John Lynam 1811 – 1896
In John’s will he left everything to Richard Potter (son of a local blacksmith) with provision for his sister Ann Lynam.
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Lynam of North Wingfield in the County of Derbyshire, Farmer.
I give and bequeath all my personal estate and effects unto Richard Potter the Younger of Clay Cross in the said County of Derby, pattern maker, upon trust to allow my sister Ann Lynam to have the use of my household furniture and effects and to pay to her weekly the sum of five shillings, for and during her natural life and from and after the decease of the said Ann Lynam.
I give and bequeath all that remains of my estate and effects unto my nephew Joseph Lynam of North Wingfield aforesaid, Collier, absolutely and appoint the said Richard Potter sole executor of this my will
In witness I the said John Lynam have hereunto set my hand this 31st day July 1895
signed John Lynam X his mark
Signed by the said John Lynam the testator a and for his last will and testament in writing in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses and previous thereto the same was read over to him by me the undersigned Alfred Slack,when he appeared to perfectly understand the same and approved thereof.
Signed: Alfred Slack, Solicitor, Clay Cross; Elizabeth Arnold, North Wingfield; Martha Wingfield
On the 30th day of October 1896 Probate of this will was granted at Derby to Richard Potter the sole executor.