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Looking for birth records for Thomas Lyne (died Portsea 1855)

Query by VanessaHowell66


Can anyone help with the birth records for Thomas Lyne, he married Mary Patrick and lived in Portsea, he was Quarter Master on HMS Victory at the time of his death in 1855. Any information on him or his wives family would be most helpful.



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on 2013-10-31 07:44:06

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by VanessaHowell66 on 2013-10-31 13:48:17

I should have said but I have a detailed tree on Thomas and Mary on Ancestry, however the trail goes cold over their births, I know Thomas wasn't born in Portsea, although Mary Patrick snr was, she was married to a William Patrick, their daughter says she was born in Bow London, but if look on another census she ticks the box for being born overseas. It's a real mystery, the grandson Rear Admiral Thomas John Spence Lyne writes in his book that on his paternal side they are related to Thomas Lyne who Captained HMS Argus, he died in Westbourne Sussex, it tried but couldn't make a link another interesting fact is that Thomas Lyne (1800-1855) could read and write.
Thanks for your help

by JamesHicks on 2015-01-31 19:23:40

Hi Vanessa, I am trying to make the connection between rear admiral lyne and captain Thomas Lyne, Westbourne, (1769-1848) who captained the HMS Argus as the admiral mentioned in his memoir and was curious if you had discover it? Thx in advance, James

by VanessaHowell66 on 2015-02-03 06:39:14

Hi James
Sorry for the delay. I have a copy of the Rear Admiral Thomas John Spence Lyne's book and noted his connection the Lyne's of Westbourne, but I cannot find any link. The admiral's father was called William and he was born in Portsea to a naval family, his father Thomas Lyne died in 1855 at the time he was quarter master on HMS Victory, he was born in London, if you have access to ancestry I have a lot of information on my tree, including photographs of Thomas Lyne, his wife Mary Patrick , William and many more. I also have their navy records. I have contacted relatives of Westbourne Thomas Lyne trying to make the link but have had no success, although I haven't given up yet. I think if I could find out the parentage of Thomas Lyne who died in 1855 a lot of questions could be answered, his wife Mary Patrick was the daughter of mariner William Patrick and she was born in Bow London, although her mother Mary was born in Hampshire.
I'm going to look into the bastards of Westbourne, to see who's who, there could be a link there.
Sorry I couldn't help.


by kaymarks on 2015-04-10 02:22:16

Hello Vanessa,
I live in Australia and Thomas John Spence Lyne was a part of our family heritage. My maiden name is Catterall and we have our family history that puts him at the beginning of it. Are you a part of his family tree?

I have also been trying to locate a copy of his book but the ones I have found are very pricey. Do you know where I could get a copy that is a reasonable price?

Many thanks

by kaymarks on 2015-04-10 02:26:15

William John Lyne of Devon b: 1840 married Janet Margaret Reid b:1839. She was the daughter of Colin Reid of Cromerty Scotland. These are the parents of Thomas John Spence Lyne.

by VanessaHowell66 on 2015-04-10 06:15:20

Hi Kay,
Yes I'm related to Thomas John Spence Lyne, his father William was elder brother to my 2nd x great grand mother, Elizabeth Fanny Lyne, their parents were Thomas Lyne and Mary Patrick. If you have access to ancestry I have a lot of information on my tree, including photographs of Thomas Lyne, Mary Patrick, William Lyne, Janet Reid, their children and lots more. I also have various birth, marriage and death certificates, newspaper clippings etc.
I have a copy of Thomas' book, which I bought off ebay, it was £30 and is in excellent condition, have you tried just googling the title,sometimes small book sellers come up with copies.
If you need any help, i'd be happy to help you.
Best wishes

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