James Lynam 1696 – 1664
The will of James Lynam of Pilsley, made in 1761 probated 1764.
In the name of God amen. I James Lynam of Pilsley in the parish of North Wingfield and County of Derby Wheelwright, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be almighty God for the same do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, First I will that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged,
I likewise give and bequeath in trust unto my executor hereafter named the possession and occupation of all my house, lands, goods, Cattle and chattles, situated lying and being in Pilsley aforesaid, on condition that they bring up my two children James and Hannah Lynam each to full age of twenty one years in a good biddable and christian name and I give and bequeath unto my son James Lynam when he arrived at the full age of twenty one years, all my lands, house, goods, and chattles now in my possession at or belonging to my present dwelling at Pilsley aforesaid, excepting the best bed, now in my said dwelling house which I ordain and appoint to be given to my said daughter Hannah Lynam when she comes to full age of twenty one years.
I also name and appoint that my said son James Lynam pay unto my said daughter Hannah Lynam out of my said lands at Pilsley aforesaid the full sum of eighty pounds of good and lawful money of England when she my said daughter is come to the full age of twenty one years without any delay or deduction whatsoever and I further ordain and appoint my loving wife Hannah Lynam shall enjoy and have a homestead or place of abode at my said house at Pilsley aforesaid with a reasonable and Christian maintenance so long as my said son James Lynam shall agree thereto, and if my said wife Hannah Lynam and my said son James Lynam shall at any time find it necessary to separate, part from each other, my said son James Lynam shall pay unto my said loving wife Hannah Lynam the sum of three pounds per annum during the term of her natural life to be paid at two half yearly payments the first of which payments shall be made the first twenty fifth day of March or Twenty ninth day September whichsoever shall first happen after such separation.
And I do Herby nominate and appoint my said loving wife Hannah Lynam and my brother in law John Brown my full and sole executors of this my last will and Testament and I do give and allow unto my said brother in law John Brown all reasonable charges for his trust and love in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty second day of February in the year of our lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty one
Signed James Lynam
signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Thomas Hilton, Samuel Hurt, Sarah Sheppard
Probated at Chesterfield 2 May 1764 to Hannah Lynam widow