William Lynam 1672 – 1749

William Lynam (1672–1749) was the eldest son of William (Guliemus) Lynam who died 1697 and was left all his personal possessions – all the stock and everything after everyone else had been paid. The value of the will in 1697 was £75-3s 4d which was a very reasonable sum for those days.
The will of William Lynam b 1672 Shottle, died 28/5/1749 buried Duffield.

In the name of god amen. I William Lynam of Shottle in the county of Derby being in good health of body and of a sound and perfect mind and memory praise be, therefor given to Almighty God I do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in name and forms following, that is to say and principle, I commend to the hand of almighty God, hoping through the merits death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon for my sins, and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executers hereafter names and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased almighty god to bestow upon me.
I give and dispose thereof as followeth:
Imprimis I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged
I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Lynam whom I make and ordain my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
All my my personal estate goods and chattles whatsoever.
I do hereby revoke disannul and make good all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made in the witness of the said William Lynam to this my last will and Testament hath made by my hand and seal the eighth day of November in the years of our Lord God one thousand severn Hundred and thirty two
Sealed and delivered in the presence of, John Smith, Thos Smith, John Smith Junior
signed: William Linam
Probate granted 17/10/1749 to Sarah Lynam sole executrix


A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattles of William Linam late of Shottle in the parish of Duffield in the County of Derby, Deceased
taken the first day of June 1749

Purse and apparel
£1 0s 0d
In the house a few irons 2s 0d
1 cupboard & 4 chairs 7s 6d
pewter & brass & 1 iron pot £2 10s 0d
1 table, 1 watch 10s 0d
in the parlour  
2 chests, 1 bed, 1 box £2 10s 0d
in the store chamber  
bacon, cheese and corn £2 10s 0d
6 cows, 2 heifers & 2 stirks £27 0s 0d
2 yearlings 4 rearing calves £4 0s 0d
1 store pig 15s 0d
husbandry gears £2 0s 0d
reversion of lease with corn on the ground £7 10s 0d
milk vessels 5s 0d
lumber omitted and unseen 3s 4d
TOTAL £51 2s 10d
Appraysers William Toplis, Joseph Staham, Thos Yeoman