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King's Lynn Borough Archives Series
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Gaywood Hospital deeds and estate papers

The deeds relate to the estates of both the old and new foundations, mainly in Gaywood, Setchey, Great Dunham, and East Lexham from the early 13th century to 1674.KL/C56/1-10, which are undated, can be placed by the witnesses names in the first h...

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

Religious gild records

Documents inherited with the properties of the gilds following their dissolution and the Corporation's acquisition of their estates in the 1540s.

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...

Corporation Estates: terriers, rentals and maps

Terriers and rentals of lands and rents belonging to the Mayor and burgesses in King's Lynn, South Lynn, Gaywood, Snettisham and elsewhere, and a few surveys with a wider scope. They interrelate closely with the annual rentals included in the...

Corporation estates: title deeds

Deeds to estates inKing's Lynn, c 1280-1830 (KL/C 50/1-551)South Lynn (KL/C 50/552-596)South Lynn and elsewhere (KL/C 50/597-603)Saddlebow and Wiggenhall (KL/C 50/604-621)Gaywood (KL/C 50/622-664)Unnumbered Hardwick, Islington, West Winch an...

Enrolled and deposited wills

According to the Charter of Edward III, dated 1st April 1335, all wills relating to tenements and revenues within the Borough were to be approved (approbare) and enrolled before the Mayor and burgesses in the Guildhall. The Red Register records th...

Tax assessments and accounts

Two subsidy assessments, each for one ward only, c.1285-90 and c.1332; receipt for subsidy, 1496-97; assessments for subsidies and aids, 1663-64, 1689, 1693; poll tax assessments, 1689, 1690, 1702; land tax assessments, 1702-04 and (one ward only)...

Snettisham estate: deeds and estate papers

The greater part of this estate in Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Shernborne and Eaton was bequeathed to the Holy Trinity Gild by Joan Amfles of Lynn in 1520 and passed to the Corporation with the other gild estates in 1548.Deeds, c.1290-1520; leases...

Ferry rights: deeds and papers

Early title deeds to ferry rights, 1286-1379, counterpart leases by the Mayor and burgesses, 1615-1721, deeds relating to ferry rights leased for 99 years following the bankruptcy in 1731 of the previous lessee, John Turner, 1733-42, leases by the...

Tallage rolls

Assessments arranged by ward (the wards being identified by the constables' names), 1292-1306, 1319 and 1357. Including admissions of burgesses and some other receipts to 1306 and chamberlains' account of expenses, 1297-8.

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