William Lynam 1794 – 1857
The will of William Lynam born 23/3/1794 Duffield died 17/6/1857 Duffield
William was left by his father Erasmus Lynam of Hazlewood who died 1817
2 North End Houses and Outbuildings rented out to John Lynam (William’s Brother) and Samuel Bembridge, and the remaining part of the Orchard now rented by John Slater and also 2 gardens rented to John Lynam and Thomas Blackner.
MOSCOW FARM 1813/15?
Milford and Makeney
Belonged to the Strutt Estate. The buildings were erected about the time of Napoleons retreat from Moscow, that is the origin of the name. The farm was about 170 acres and let in the early 1880's on a 14 year lease at about £500 a year to Henry Turner, who contracted to supply the cotton mills at Milford and Belper with 80 gallons of milk daily at 8d a gallon.
This is the last will and Testament of me William Lynam of Moscow Farm in the parish of Duffield in the County of Derby, Farmer, made the twelfth day of June One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Seven.
I appoint my dear wife Ruth Lynam and my friend William Slater of Duffield Meadows in the township of Duffield aforesaid, Farmer, executrix and executor of this my will.
I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral and testimony expenses and the cost of proving this my will shall be paid out of my personal estate.
I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Ruth Lynam for and during the term of her natural life or widowhood. All my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (except the remaining Stock and effects at the farm on Duffield Bank called Manor Farm, some time ago given by me to my son in law Robert Raines).
Also all those three closes pieces or parcels of land situated lying and being at or near Castle Orchard in the township of Duffield aforesaid, called "The Castle Orchard Pingles" in my own occupation.
Also all that close, piece or parcel of land situated at Hazlewood in the parish of Duffield aforesaid called "The Little Bradleys" in the occupation of Samuel Lowe.
Also all those two dwelling houses situated at Hazlewood aforesaid called "The Pits? (Pots?) Houses" with gardens and orchard thereunto adjoining and now unoccupied.
Also all those five dwelling houses situated in or near the Crich Road in the township of Belper in the said County of Derby, in the respective occupation of Miles Bacon and James Howards, with the gardens and appurtenances to the same belonging,
And also all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall at the time of my decease have any disposable interest in,
But expect nevertheless to the payment out of my own personal estate of the sum of One Hundred Pounds to each of my daughters, Mary the widow of William Knifton of Milford, Shopkeeper, and Ruth the wife of William Elliott of Carsington in the County of Derby, Farmer, to be paid to them at the expiration of twelve calendar months after my decease.
And also subject to the payment of Fifty Pounds to each of my grandchildren, William Hufton and James Hufton, sons of my late daughter Dorothy the wife of Isaac Hufton of Spondon in the said County of Derby, Butcher, to be paid to them as and when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years, from and after the decease of my said wife.
I give and bequeath all my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son Erasmus Lynam, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature of such estate respectively, subject nevertheless to the payment of One Hundred Pounds to each of my said daughters Ruth Elliott and Mary Knifton at the expiration of one year from the decease of my said wife.
Provided always that in case my said son Erasmus shall die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue, that my said real and personal estate and effects shall go and belong to my three daughters, Ann the wife of Robert Raines, Mary Knifton and Ruth Elliottt heir heirs executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common equally share and share alike, I give and devise the same to them accordingly,
I give and devise to the said William Slater all mortgage and trust estate vested in me, to hold to him his heirs and assigns upon the trusts the same are liable. I will and direct that my said executrix and executor shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the other of them but each for her and his wilful acts and defaults only. And that they may retain their just expenses.
In Witness whereof I the said William Lynam the Testator have hereunto signed my name the day and year first above written
Signed by the said Testator William Lynam
and by him acknowledged to be his last Signed Wm Lynam
will in the presence at the same time
who at his request in his presence
and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names
John Broomhead, clerk with Messrs Scatterham and Greaves, Solicitors of Belper
Fred Sam Prilly? -Accountant of Belper
In the Bishops Court of Duffield in the goods of William Lynam deceased
Appeared Personally Ruth Lynam of Moscow Farm in the Parish of Duffield in the County of Derby, Widow, and William Slater of Duffield Meadows in the same County, Farmer,
Signed to say the William Lynam died 17th June 1857 and made oath that the estate and effects are under the value of One Thousand Pounds
sworn 13th October 1857 Ruth Lynam.
I have on the 1881 census a Miles Bacon age 62 b Horsley Woodhouse, Nail Maker in Prison in "Her Majesty's Prison" Vernon St Derby
Census Place: Derby St Werburgh, Derby, England
This would be the Tenant living in one of the houses near Crich Rd Belper in the above will. There may have been a Nail Shop attached to this house
This would be William Slater in 1881 the Executor of the above will
Dwelling: Milford Road
Census Place: Duffield, Derby, England
Source: FHL Film 1341815 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3409 Folio22 Page 2
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William SLATER M 69 M Duffield, Derby, England
Occ: Retired Farmer
Mary SLATER M 73 F Duffield, Derby, England
Emma CASH U 13 F Duffield, Derby, England
Occ: General Serv
William Lynam is buried in Duffield Church Yard and with a head stone in the same grave is his son also called William Lynam who died in a gun accident age 29 not long after him
'in the midst of life we are in death"
Will dated 1858
John SIMS Yieldersley farmer, mentions;
prop in Belper, occ Chas and Henry MOLD
occ Wm LYNEHAM ****
landlady Mrs GREAVES
dau Mary Ann wife of Stephen EATON
dau Sarah MALIN
John Joseph WISE witness
J HAWKSWORTH witness