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Rachel Lynde
Biographical information
Born

1820s

Also known as

Mrs. Lynde
Mrs. Rachel

Physical information
Gender

Female

Hair colour

Grey

Skin colour

Fair

Family information
Family members
  • Thomas Lynde (husband)
  • Eliza Lynde (daughter)
  • 11 childen
  • Eliza's son (grandson)
  • Eliza's husband (son-in-law)
Affiliation
Family

Lynde family

Clubs and societies

Ladies' Aid Society

Religious views

Presbyterian

Political party

Liberal[1] (supporter)

"If you went to your own room at midnight, locked the door, pulled down the blind, and sneezed, Mrs. Lynde would ask you the next day how your cold was!"
Anne Shirley about Rachel.[src]

Rachel Lynde was a friend of Marilla Cuthbert, Avonlea gossip and the wife of Thomas Lynde.

Biography

Early life

Rachel was born in the middle of 1820s probably in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. She was raised there and attended school at the age of six. Rachel had a schoolmate who was redheaded and after some time her hair colour turned to auburn.

Marriage with Thomas Lynde

In middle of 1840s, when she was 18 years old, she married Thomas Lynde. They had twelve children together, two of which died a young age. In 1858, they moved to new house which they named Lynde's Hollow.

Anne's arrival

Two weeks after Anne's arrival Rachel came to Green Gables, to know her. She said that Anne was ugly. Anne was angry and said that she hate Rachel. Rachel was horrified and leave Green Gables. On the next evening Anne apologize by her. She forgave Anne.

Thomas' death

Rachel's husband died in June 1883.

Life at Green Gables

Rachel moved in with Marilla after her husband died.

Personality

Rachel was outspoken and opinionated. Anne and Rachel got off on the wrong foot, but they eventually made peace with each other.

Physical appearance

Etymology

Rachel is a female given name of Hebrew origin and means ewe or female sheep.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

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Patricia Hamilton

Gallery

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 29 images of Rachel Lynde (view gallery).

Appearances

Book appearances

Short story appearances

Film appearances

TV series appearances

Stage appearances

Radio drama appearances

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