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BLACK JOKE KINGS LYNN index
28 NORTH STREET NORTH END WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1920
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/3 ( August 1872 to 1956 )
ELIJAH EYRES   
ALFRED REAM     
CHARLES REAM of Doncaster
Licensees :
THOMAS TWAITES * 1836 - 1839
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MATTHEW BEESON 1846
-  
JOSEPH ANDERSON
& fisherman
1861
WILLIAM ANDERSON 1869
WILLIAM R. FROST
& fish & game dealer
by 1871
LOUISA FROST 09.04.1888
SAMUEL GARDINER 15.10.1888
HENRY DEXTER JOHNSON
age 51 in 1901
15.11.1897

c1890


Licence extinct 20th January 1921



In 1797 a cutter, by the name of the BLACK JOKE, conveyed a message to Admiral Adam Duncan, that the Dutch fleet had put to sea.  Duncan was fitting out his fleet at Gt. Yarmouth. 
The Dutch were at the time supporting a planned French invasion of Ireland.
The Dutch fleet was intercepted on the 11th October 1797 off the Dutch coastal village of Camperduin.
The Battle of Camperdown was fought and won with Admiral Duncan leading one line of ships and Vice-Admiral Onslow leading another.
( Thanks to Derek Taylor for the historical connection )
( It is said that the Black Joke is an old Irish Jig ? )