(1791-1865), army officer, was born in Buenos Aires, the second
son of Justo Pastor Lynch
(1755-1830) and Ana Bernardo de Roo y Cabezas (d.1836).
Benito Antonio Lynch joined the Spanish forces and was at
the battle of Cape Trafalgar. He returned to Buenos Aires,
and fought in the war of independence. Lynch retired from
active service but on 17 July 1816 he was responsible for
military training of four civil artillery companies. On 2
august 1813 Benito Antonio Lynch married Benita Tellechea
in Buenos Aires. He died on 6 January 1865.
Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su Actuación y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987),
- Decisions of the Buenos Aires City Council, Archivo General
de la Nación, Series IV, Vol. VII, Sections LXXIV
to LXXIX, years 1816 and 1817 (Buenos Aires, 1930).