Robert Lynam was an English cleric, schoolteacher, writer and editors
The son of Charles Lynam, a spectacle-maker of the parish of Saint Alphage, London Wall, he was born in London on 14 April 1796.
He was admitted to Christ"s Hospital in March 1806, leaving in 1814, and graduated Bachelor of Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1818, Master of Arts
In 1821. He was ordained deacon in 1820, priest in 1821. Lynam was appointed assistant mathematical master at Christ"s Hospital in 1818, and was promoted in 1820 to be fourth grammar master—a post which he resigned in 1832 for that of assistant chaplain and secretary to the Magdalene Hospital. He was Saint Matthew"s day preacher at Christ"s Hospital in 1821 and 1835, and was subsequently curate and lecturer of Cripplegate Without until his death in Bridgewater Square, London, on 12 October 1845.