Hugh Lynam c1562 – aft 1620
Sale of land in South Normanton 1620

Hugh was left twenty shillings each year for life in the 1591 will of his brother Richard (he was an executor of that will). Also, he inherited land after the death of Richard’s wife Elizabeth. She must have died sometime around 1620 as records show that Hugh sold the land for £49.

This Indenture made the fifth day of October in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord James by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland, King Defender of the faith Anno the eighteenth and Scotland, the fower and fifth
Between Hugh Lynam of South Normanton in the county of Derby, Yeoman, of the one part and Christopher Fitzrandolph of Birchwood within the parish of Alfreton aforesaid county of Derby, Gentleman, of the other part.
Witness that the said Hugh Lynam for and in consideration of the full and just sum of forty nine pounds of lawful money of England unto him the said Hugh Lynam by the said Christopher Fitzrandolph, before sealing and deliver hereof well and truly satisfied contented and paid whereof he the said Hugh Lynam doth by these acknowledge and confess the full receipt.
Hath given granted bargained sold enforced and confirmed and by these presentments doth for himself and his heirs clearly freely and absolutely give grant bargain sell endorse and confirm unto the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees for ever, all that pasture close as it is separated and divided into three several portions, and is commonly called or known by the name of Oxe Close lying and being in the parish fields precinct or territories of South Normanton aforesaid, and doth abut upon the land of Widow Clay, towards the east and south parts, and upon the land of Widow Crocket, towards the west the moor of South Normanton aforesaid, lying on the north part thereof, and all the wood and underwood and trees growing upon the said close or moor, upon any part or parcel thereof which all and Singler the appurtenance thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining or accepted reputed or taken as part parcel or member thereof as the same now is of later was in the holding or occupation of George Lee or of his assigns.
To have and to hold all the said pasture close called Oxe close as it is now divided into three several portions and all other premises therewithal before in and by these presentments and intended to be bargained and sold with all and Singler their appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees
To and for the only and proper use and benefit of the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees for evermore.
And the said Hugh Lynam all for himself and his heirs executors and administrators and every on of them by these presents covenants promise and grant to and with the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs executors and administrators and assignees and every one of them that the said Hugh Lynam is at the time of sealing and delivery of these presentments the sole and lawful owner of the said bargain of Oxe Close and of every part thereof and hath in him self a full and absolute power and lawful authority to bargain sell and convey all and every the same unto the afore mentioned Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees for evermore. And the said bargained close and every part and parcel thereof is and so from henceforth for evermore shall continue remain and be free and clear and freely and clearly exonerated and discharged of and from all and all manner of forms and other bargains sales quits grants mortgages feffeoments leases jointures dowers annuities rent charges arrange of rents fines forfeitures amercements statutes marchant and of the staple recognizances judgements executions and of and from all other manner of tithes and encumbrances whatsoever and made done knowledge suffered caused or hereafter to be held made done knowledge executed suffered or caused by him the said Hugh Lynam his heirs or any of them.
And further that is shall and maybe lawful to and for the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees and every of them for evermore hereafter peaceable and quietly and hold possess occupy and enjoy all the said bargain Oxe Close as it is divided into three several portions and all other the premise therewithal before in and by these presentments mentioned and intended to be bargained and sold with all and Singler their and every of their appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof without the let trouble hindrance denial interruption or eviction of or by him the said Hugh Lynam his heirs or assignees or any of them or of or by any other person or persons whatsoever claiming having or pretending to have any right interest or estate in the said close or any part or parcel thereof by from or under him them or any of them or by his their or any of their acts means consent or procurement.
And the said Hugh Lynam doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators and every of them by these presentments further covenant promise and grant to and with the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs executors administrators and assignees and every of them that he the said Hugh Lynam his heirs and assignees and every of them shall and will at all and every time or times hereafter during the space of three years next ensuing the day of the date of these presentments indentures upon request unto him or them to be made by the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs or assignees or any of them and reasonable warnings given and at the cost charge and expense of the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs or assignees made due knowledge execute and suffer or cause to be made knowledge executed and suffered all and reasonable act and acts thing and devise conveyances and assurances whatsoever of and in the aforesaid bargain Oxe Close and of and in all other the premises therein shall before in and by these presentments mentioned and intended to be bargained and sold with all singler their appurtenances and of every part parcel thereof for the better assuring sure making quiet having and enjoying thereof unto the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees as by them the said Christopher Fitzrandolph his heirs and assignees or any of them or his their or any them council learned in the laws shall be deemed admitted or required, be it by fine or deeds enrolled or not enrolled of these presentments recovery with voucher or vouchers over release confirmation or by any other waivers or means whatsoever with warranty only against the said Hugh Lynam and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons claiming from or under him them or any of them
In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these presentments interchangeable have put their hands and seals the day and year first above written
The mark X Hugh Lineham
5th October 1620