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King's Lynn Jewish Community

Town of King's Lynn

The town of King's Lynn, known as Lynn and later as Bishop's Lynn in the medieval period, is situated on the estuary of the river Great Ouse in the northwest corner of East Anglia.  It has a population of approximately 45,000 and is the main town in the District of King's Lynn and West Norfolk in the county of Norfolk. The District was formed in 1974 on the merger of the municipal borough of King's Lynn with adjoining areas, and was initially just known as West Norfolk, adopting its present name in 1981.

King's Lynn Jewish Community

The Jewish Community was founded in about 1740, but ceased to exist by the middle of the nineteenth century, although it was briefly revived during Ward War II.

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The records in the database associated with King's Lynn include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in King's Lynn during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (3 records), 1800s (3 records), 1810s (5 records); 1820s (20 records), 1830s (21 records), 1840s (21 records), 1850s (12 records), 1860s (3 records) and 1870s (1 record).

The following congregations were considered to be part of the King's Lynn Community:

Articles on the King's Lynn Jewish Community

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - King's Lynn by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Other King's Lynn Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

King's Lynn Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Lynn Medieval Community

Jewish Congregations in Norfolk

Jewish Communities of England home page

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