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Rachel Lynde
Biographical information


Also known as

Mrs. Lynde
Mrs. Rachel

Physical information


Hair colour


Skin colour


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

Lynde family

Clubs and societies

Ladies' Aid Society

Religious views


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.


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.


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

Physical appearance


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

Behind the scenes



Patricia Hamilton


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