Elizabeth Lynam (née Goodwin) 1671 – 1749
Wife of John Lynam 1676 – 1730
The will of Elizabeth Lynam née Goodwin b 1677 Shottle died 1749
In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Lynam of Heage in the parish of Duffield and County of Derby, widow, being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be given to almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my present and last will and Testament in manner form following that is to say first and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty hoping through the merits death and passion of Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiving of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executers hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me. I give and dispose thereof as followeth.
First I will that my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged,
Also I give and bequeath to my loving son John Lynam and my loving daughter, Elizabeth Wass and my loving daughter Phebe Burgain and my loving daughter Mary Syms and my loving daughter Ann Brown to everyone of them, the sum of one shilling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my loving son Thomas Lynam the possession of my farm with my landlords consent after my decease
All the rest and residue of my personal estate of what ever nature and quality soever I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Dorothy Lynam whom I nominate and appoint full and sole executrix of this my last will and testement revoking all former wills by me hereto made in witness whereof I do set my hand and seal this Third day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Six
Signed Elizabeth Lynam X her mark
Witnessed – John Shore, Jo Willatt
Probated 12/4/1749 Chesterfield to Dorothy Martin otherwise Lynam now the wife of Nemiah Martin