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MAIN ROAD FREEBRIDGE-LYNN  HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1917
     FREEBRIDGE-LYNN LICENCE REGISTERS September 1789 & 8th September 1794
Licensees :
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THOMAS CLARKE 1789 - 1794
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THOMAS ALLDAY
age 57 in 1851
& farm 88 acres 1851
& farmer & postmaster 1856
& farm 80 acres 1861
1836 - 1879
Mrs MARY ANN ALLDAY 1881 - 1890
RICHARD ALLEN 1891 - 1892
WILLIAM PETCHELL 1896 - 1900
JOHN GOWLER 1904
WILLIAM LIDDALL
(also known as FREDERICK KIRTON)
circa Sept 1906 to 1907
ROBERT LOUIS MASON 08.02.1907
LOUIS REEVE MASON
Age 36 in 1911
1908 - 1911
RICHARD GREEVES HOWLING 1912 - 1916





The Lynn Arms - Image provided by Paul Foster 14.06.04. From the David Apps collection.
Image provided by Paul Foster - from the David Apps collection.

Offered To Let by Auction Friday 31st July 1812 for a period of twelve years, commencing Lady day 1813. 70 acres of meadow land and 16 acres of arable land included in the lease.

The Farming Stock, Household Furniture and Dairy Utensils of Samuel Pridgeon were for sale by auction Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th March 1813. Livestock included Mares, Cows, Calves, Heifer, Bull, Sows and an Ass. Furniture included 22 Beds and much more.

Lease offered 15th September 1903,
upon the instructions of the
Municipal Charity Trustees of Kings Lynn....
Fully licensed Public House and 23a 2r 4p of land adjoining
(Some 19 acres of which were pasture, remainder arable.)

Possession to be given 29th September 1903 for a term of 5 years
`The hirer will be required to find a substantial surety for the lease.'


The swinging sign was removed to the Lynn Museum after closure and has been on display, in the past.

 
In the Lynn Advertiser of 25th January 1907 it was reported :

SMART POLICE CAPTURE

A smart capture was effected on Sunday morning by Norfolk County Police.......
A man known as William Liddall had kept the Lynn Arms and was wanted by police on the charge of stealing a mare.
In the course of their enquiries it was discovered that his real name was Frederick Kirton and that he had committed bigamy by marrying Emily Elizabeth Liddall, 4th March 1904. (see below)

The accused kept a considerable interest in the personal columns of the Daily Mail so the police placed an advertisement to appear the previous Saturday....
To Fred, - Have not received letter as promised Tuesday. Write or wire where to meet Saturday. Dickie wants you. - Nan
Subsequently Mrs Liddall received a telegram arranging a meeting at Liverpool Street Station at 3:00am as the mail train arrived. Mrs Liddall travelled to London in the company of PC Walker. He was disguised with false wig and whiskers.
Kirton was promptly arrested at the station by PC Walker, assisted by officers of the City police who were in waiting.


Kirton later made a statement confessing that he had married Lizzie Lean in 1891 at Peterborough Baptist Chapel and that there were 2 children by the marriage. She had left him 28th January 1896 at a time when he was a signalman on the Manchester & Sheffield railway.
He said that when he married Emily Liddall he had given his correct name of Corporal Frederick Kirton of the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Police enquiries were continuing since letters were found in the prisoners possession addressed to young women in different parts of the country, one of which asked for a reply through the `agony' column of the Daily Mail.

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The Lynn Advertiser of 25th October 1907 reported that Mrs Lizzie Kirton was seeking dissolution of her marriage.
It was recorded that Mr Kirton had met nurse Emily Liddall in 1904 when he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery serving in Gibraltar. They had (bigamously) married at Portsea in 1905