Still no connection...
My father, his uncle, John Fynn, and his Aunt "Cissy" all had the memory that the family used to assert that they were related to a Henry Francis Fynn "a trader in South Africa". Aunt "Cissy" used to speak, darkly, of "hidden Treasure" in South Africa and that her step father, John Fynn, used to receive regular payments from that country. We have read various books:
All liberally refer to Henry Francis Fynn or to be more accurate to all three Henry Francis Fynns!
Taking averages we find that Henry Francis Fynn I was born in Ireland (?Donegal) in about 1779. He later married an Elizabeth Capstick (Bn: c.1781 in Wales) and they had a number of children:
There appear to be many other members of the dynasty of the first HFF in South Africa including one who married Vundlase, ruler of the iziNkumbe. They had a child Charlie Fynn who succeeded as ruler of that tribe in 1882.
Henry Francis Fynn III became a Magistrate and also involved himself in trying to stop the Zulu War before it started.
We cannot find any connection yet with the Cambridge Fynns but they speak of relatives in the north of Ireland who were visited by my Grandfather and grandmother.
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In August 2002 we received an email from a descendant of Henry Francis Fynn which we have attached: Click on: Email from HFF Descendant
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