John Lynam 1677 – 1730

The will of John Lynam died 16/10/1730

In the name of God amen. I John Lynam of Heage in the parish of Duffield and county of Derby, weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be, therefore given to almighty God do make and ordain this my present last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping through the merits of death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to this oath, 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 dispose therefore of as followeth
first I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharges.
item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Lynam the sum of 1/-
item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Jonathan Wass sum of 1/-
item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Phebe Lynam sum of 1/-
item:I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Lynam 1/-
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Lynam sum of 1/-
item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Lynam sum of 1/-
item I give an bequeath unto my son Thomas Lynam sum of 1/-
all the rest of my goods chattles and personal estate of what nature and quality whatsoever I do give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Lynam while so she continues in the same name but if she alter her name I give and bequeath all my personal estate whatsoever unto all my children afore mentioned to be equally divided among them paying my loving wife the sum of 1/-.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my loving wife afore mentioned and my loving friend Thomas Syms full and sole executers of this my last will and Testament and I do revoke all former wills and testaments by me hereafter named in witness whereof I the said John Lynam to this my last will and Testament contained on one sheet of paper have set by my hand and seal at the bottom thereof this twenty fifth day of March In the third year Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith Anno Domini 1729
Signed, John Lynam X his mark
signed sealed and published by the testator to be the last will and Testament of the testator in the presence of, Thomas Syms X his mark, Jo. Willott

INVENTORY OF JOHN LYNAM’S GOODS CHATTELS TAKEN 25 April 1730

A perfect inventory of the goods and chattles and cattle of John Lynam of Heage, lately deceased taken and valued and appraised by us whose names as subscribed thus 25th day of April Anno Domini 1730

Impris his apparel
15s 0d
4 fire stones 1s 4d
1 table & 4 forms & chairs & stools 4s 6d
1 lambsottle & 1 iron pot & skittle 6s 4d
pewter & old kit & some pigirons & spoons 3s 9d
In the parlour  
beadstead & a chest & kneading tub 7s 5d
In the chamber over the parlour  
bedstead & bedding to it an old table 13s 4d
In the chamber over the house  
bedstead & bedding to it and a chair some bacon £1 1s 11d
pots, pantion and a churn 2s 1d
some sheep and 2 old cows and calves and a stirk £8 3s 2d
3 old horses and pack saddles & gears £3 15s 0d
corn & hay £1 13s 0d
a pig 13s 1d
lumber ware unseen & not praised 9s 5d
TOTAL £18 9s 2d
Praisers, Thomas Argyle, Thomas Symes, Thomas Ridge, Jos Willott