Martin Stirling Lynch
Drover & Blacksmith

Martin Stirling Lynch was born in Geelong Victoria on the 3rd July 1851. His parents were Martin Lynch & Margaret Lynch Nee Baird.

 

Martin married Charlotte Ann Atwell in 1881. Charlotte was born in Ballan, Victoria on the 12th November 1853.

 

Martin's occupation was recorded as being a drover.

In 1912, Martin established a blacksmith, Farrier & wheelwright business on the corner of Ballarat Rd & Hampshire Rd, Sunshine.

 

Martin and Charlotte had 11 children, Martin Baird (b1882 d4/7/1969), Alice Caroline (b30/10/1883 d30/10/1970), Ethel Charlotte (b25/1/1885 d9/5/1965), Maude Ellen (b1887 d1955), Margaret "Maggie" Mary (b1/7/1888 d1970), Myrtle Daisy (b1892 d1971), Nugent Stirling (b1894 d1894), Jessie Cecelia (b7/11/1896 d7/12/1977), Ruby Atwell (b1899 d2/10/1966) & Grace Miranda (b7/3/1900 d22/3/1989).

 

Martin’s son Martin Baird followed in his father’s footsteps becoming at first a blacksmith before taking over the operations of his father’s business.

 

With the introduction of the motor car, Martin Baird had to diversify his business to service the increasing demand for car maintenance, repairs & fuel. His horse shoeing business was closed in 1950.

 

Martin Stirling died on the 25th June 1932 at his daughter’s Myrtle Daisy Hyett Nee Lynch residence, 32 Sydney St Sunshine, aged 81. He was buried at the Footscray Cemetery beside his wife Charlotte Ann Lynch Nee Atwell. She had previously died on the 6th January 1924 at their Chapman St residence in Sunshine, aged 71.

 

Martin Baird married Amelia May Montgomery in 1913. They had five children, Martin Montgomery "Monty" (b1/10/1914 d15/9/1944), Ronald Reid (b11/6/1916 d4/2/1991), Alvan Baird (b1917 d3/3/2005), Albert William “Jim” (b9/12/1919 d9/1/2009) & Lillian (b3/9/1926 d17/4/2018).

 

Martin Baird two sons Martin Montgomery “Monty” and Ronald Reid also followed their father’s trade as blacksmiths, thus making three generation working as blacksmiths.

 

All four of Martin Baird’s sons joined up with the services during WW2, Martin Montgomery “Monty”, Ronald Reid and Albert William “Jim” served with the Army and Alvin Lynch with the Merchant Navy.

 

Martin Montgomery "Monty" was captured by the Japanese. He was a POW on board the Japanese ship SS Rakuyo Maru when it was sunk on the morning of 12th September 1944 by a US submarine in the South China Sea.

 

Martin Baird died at Footscray on the 4th July 1969, aged 87. His wife Amelia died 3 months later on the 29th September 1969, aged 83. Both Martin & Amelia were cremated at the Altona Cemetery and they share a memorial position with their son Ronald Reid Lynch & daughter Lillian Kortus Nee Lynch.

 

The M.B. Lynch Gardens in Hampshire Rd has been named after Martin Baird Lynch.

 

1900 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1901 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1903 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1904 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1905 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1906 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1907 Martin St Braybrook West Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1910 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1911 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1912 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1913 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1914 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1914 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1915 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1915 Clarke St Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1916 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1916 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1916 Clarke St Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1917 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1917 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1917 Clarke St Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1918 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1918 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1919 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1919 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1920 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1920 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1920 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1921 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1921 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1921 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1922 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1922 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1922 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1923 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1923 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1923 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1924 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1924 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1924 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1925 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1925 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1925 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1926 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1926 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1926 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1927 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith

1927 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1927 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1928 Ballarat Rd Braybrook South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith & Motor Service

1928 Hampshire Rd Braybrook East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1928 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1929 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith & Motor Service

1929 87 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1929 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1930 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith & Motor Service

1930 87 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1930 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1931 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Blacksmith & Motor Service

1931 87 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1931 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1933 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor service

1933 87 Chapman St Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Stirling

1933 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1935 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1935 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1938 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1938 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1940 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1940 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1942 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side  Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1942 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1945 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1945 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1950 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird - Motor Garage

1950 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1955 485 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Ronald Reid

1955 487-489 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird & Sons - Service Station

1955 40a Forrest St Sunshine North Side Lynch, Albert William

1955 352 Hampshire Cres Sunshine Lynch, Michael

1955 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1960 485 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Ronald Reid

1960 487-489 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird & Sons - Service Station

1960 352 Hampshire Cres Sunshine Lynch, Alvan Baird

1960 354 Hampshire Rd Sunshin East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1965 485 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Ronald Reid

1965 487-489 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird & Sons - Service Station

1965 352 Hampshire Cres Sunshine Lynch, Alvan Baird

1965 372 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1970 485 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Ronald Reid

1970 487-489 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird & Sons Pty Ltd - Service Station

1970 352 Hampshire Cres Sunshine Lynch, Alvan Baird

1970 372 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

1974 485 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Ronald Reid

1974 487-489 Ballarat Rd Sunshine South Side Lynch, Martin Baird & Sons Pty Ltd - Service Station

1974 352 Hampshire Cres Sunshine Lynch, Alvan Baird

1974 372 Hampshire Rd Sunshine East Side Lynch, Martin Baird

 

Ref: S&DH Newsletter June 2021

Ref: Sands & McDougall Directories

Photos: S&DHS

Photos: Ancestry

Lynch's Blacksmith Shops Ballarat Rd Photo 01.jpg
Martin Lynch Garage.jpg
Martin Striling Lynch 1851 & Charlotte Ann Lynch Nee Atwell 1853 Photo 01.jpg
Charlotte Ann Lynch Nee Atwell 1853 Photo 01.jpg
Martin Montgomery “Monty” Lynch 1914 Photo 01.jpg