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List of papers relating to various families

List includes purchase of Kemp's estate in Antingham, 1751; grant to Sir William Morden Harbord, knighthood order of the Bath, 1744; Act of Parliament relating to the sale of Kemp's property; freedom of Lynn to Sir W.M. Harbord, 1733; articles between Sir W.M. Harbord's trustees for the sale of Rant's estate, 1752; appointment of William Cropley as Lt Col. of the White Regiment of [Foot], 1689

Castle Rising, liberties of the Lord Roger of the Alt Mount, one of the heirs of Hugh d'Aubigny, sometime Earl of Arundel, regulations for burgesses, etc.

Copies, in English, of an inquisition into 'the Liberties of the Lord de Roger of the Alt Mount ... as it was presented by the xij sworne before Sir de Roulfe and his fellowes Justices', undated, but late 13th century. The text includes a list of privileges and franchises granted to Hugh d'Albini, Earl of Arundel, 'by the King'. Copies also undated, but possibly 17th century.

Loose press cuttings, photographs and related papers

Includes files containing papers relating to Norwich freemen [no. 1]; and correspondence of same between Tom Eaton and Dr A. Hassell Smith concerning publication of 'Buxom to the Mayor', a history of Norwich freemen [no. 2]; the Far East Prisoners of War Association [no. 3]; and the Memorial Trust of the 2nd Air Division, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) and 2nd Air Division Association [no. 4].

Freemen and Apprentices

Following a reorganisation of the borough government in 1426, entries recording payments for the admission of freemen occur, from 1429 onwards, on the borough court rolls. Later, lists of freemen admitted are to be found on the court rolls, in the court books, and in the Assembly books. No separate register of admissions seems to have existed until the freemen's roll was begun in 1706.

The freedom of the borough was obtained by grant, by purchase, by birth (as the son of a freeman) and by apprenticeship to a freeman. In 1664 a register of freemen's apprentices was commenced to prevent the antedating of indentures and the serving of nominal apprenticeships. Before this time the binding of apprentices had been noted in the Assembly books and apprentice indentures had been recorded on the court rolls. In 1848, following an election scandal, the freemen were disfranchised. There have been few admissions since that time.

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