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Wood's Court.

Postby KTL16825 » 11 Sep 2019, 15:14

I've found entries for Wood's Court under Jew's Lane in 1851 census records. I understand that Jew's Lane is now Surrey Street, but I've never heard of Wood's Court before. Can anyone help me with this?
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Re: Wood's Court.

Postby old-git » 11 Sep 2019, 19:19

Pigots 1839 directory has a John Woods fruiterer at 1 Norfok street,, may have had a yard at the back with entry from Surrey street?
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Re: Wood's Court.

Postby Holcombe » 11 Sep 2019, 19:32

Have you looked at Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn thread on KL Forums? You may wish to send a PM to Beauts who had a word document with information about courts.
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Re: Wood's Court.

Postby EWW » 11 Sep 2019, 20:37

It is not in Colin Bartons book on the Yards and Courts of Lynn. I cannot find a Woods Court in my book of the yards and streets of Lynn
by Robert Aldrich Smith that goes back to the 13 century. As we have said on here many times....these old yards and courts changed their
names many times over the years. It normally came about when the business at the entrance to the yard changed hands and the yard or
court then took on the name of the new business. Did the person you are looking for have a trade? I cannot find it on any of the very many
old maps I have. And I say again, it is not to say there was not one.
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Re: Wood's Court.

Postby KTL16825 » 12 Sep 2019, 09:53

The person in question is Christopher WOOD(S) who, in 1851, was a porter, but earlier in life, at least between 1819 and 1822, had been a baker. The heads of other families listed at Wood's Court are respectively: a shoemaker, a labourer, a bookseller & schoolmaster, a shoebinder and a whitesmith.
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