Marianna Lynn

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Marianne Beers (formerly Ferres) married Adam Loftus Lynn on 12 February 1833 at St Mullins Church , County Down, Ireland. They arrived in Sydney on 30 September 1850 on the Bargui. Lynn was admitted to the New South Wales Bar on 28 December 1850. He died on 17 September 1878 at Ballarat.[1] The Lynn's had ten children.

Martha Clendinning in her journal, written in 1906, mentions Adam Loftus Lynn.

(Towards the end)

During the few months that followed our arrival in Ballarat, some half dozen professional men arrived, and took up their residence there.
Just opposite our domicile, soon after we had camped on the Commissioner's Flat, we noticed a small tent, and on the front appeared in large letters, on a square of canvas the words "Adam Loftus Lynn, Solicitors." We laughed at the announcement. "As if the diggers had anything to go to law about," we exclaimed. After years told a different tale, when the field grew into a city, and as much law was practised as in any place of its size in the world.

However among the first were, of course, members of my husband's profession, and the magic letters – M. D. made their appearance, as they always do where ever large numbers of their fellow creatures assemble together, and are certain, sooner or later to require their assistance.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Adam Loftus Lynn was registered as a freemason in Ballarat, but there is no information about his Lodge or initiation dates. [3]

Dora Lynn the second daughter of Adam Loftus Lynn was married by the Reverend Mr Potter at her parent’s residence in Ballarat on 12 December 1854. She married Arthur Kirk, the youngest son of Rupert Kirk of New South Wales. [4]


See also

Martha Clendinning

Ballaarat Old Cemetery

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1. Dianne Campbell, Anglo-Irish Lawyers in Post Goldrush Ballarat, Masters Thesis, 2002, p.184.
  2. Martha Clendinning’s journal published early in 1906 as ‘Recollections of Ballarat: Lady’s Life at the Diggings Fifty Years Ago’ provides a first-hand account of a lady’s life on the diggings. Her journal is a vehicle through which women of the gold fields are given a voice that is rarely heard.
  3. Dorothy Wickham, Freemasons Lists 1853-2013
  4. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, BHS Publishing, 2009.

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