8. Hannah Lynde b. 19/May/1670

9. Sarah Lynde b. 25/May/1672

10. Enoch Lynde b. 27/Jan/1674

11. James Lynde b. 24/Nov/1676

From Family Histories and Genealogies by Edward Elbridge Salisbury, 1892

"Simon's father, Enoch Lynde, was a shipping merchant in the Netherlands engaged in foreign trade and he was also connected with the postal service between England and Holland.  Simon Lynde was only twelve when his father died and he was brought up by his widowed mother, who was in communication with her wealthy and influential Digby relatives. He was presented by John Digby first Earl of Bristol to King Charles I, to offer his allegiance.

"He came to New England in 1650, and , in February 1652, after a brief visit to the old country in the interval, married Hannah daughter of Mr. John Newdigate, who died December 20, 1684. Simon Lynde made his home, on his marriage, in the house of his father-in-law Newdigate, to which he made a large and handsome addition, "a fair large structure." This house stood on the corner of Hanover street and Wing's Lane, now Elm street; and there his son Samuel so resided with his family."
From Washburn's Sketches of the Judicial History of Massachusetts, pp 85-87


"During the more than thirty years of his life in the colony ---" he "was a person of prominence, and acquired large landed possessions in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1686 he was appointed, under President Dudley, one of the Assistant Justices of the Court of Pleas and Sessions (the first colonial Court established after the vacating of the colonial charter), and, in the following year, one of the Justices Assistant of the Superior Court, with Samuel Shrimpton and Charles Lidgett. He died on the 22d of November 1687, possessed of a large estate."From page vi of Lynde Diaries "During the more than thirty years of his life in the colony, (Simon) was a person of prominence, and acquired large landed possessions in Massachusetts, Connecticut,, and Rhode Island. In 1686 he was appointed, under President dudley, one of the Assistant Justices of the Court of Pleas and Sessions, and, in the following year, one of the Justices Assistnat of the Superior Court.


"With his training and transatlantic connection, Simon prospered. In 1666 he was one of a group of men who signed a petition in favor of acknowledging 'the King's Authority.' In fact there was quite a large and respectable party in Massachusetts which had grown upset with the local government, best described as a theocracy. --- The Massachusetts Bay Colony was not know for its religious tolerance. People who held non-conforming opinions wer whipped, fined, imprisoned, banished - unreasonable persecuted. Simon Lynde was brave enough to let some Anabaptists meet in one of his houses in 1674. Perhaps his Dutch ancestry or experiences in his business made him more lenient. -- Simon owned three of the 26 origianl lots of Freetown (later set off to become part of Fall River) and gave them to his first son Samuel."


From the bible of Simon Lynde which was given to him by his mother, Elizabeth Digby Lynde. This entry was made by one of his children.
"My hon Father Simon Lynde Esq was born June 1624; was contracted to my hon mother, then Hannah Newdigate, in Feb 1651, and was married to her unpon his return from England Feb 1652; and dyed 22 Nov 1687, aged 63 years."
From Family Histories and Genealogies by Edward Elbridge Salisbury, 1892
This is from a pedigree written from the knowledge of Chief Justice Benjamin Lynde, youngest son of Simon Lynde.
"Simon Lynde Esq: born in Lond June 1624 Serv'd to a merch in Lond, Mr. Delanay, after went into Holland and Keept his books in Y Dutch tongue; he came to Bost: in N. Eng. 1650, married feb. 1652, and lived a merch in Boston; 1686 he was made a Justice for County of Suffolk; dyed 22 Nov. 1687, aged 63 yrs. 5 m."

 

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