William Lynch (diplomat)
William Lynch (ca. 1730 – 25 August 1785) was a British diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1762 and 1774.
In September 1768 Lynch was appointed envoy extraordinary to the court of Turin and served from 1769 to 1776. He was made a Knight of the Bath, and a privy counsellor.
Lynch lived at The Groves at Staple, Kent, where he made great improvements: adding two wings to the house and adding a new front of stucco. He built up a collection of pictures. He created parkland in the grounds and made extensive plantations.
Lynch married Mary Coke, daughter of Edward Coke of Canterbury, but had no issue.
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- Jeremy Black British diplomats and diplomacy, 1688-1800
- Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 438–445. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 58
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