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King's Lynn Borough Archives Series
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Schedules, inventories and reports listing or describing the borough records, including Henry Harrod's Repertory of the records, evidences etc., 1867, the manuscript of his Report on the deeds and records of the borough of King's Lynn, 1...

Minutes of the Guild Merchant of the Holy Trinity

The Guild enjoyed a corporate status before the Borough had the right to appoint its own mayor (see KL/C2/1); the office of Alderman of the Guild remained second only to that of mayor until the Guild was dissolved.Morrowspeech and congregation rol...

Guild Merchant of Holy Trinity; c 1286-c 1545; medieval guild; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Hall Rolls

Enrolled memoranda of proceedings of the Mayor and community in the Hall of the Trinity Gild, 1385-1387, 1399-1403, 1412-1413 and 1418-1422. Some earlier memoranda are entered in the Red Register (KL/C 10/1).

Quarter Sessions books

Records of proceedings at Quarter Sessions for the borough, held in the Guildhall, 1726-1858 and 1866-1957. The volume for 1858-1866 is missing from the series.

Hustings rolls

Records of the Hustings courts held on Mondays before the Mayor in the Guildhall to hear pleas of debt, trespass, and assault.

Court of Requests

Minute books, 1770-1783 and 1845; miscellaneous papers, 1770-1846, including authorities for the collection of monies, c.1824-1840, and accounts and particulars of fees, 1786-1846.

Miscellaneous small accounts

Accounts relating mainly to special funds and building projects or compiled for law suits and other legal purposes and some subsidiary accounts. They include accounts for repairs to mills and bridges, 1569 and 1667-68; the water mills, 1596-98; wo...

Mayoral Chronicles

Mayoral chronicles recording the name and year of each mayor. Significant local and regional events are also recorded. Thought to have been compiled from the 17th century onwards with earlier dates and events filled in retrospectively.These rolls ...

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