Thomas Lynam 1721 – 1781

The will of Thomas Lynam born 1/10/1721 died 16/8/1781 at Heage. The will was made 1779

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Lynam of Heage in the parish of Duffield in the county of Derby, Husbandman, made published and declared the nineteenth day of February in the year of our lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine.

First I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged by my executrix and executer herein after named. And in that behalf I do hereby charge my personal estate with the payment thereof.
And whereas I am now in possession of a farm at Heage aforesaid, which I rent and held of Messrs Launder of Nottingham, William Chaworth Esq, Lady------- (no name) and John Hind, which said possession or the goodwill thereof I do hereby give to my now loving wife Rebecca Lynam and to my son James Lynam equally between them.
Humbly request of my said landlord and Landlady to admit them as tenants hereto together with all my household goods and all other my quick and dead stock thereupon.
To have take hold and enjoy the same equally between them two during the term of the natural life of her my said wife Rebecca Lynam or so long only as she my said wife and son James shall be continued upon the said Farm.
And from and after the decease of my said wife then I give the goodwill and possession of such said Farm together with all household goods quick and dead stock as aforesaid unto the said James Lynam his executers administrators and aforesign for ever.
Provided never therefor that if my said wife Rebecca Lynam and son James shall not be continued in the possession as aforesaid after the time of my deceased or my said wife shall take a liking to leave my said son and go to live by herself then and in such case, I do give her in lieu of her share of the possession and stock as aforesaid a Bed and Furniture thereto together with as many household goods out of my dwelling house as well and may be sufficient to furnish her a single room for herself during her life as aforesaid which goods shall return to my said son James at her decease.
And I do hereby further will and order my said son James Lynam to pay unto my said wife yearly and every year during her life of the time only as she shall go to live and reside by herself her yearly annuity of five pounds by two equal half yearly payments of two pounds and ten shillings each the first of which said payment shall begin and be made payable to her at the end of six and the other at the end of twelve calender months next after she my said wife shall go to live and reside by herself
Provided that he the said James Lynam shall be then or so long continue tenant and in the possession of the farm as aforesaid, but not otherwise,howsoever anything contained in this my wife to be contrary thereof notwith standing.
Also I give devise and bequeath to her my said wife Rebecca Lynam all the yearly or annual interest I have and possess of such ready money as I shall be possessed of or entitled unto by real or personal securities at the time of my decease for and during the term of her natural life as aforesaid.
And from and after the decease of my said wife Rebecca Lynam and after payment of her funeral expenses are defrayed, then I give and devise and bequeath all such principal money which I do so possess of or interest unto together with all interest for the sum then accord and become due to be equally divided to and among my sons and daughters herein after particularly mentioned that is to say,
To my daughter Mary now Mary Hawkins, to my daughter Ann now Ann Poyser, to my daughter Rebecca now Rebecca Martin, and to my sons, Samuel, Joseph, and James Lynam respectively or to such of them only as shall then be living equally share and share alike.
Also I give to my son Thomas Lynam one Stocking Frame now in the possession of John Shipman immediately after the time of my decease being all I intend to give to him.
All the rest residue and remainder of my estate effects and premises not by me heretofore disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same and every part unto my said son James Lynam his executers administrators and assignees forever.
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint them the said Rebecca Lynam and the said James Lynam joint executrix and executors of this my said will hereby revoking and making void all former and other will or wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first
Signed Thomas Lynam

Signed sealed published and declared by the witnesses named by Thomas Lynam the said testator
and for his last will and Testament in the person of us who in the presence of the said testator
have subscribed our names as witnesses: W, Wilson, B. Wilson
This is a codicil to my last will and Testament and which I do hereby declare shall be taken as past and for my said codicil and this my will,I give and Bequeath unto Samuel Martin the additional and further sum of five pounds of lawful British money, and also give and bequeath unto my Grandson Joseph Lynam son of Thomas Lynam the like additional and further sum of five pounds of lawful British money which said several sums of five pounds my mind and will is made. I do hereby order and direct my son James Lynam to pay unto them respectfully out of my personal estate with twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby share all and singular my said personal state with payment thereof. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Severn hundred and Eighty One
signed Thos Lynam

Sealed and declared by the testator Thomas Lynam as and for his last will and codicil in the presence of us who in his person and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness to the execution thereof: Thomas Clay, John Brown
Probate granted at Ufton Hall 18/10/1781 to Rebecca Lynam widow