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King's Lynn Borough Archives Series
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Freemen and apprentices

The freemen, or burgesses, of King's Lynn owed their special status to a royal charter granted to them by King John in 1204. Newly admitted burgesses were even issued with a certificate which reminded them that they owed their privileges to t...

Papers relating to the Mart

Correspondence to the Town Clerk from individual showmen and some draft responses back to the showmen. There are also a limited number of letters to and from local business owners regarding the Mart and how it is likely to affect their business. P...

Plans and drawings

The records relate to the following sites, buildings and functions:Air Raid Precautions (ARP), 1939-1943 and n.d.Allotments, 1896-1935Almshouses, n.d., 1907 and 1942Cattle Market, 1862-1933Cemeteries, 1885-1964Corn Exchange, 1853-1956Corporation D...

Reports to committees

Reports compiled by the Town Clerk from extracts of the Hall Books and other Borough Records. These reports cite precedent and passages to prove ownership or rights that were being contested. Most have annotations and corrections.

Schemes and instruments for the management of schools

Instruments of management, Instruments of government and other school orders. Covers the Technical Institute, West Norfolk and King's Lynn High School for Girls, King Edward VII Grammar School, St Nicholas Old Church of England School and Gay...

King's Lynn Borough, Town Clerk's Department; ?-1974; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Mayoral Chronicle

List of mayors with memoranda of local and national events. Thought to have been complied in the late 16th century onwards.

Court of Pie Powder

A court for dispensing summary justice among itinerant traders during the Mart, granted to the borough in Henry VIII's 1537 charter (KL/C2/48).

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