H. F. B. Lynch

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Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch
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Member of Parliament for Ripon
In office
Personal details
Born (1862-04-18)April 18, 1862
Died November 24, 1913(1913-11-24) (aged 51)
Calais, France
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Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch, MA, FRGS (18 April 1862 – 24 November 1913) was a British traveller, businessman, and Liberal Member of Parliament.[1]


Lynch was the only son of the Mesopotamian explorer Thomas Kerr Lynch, of a landed Irish family based at Partry House, County Mayo, and Harriet Taylor, the daughter of Colonel Robert Taylor, a British political resident at Baghdad, and his Armenian wife. He was educated at Eton College, the University of Heidelberg,[2] and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] Although called to the bar from the Middle Temple in 1887, he eschewed a career in law in favour of working for his family business, Lynch Brothers, a commercial firm founded in Baghdad in 1841 which exported goods from Britain to Mesopotamia. He became the company's chairman in 1896.

Lynch was admitted as a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers of the City of London in 1888.

Lynch was elected at the 1906 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ripon, but was defeated at the January 1910 general election.[3]

He died of pneumonia at Calais in 1913.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Lynch, Henry Finnis Blosse (LNC880HF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b 'Mr. H. F. B. Lynch', The Times, 26 November 1913, p. 11
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 444. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Lloyd Wharton
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
E. F. L. Wood