File KL/TC 13/45/1 - Town Hall visitor book

Reference code

KL/TC 13/45/1

Title

Town Hall visitor book

Date(s)

  • 1901-2004 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 volume

Name of creator

(?-1974)

Administrative 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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Scope and content

Contains the signatures of individuals and group visiting the King's Lynn Town Hall. These include many royal signatures.

The volume was used by the old Borough Council, the Charter Trustees, and current Borough Council. Entries are dated 1901-1986 with an additional entry dated 2004 at the end.

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Status

Catalogued

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