Sub-fonds KL/C - King's Lynn Unreformed Corporation

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King's Lynn Unreformed Corporation


  • 1204-1971 (Creation)

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Unreformed Corporation (before 1835) (KL/C)

Including series of records which continued unbroken after the Municipal Corporations Act.

KL/C 1/1-11: Archive lists, 1732-1887

KL/C 2/1-62: Royal charters and letters patent, 1204-1737

KL/C 3/1-7: Royal letters close and privy seal writs, 1327-1495

KL/C 4/1-17: Episcopal and other non-royal charters, formal letters and agreements, 1204-1609

KL/C 5/1-4: Guild merchant of the Holy Trinity:minutes, 13th-16th centuries

KL/C 6/1-6: Hall rolls, 1385-1422

KL/C 7/1-31: Hall books, 1372-3 and 1422-1902

KL/C 8/1-48: Hall, Committee, and statutory Commissioners' minutes, 1730-1866

KL/C 9/1-29: Freemen and apprenticeships, 1440-1868; honorary freemen, 1901-1969

KL/C 10/1-29: Red Register, Asshebourne's book, enrolled charters, deeds, precedents etc., c 1300-1924

KL/C 11/1-28: Enrolled private deeds, 1571-1881

KL/C 12/1-16: Enrolled and deposited wills, 1276-1751

KL/C 13/1: Assize of bread, 1296-1298

KL/C 14/1: Coroner's inquests, 1302-1305

KL/C 15/1-2: Constables' inquisitions, 1309, 1314

KL/C 16/1-2: Hustings rolls, 1334-1335 and 1349

KL/C 17/1-41: Leet rolls and books, 1309-1871

KL/C 18/1: Gaol delivery roll, 1455

KL/C 19/1-3: Commissions of the Peace, 1412 and 1836-7

KL/C 20/1-12: Quarter Sessions books, 1726-1957

KL/C 21/1-28: Quarter Sessions minutes, 1620-1865

KL/C 22/1-286 and unnumbered: Oath rolls, 1689-1847, and sessions files, 1841-1971

KL/C 23/1-33: Sessions presentments, formularies, estreats and miscellaneous papers, 1558-1957

KL/C 24/1-3: Petty Sessions books, 1794-1808

KL/C 25/1-44: Guildhall Court books, 1591-1842

KL/C 26/1-43:Guildhall Court plaint books, 1658-1846

KL/C 27/1-33: Guildhall Court papers (miscellaneous) and rules, 1657-1846

KL/C 28/1-14: Court of Requests minutes and papers, 1770-1846

KL/C 29/1: Court of Pie Powder minutes, 1618-1657

KL/C 30/1-17: Court of Admiralty court books, 1734-1835, and papers, 1604-1830

KL/C 31/1: Tolbooth Court orders, 1587

KL/C 32/1-3: Corporation officers' oath rolls, 1580, 1770 and 1828

KL/C 32 /1-2: Appointments of High Stewards, 1665 and 1792

KL/C 34/1-18: Returns of election of Members of Parliament, 1313 and 1701-1815

KL/C 35/1-72: Mayoral indentures of loan of corporation plate, 1346/7 and 1609-1815

KL/C 36/1-266: Appointments of Corporation officers, 1296 and 1623-1841

KL/C 37/1-7: Tallage rolls, 1292-1357

KL/C 38/1-31: Holy Trinity Guild account rolls, 1373-1509

KL/C 39/1-241: Chamberlains' accounts, 1319-1835

KL/C 40/1-7: Auditors' statements of revenue and expenditure, 1829-1835

KL/C 41/1-33: Chamberlains' cash books and vouchers, 1727-1832

KL/C 42/1-2: Treasurers' accounts, 1685-1835

KL/C 43/1-12: Other officers' accounts, 1413-1750

KL/C 44/2-128: Accounts of tolls, dues and water rents, 1557-1852

KL/C 45/1-28: Miscellaneous accounts, 1569-1823

KL/C 46/1-73: Accounts with Exchequer, 1351-1807

KL/C 47/1-46: Tax assessments, c. 1785-1705

KL/C 48/1-13: Surveys, terriers and rentals, c. 1279-1809

KL/C 49/1-13: Manor of King's Lynn rentals, 1575-1849

KL/C 50/1-664 and draft lists: Corporation estates: title deeds, c. 1280-1833

KL/C 51/1-153 and draft lists: Corporation estates: leases, 1571-1811

KL/C 52/1-9: Corporation estates: registers of leases, 1553-1853

KL/C 53/1-51: Ferry rights: deeds and papers, 1286-1924

KL/C 54/ interim list: Snettisham estate: deeds and estate papers, c.1290-1909

KL/C 55/ interim list: Fitton Farm estate: deeds and papers, 1481-1866

KL/C 56/1-42: Gaywood Hospital deeds and estate papers, 13th century-1865

KL/C 57/ interim list (Gd): Religious gild records, early 13th century-1537

KL/C 58/1-45: Grammar School and related charities: deeds and papers, 1408-1921

KL/C 59/1-39: St Margaret with St Nicholas church and parish records, 1422-1866

KL/C 60/ interim list: Tolbooth deeds and papers, 1316-1860

KL/C 61: Mayoral Chronicles, 16th century

KL/C 62: Mayoral Chronicles, 17th-18th century

Interim lists: Miscellaneous and working papers, 14th-19th centuries, including some historical manuscripts

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Created 08/03/2000 by Drosm. Modified 26/09/2018 by Drv06.


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