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Royal Charters and Letters Patent

Charter of King John, 1204, and subsequent royal charters of confirmation and of additional rights, including incorporation, 1524, change of name from Lynn Bishop to King's Lynn, 1537, and the annexation of South Lynn to the borough, 1555 and 1557.

Also includes two charters to the monks of Bury St Edmunds, 11th century (purporting to be of King Cnut, c.1021 but written in the 1080s), and 12th-century, but purporting to be of King Hardecnut, c.1040, believed to have been acquired by the Corporation with deeds to gild land which once belonged to Bury St Edmunds Abbey.

Charter of Henry III

Inspeximus of charter of King John and further grant to the burgesses that they may elect a mayor in place of a reeve, in accordance with a charter previously granted to them by the Bishop and Chapter of Norwich. Dated at Westminster, 52 Henry III.
Part of great seal.
Harrod reference: Aa 4.

Charter of Henry III

Grants to the burgesses of Lynn that they and their goods should be free from arrest for debt wherof they are not principals or sureties, with conditions. Dated at Windsor, 39 Henry III.
Part of great seal.
Harrod reference: Aa 3

Charter of Edward II

Inspeximus of charters of 29 November 1280 and of 5 April 1305 with further grant that burgesses shall be free burgesses in the same manner as their ancestors, and quit of pavage, murage, quayage, pikage and rivage, saving the rights of the Bishop of Norwich.
Dated at Westminster, 6 Edward II. Duplicate of KL/C 2/12.
Great seal.
Harrod reference: Aa 8.

Charter of Edward II

Inspeximus of charters of 29 November 1280 and of 5 April 1305 with further grant that burgesses shall be free burgesses in the same manner as their ancestors, and quit of pavage, murage, quayage, pikage and rivage, saving the rights of the Bishop of Norwich.
Dated at Westminster, 6 Edward II.
Elaborately illuminated initial, including grotesque face. Great seal.
Harrod reference: Aa 8.

Letters patent of Philip and Mary

Revokes Letters patent of 27 February 1555; grants annexation of South Lynn in perpetuity; also grants lordship and manor of King's Lynn to the Mayor and burgesses.
Decoration includes royal portrait. Great seal.
Harrod reference: Ab 3.

Letters patent of Henry VIII

Grant of a new constitution for the borough. The governing body was henceforth to comprise a Mayor, twelve aldermen, eighteen common councilmen, a recorder, a town clerk, nine constables, two coroners, four serjeants-at-mace and a clerk of the market. Thomas Miller was appointed the first Mayor under the new charter, and the first twelve aldermen, who were appointed for life, are also named, and the procedure for mayoral and other elections is set out in some detail.
Decoration includes royal portrait. Part of great seal. Dated at Westminster, 16 Henry VIII.
Harrod reference: Ba 5.

Letters patent of Elizabeth I

Exemplification of Act of Parliament establishing the Mart.

Concerns the renewal of a fair in the borough of King's Lynn and recites that, in the Parliament which began on 23 January 1558/9, prorogued until 25 January, it was enacted as follows. Whereas Henry VIII, by letters patent of 7 July 1537, had granted to the Mayor and Burgesses of King's Lynn two yearly fairs or marts, one beginning the next day after the feast of the Assumption (15 August) to contiue for for the six days following and the other the day after the feast of the Purification (2 February) also to continue for for six days thereafter, these grants were afterwards repealed by an Act of Parliament, January 1542, on the grounds that trade in saltfish was diverted from the fairs at Stourbridge, Ely and other fairs in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire to the Lynn fair held after the Assumption. However, the two Lynn fairs had brought great profit to the King in the form of customs and to large numbers of his subjects, because of the quantities of herring, iron, pitch, tar, salt, hops, figs and raisins which came from Flanders and the salmon, saltfish, Scottish salt, bay salt from France and Brittany, canvas for shipping and other canvas, wine, vinegar and other merchandise which were brought into King's Lynn and from there distributed widely, and although the fair after the Assumption might be prejudicial to the Stourbridge and Ely fairs, the one beginning after the Purification took place fourteen weeks later than the ones at Stourbridge and Ely. Following a petition of the Mayor and Burgesses, the two fairs, as granted by Henry VIII, were to be restored, provided that this did not extend to the fair beginning after the Assumption, which was to remain repealed and void.

Text of Act in English.

Badly damaged: some text illegible. Great seal.
Harrod reference: Ae 9.

Letters patent of Charles II

Inspeximus of previous charters from 1204 onwards, and additional grant of the office of High Steward for life to Horatio, Lord Townshend. This is the first reference in any of the charters to a High Steward, although the Mayor and burgesses had made a first appointment to this honorary position in 1572.
Engraved decorative border, including royal portrait.
Harrod ref erence: Ac 1.

Letters patent of Charles II

Reconstitutes the borough following the surrender of its chartered rights and appoints royal nominees as the Chief Steward, Mayor and other officers, power being reserved to the King to remove any borough officer at any time by order of his Privy Council. This charter was revoked and the borough's traditional privileges restored by James II in 1688.
Lavish illumination includes a coloured head and shoulders' portrait of the King.
Harrod reference: Ac 2.

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