Erasmus Lynam 1783 – 1863
The will of Erasmus Lynam born 12/10/1783 Duffield died 1/3/1863Hazlewood
This is the last Will and Testament of me Erasmus Lynam of Hazlewood in the County of Derby, Labourer.
First I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of my personal property.
I give and bequeath to nephew John Lynam my Copyhold house, gardens and buildings thereunto belonging situated in Hazlewood in the County of Derby for his life, allowing my sister Dorothy Lowe to live therein the remaining part of her life rent free.
I give and bequeath unto my nephew to John Lynam for his life all my freehold lands lying in Hazlewood in the County of Derby, to enjoy the rents, produce and profits arising from the same with this exception, not to cut down or sell any timber growing thereon.
I give and bequeath at the decease of my nephew John Lynam all my rent property situated in Hazlewood in the County of Derby aforesaid unto my nephew Erasmus Lynam son of William Lynam for his life and at his decease unto his heirs, never the less allowing my sister Dorothy Lowe if then living to remain in the house for her life rent free.
I give and bequeath all my personal property of whatsoever nature or kind and wheresoever the same may be at the time of my decease after the aforesaid just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid, satisfied and discharged unto my 6 nieces
Ruth Elliott to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike to be paid to them at the expiration of twelve months after my decease.
And I do hereby make, ordain constitute and appoint my friend JohnWebster of Hazlewood in the County of Derby, Farmer, sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Thirteen day of February in the year of our Lord OneThousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Three
Signed Erasmus Lynam X his mark
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Erasmus Lynam as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other and being both present at the same time have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Proved the 15th day of January 1864 by the oath of John Webster the sole executor named in the Will, he having been first sworn duly to administer.
Effect under £200
Probate extracted by the executor in person.
Buried at St John's Hazlewood plot D22 with nephew John Lynam and John’s wife Eliza nee Silcock