Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

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Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby KTL16825 » 29 Jun 2019, 15:57

Hi, everyone.
My great-great-uncle, Harry Taylor, was employed in a paper factory at the time of his death on 15/11/1896. According to the factory manager, Francis Mackey, Harry had been working there for the past four and a half years. However, I've been unable to find any evidence of such a factory on maps of Lynn (Norfolk Sheet XXX111.10) in 1886, 1887 or 1905, nor in Kelly's directories of 1892, 1896 or 1908. Kelly's (1896) does mention a Frank Mackey as being resident in St, Nicholas Street, but does not state his occupation.
Harry Taylor was living in St. James' Place in 1881, in Double Row in 1891 and in Front Row in 1896.

If anyone knows anything about this factory, I'd be most grateful to find out.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby EWW » 29 Jun 2019, 17:01

I have sent a request to the NRO in Norwich to see if they have anything about it. Maybe a few days before they get back to me.
They have come up trumps for us many times in the past, so here is hoping.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby KTL16825 » 29 Jun 2019, 18:41

Many thanks EWW for such a quick response.

For the record, it was in some records relating to the Hardwick Road cemetery, seen at NFHS, Kirby Hall, that I found out recently that Harry Taylor worked in a factory; the more specific references to the paper factory came from a report in the Lynn News of 21/11/1896, seen on microfiche at Lynn Library.

By the way, do you know where I might find a detailed record of the burials at Hardwick Road? Apparently, there was a CD with this information lodged with the NFHS some years ago, but it couldn't be found on my recent visit.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby EWW » 29 Jun 2019, 18:54

There is lots about the disc in NOTICEBOARD. Our member Colin H used to supply the disc to whoever wanted one. I have, as do many members on here.
Colin H passed the baton on to another member of the FHRC some time ago.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Tresagreen » 29 Jun 2019, 20:49

There is a reference on the the Thetford mill website to mills in Kings Lynn and Castle rising, being run by Richard Munns & Co. In 1896, Patent Pulp Manufacturing Co Ltd had taken over. There is also mention of an Edmund Munn, paper maker at Castle Rising, but no date. Information on this is very scarce, unless someone else knows more :)
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Emmo » 03 Jul 2019, 12:47

KTL16825 wrote:Many thanks EWW for such a quick response.

For the record, it was in some records relating to the Hardwick Road cemetery, seen at NFHS, Kirby Hall, that I found out recently that Harry Taylor worked in a factory; the more specific references to the paper factory came from a report in the Lynn News of 21/11/1896, seen on microfiche at Lynn Library.

By the way, do you know where I might find a detailed record of the burials at Hardwick Road? Apparently, there was a CD with this information lodged with the NFHS some years ago, but it couldn't be found on my recent visit.

If you go to the King`s Lynn Crem they will be able to help you to find your relation at Hardwick. Needed to know where my wife`s great great grandmother and her husband were and they gave precise locations. Very helpful, you just have to give them a few days. Emmo
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby EWW » 03 Jul 2019, 14:50

EMMO is right. I have the disc so if you like I can look them up for you. It gives plot numbers and all relevent info.
The records on disk only goes from the start of Hardwick being used. There are lists of burials at St James Cemetary
on here also as it was used before Hardwick.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby KTL16825 » 03 Jul 2019, 15:22

EWW. I followed up your suggestion about contacting Colin H and am now in the process of acquiring a copy of the CD.

Emmo I take it you mean the Mintlyn Crematorium. I know they provide a tracing service, but I don't know how many of my Lynn relatives have been buried at Hardwick: it may be a substantial number. I do, however, have the burial plot reference for Harry Taylor.

EWW / Tresagreen Reverting to the paper factory, the 1901 census shows a Francis Mackey living in St. Nicholas Street; he is listed as being a "Bookbinders Manager".

Thank you all for your help.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Tresagreen » 03 Jul 2019, 16:59

Hi KTL16825, if Francis was in the bookbinding trade give a look to the Kings Lynn History site, 88 High Street is listed as having quite a few businesses of that type. Start off with Milbournes and scroll down. Lots of information on there, perhaps one of them could be where Harry Taylor worked. There was also a company called Matsell and Targett at no 9 High St, between 1892 and 1900, they were amongst other things, printers and bookbinders. The dates fit, so that could be another possibility. T
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby KTL16825 » 05 Jul 2019, 11:23

Tresa, can you give me a link to the history web site please?
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Tresagreen » 05 Jul 2019, 12:12

Hi there, if you google 88 High St Kings Lynn, a page will come up from the Lynn history website, just scroll down and you will see all the traders who were at that address. Then you can go back to number 9 and see the traders there. It's really interesting as it gives a lot of info about the paper and printing firms. Hope this helps, get back to me if you have any problems. Teri.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby KTL16825 » 05 Jul 2019, 15:19

Thanks, Teri. I'll certainly follow this up.
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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Tresagreen » 05 Jul 2019, 16:31

You're welcome KTL, have to say, I have searched every site I can think of, but nothing else comes up. There may be someone on here who will have more luck.... They're a clever lot on here :lol:

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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby Tresagreen » 06 Jul 2019, 15:16

KTL, one more for you

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Re: Paper factory in Lynn in 1896

Postby EWW » 13 Jul 2019, 16:39

Had a reply from the NRO while I have been away and they have no records of a paper factory in Lynn.
All they could come up with is Thew's as the nearest option. They suggested a trip to Lynn Library to
look the the records for the date of the death to see if more could be found out about workplace.
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