James Lynam 1756 – 1792

James Lynam died in a pit accident 5 January 1792 aged thirty-five. He did not leave a will, Letters of Administration were given to his widow Elizabeth (née Bowmer)

At Ufton Hall 25/4/1792
Appeared personally Elizabeth Lynam and suggested that James Lynam late of Heage, in the parish of Duffield in the County of Derby and the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, Yeoman, deceased, died upwards of 14 days ago, Intestate, and she is the Widow and relict of the aforesaid deceased and entitled to administration of his personal estate. Wherefore his praysed then found to be granted to her the said Elizabeth Lynam which the surrogate aforesaid on her giving good security and taking the usual oath committed and granted to her accordingly
She being duly sworn and that the deceased Personal estate does in value not amount to the sum of £300
Before me T Buckeridge. SNR
J. Fletcher

Know all men by these presents that Mistress Elizabeth Lynam of Heage in the County of Derby Widow, John Bowmer in the parish of Crich in the said County of Derby, Yeoman and Joseph Hepworth of the parish of South Wingfield also in the parish of Derby, Yeoman, withheld and held and firmly bound to Richard Smallbroke Doctor of Law Vicar General of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry in five Hundred and Forty Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Richard Smallbroke or to his certain attorney, his executor, administrator or assignees.
To which payment will and truly to be made and obliged ourselves and every one of us by her or himself for the whole our and every one of our heirs executors and administrators firmly be these presents sealed with our seals,
Dated the 25th day of April in the thirty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain,France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith and so forth.
And in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Two
The condition of the obligation is such that if the above bounden Elizabeth Lynam, Administrix of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of her late husband James Lynam attested do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of he the said Elizabeth Lynam or into the hands of possession of any person or persons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of Bishops Court at Lichfield at or before the last day of July next, ongoing and the same goods chattels and credits and all other the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Elizabeth Lynam or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do willand truly administer to Law.
And further do make or cause to be made a true and just attempt of her said administration at or before the last day of April 1793 and all the and residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrators attempt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges by his or their decree or sentence. Pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the late Act of Parliament made in two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second instituted an Act for the better settling of intestate estates shall limit and appoint.
And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making a request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Elizabeth Lynam above bounden being therein required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration. Approbation of such testaments being first had and made in the said Court then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and measure.
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of W. Jackson, N Dob
Seal & Signed: Elizabeth Lynam, John Bowmer, Joseph Hepworth