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

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Type of entity

Corporate body

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

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Dates of existence

?-1974

History

Chief administrative officer of the Corporation who would also advise on legal matters.
Name of Town Clerk followed by the date they took office.

Leonard Malham - 1524
Humphrey Kervyle - 1528
Henry Castell - August 1542
Robert Houghton – 29 August 1545
John Houghton – 22 August 1569
Thomas Baker – 16 January 1571/2
Thomas Oxborough – 24 September 1584
Thomas Valenger – 20 May 1597
Robert Gawsell – 29 August 1606
Thomas Revett – 29 September 1614 (11 October 1614 in Le Strange Official Lists)
William Leeke – 3 May 1633
John Williamson – 29 August 1645
Thomas Utber – 6 December 1654
Francis Rolfe – 19 August 1654
Edmund Rolfe – 29 September 1678 (Son of Francis Rolfe. Removed with several members of the Corporation including the Mayor by Royal mandate of James II on 2 June 1688)
Matthew Cusande – 11 June 1688
Edmund Rolfe – 29 August 1689
Jonas Rolfe – 21 December 1711
Edward Bradfield – 18 July 1725 (Discharged for misconduct, 29 September 1729)
Robert Underwood – 29 September 1729
Scarlet Browne – 14 February 1767
Robert Whincop – 16 April 1785
Robert Whincop – 13 October 1803 (Nephew of previous)
Frederick Lane – 14 February 1833
Edward Lane Swatman – 8 October 1846 (Resigned calling the job ‘onerous’)
Thomas Goodwyn Archer – 21 November 1864
Johnston William Woolstencroft – 12 April 1899
Frank G. Reeves – 15 June 1934 (retired due to ill health)
Edward Willis Gocher – 18 September 1953
John Robert Davison – 16 April 1970 (in post until 1974)

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King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Related entity

Edward Gocher; 1910-1988; solicitor; King's Lynn, Norfolk (1910-1988)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1953-1968

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GB/153/NM/11104

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Catalogued

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created on: 07/01/2019 by Droip. Names of Town Clerks added on 15/04/2020 by LSH.

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