Sarah Lynam 1677 – 1760
Believe this to be Elizabeth Lynam (née Statham) wife of William Lynam (1671 – 1749).
William (Guliemus) Lynam married Elizabeth Statham de Shottle 18 September 1701. We believe Sarah and Elizabeth to be one and the same but some caution needed. More research is needed to confirm this.
In the name of God amen, I Sarah Lynam of Shottle, Weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be to almighty God for my sins.
Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following
That is to say first I give and bequeath unto John Lynam of Heage, to his son John Lynam, my dwellings in Belper at sum of £20 apiece
I also give and bequeath to my neice Hannah White single woman a sum of £5 which said several legacies of sums of money I will and order shall be paid to the said respective legatees within six months of my deceased
Lastly as to all the rest previous and remainder of my personal estate goods and chattles of what kind or nature so ever
I give and bequeath of same to my nephew Anthony Yeomans whom I hereby appoint sole executer of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this second day of July in the 33 year of the reign of King George the second in the year of our lord 1760
her mark X Sarah Lynam
Probate at Derby 17 October 1760
Signed sealed published an declared by the above named Sarah Lynam to be her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness
In the presences of the testator, William Starbuck, Isaac Davill, Mary Jackson X her mark