ADAM, Hugh, of Derby.
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Commr. of arrest, Derby June 1380.
Bailiff, Derby Mich. 1380-1.1
The family of Adam had lived in Derby since the early 14th century,2 but whether Hugh was related to Thomas Adam, knight of the shire five times is not known. Nor is Hugh’s occupation, although he was clearly a man of some means, for in the spring of 1387 he sued Peter Swerd of Derby in the court of common pleas for stealing from him several years earlier a money chest, a mazer, a silk girdle, two gold rings, a diamond, a sapphire and other valuable jewels worth in all £30. In February 1379 Adam witnessed a conveyance of property at St. Mary’s Gate, Derby, and in September 1392 he acted as a juror at an inquiry held in the town regarding a proposed grant to Darley Abbey.3