Conlaw (sometimes Conlan) Lynch was born in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland in 1790. In 1850, he was living with his wife Ellen/Eleanor b. Ireland in Chesterfield, South Carolina. At that time he enslaved seven human beings, the oldest man was 75 and the youngest, a baby boy aged one.
Conlaw Lynch was the father of Patrick Lynch 1817-1882 who went on to become the Roman Catholic Bishop of Charleston. Patrick Lynch was the main beneficiary of William McKenna who died in 1859. His inheritance comprised enslaved people.
(all sources accessed 13 Sept. 2023)
1850 US Federal Census Chesterfield, SC
1850 Slave Schedule
Patrick Lynch, beneficiary of William McKenna
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