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FLYNT Lands & Tenements in Car-Colston (Will - 1623)
« on: Saturday 16 June 18 11:38 BST (UK) »

I am from just over the border in Derbyshire and live in Crich, near Matlock. I am trying to research a family called FLYNT / FLINT who apparently had several members who were born in Matlock in the 1500's/1600's. Several of whom left for America around 1635, settling in the Massachusett's Bay Colony. I suspect that two of the brothers who left for Massachusett's Bay, Henry FLYNT & Thomas FLYNT were puritans and I do know that Henry eventually became a minister of a church in Braintree, MA.

One piece of evidence that I have seen suggests that they took with them a considerable amount of money, somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000. This would have been a considerable sum in 1635.

In trying to find out a little more about the family I came across an extract from a Will dated around 1623. The Will was of Thomas FLYNT, the father of the two brothers. I have attached a file with the will extract. It shows something quite interesting that stimulated me to post this on the Nottinghamshire Board. In particular, a reference to the 'lands and tenements' in a place called Car Colston. Does anyone have knowledge of the FLYNT family in Car Colston and why a family in Matlock, Derbyshire would own land in Car Colston?

Yours hopefully,

Alan (Flint)