George Lynam 1791 – 1855

The last will and testament if me George Lynam of Crich in the County of Derby, Farmer, made this eighth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and fifty five.

I will and direct that my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and discharged out of my personal estate .

I give and bequeath all my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after payment as aforesaid unto my two friends John Hydes and Thomas Ward both of Crich aforesaid therein executors and administrators

In trust nevertheless to make or make sale of all my personal estate and after payment aforesaid to invest the proceeds of such sale as they may think most proper and pay the interest thereof unto my present wife Elizabeth Lynam and if that is not sufficient to pay and apply such portion of the principle monies unto my said wife for and toward the maintenance of herself and the maintenance and education of my children, namely, Mary Lynam, James Lynam, John Lynam, Thomas Lynam, and Joseph Lynam.
I bequeath all the rest and residue of the said principle monies (ifany) unto and equally amongst all them my said children before mentioned equally share and share alike the children of a deceased father or mother to take their fathers or mothers share equally.
And I will that my said trustees and executors be paid in a reasonable manner for their trouble and expenses attending the execution of the trusts hereby in their repose, and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said John Hydes and Thomas Ward, trustees and executors of this my will as witness my hand the day and first before written
Signed by the said George Lynam the Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses: John Hydes, Wilfred Hall

An application 9th April 1856 let Probate of this will be granted to John Hydes on of the executors a power being reserved for Thomas Ward the other executor therein named to prove in like manner,
He being duly sworn as also that the personal estate will not amount to£100
Signed G H Law Surrogate: Testator died 9th Dec 1855

Probate
In the Bishops Court at Lichfield for the goods of George Lynam deceased.
Appeared personally: John Hydes of Crich in the Country of Derby, Frame Work Knitter, one of the executors named in the last will and testament of the said George Lynam late of Crich in the Country of Derby, Farmer, deceased who died on or about the Ninth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, made oath that the estate and effects of the said deceased, is under the value of £100
Signed ninth April 1856 John Hydes and GH Law Surrogate