30, High Street.

This was a shop that was demolished with the High Bridge in 1866. The only specific references to a trader at this address are for the fishmongers Hubbard Smith in 1830 (Pigot), John Matsell in 1839 (Pigot), and Joseph Sampher in 1845 (White).

1830 (Hubbard Smith)

The fishmonger Hubbard Smith was here in 1830 (Pigot).

He was born in Lynn in 1793. His parents were Alexander and Mary Smith. By 1841, Hubbard Smith was working as a butcher, with premises in Tower Street. He was still working as a butcher in 1861, aged 72, but had moved to Crooked Lane in Lynn.

Hubbard and his wife Elizabeth had at least five children, all born in Lynn:-

1) Hubbard, a mariner (b. 1819 – m. Elizabeth Shearling in 1849 – d. 1897, aged 76). 2) Eleanor (b. 1821 – d. 1856). 3) Charles Meadows – see No. 50, High Street – (b. 1824 – m. Uri Winlove in 1851 – d. 1880, aged 56). 4) Emma (b. c1832). 5) Frederic (b. c1836).

Hubbard Smith died in 1864, aged 71.

1839 (John Matsell)

John Matsell, a fishmonger, was here in 1839 (Pigot). He had been listed at No. 32 in 1830 (Pigot) and 1836 (White).

Born in Lynn in 1783, his parents were John and Ann Matsell, who had at least three children, all born in Lynn:-

1) John (c. 1819 – died in infancy). 2) Ann (b. c1820). 3) John Mack (b. c1822 – m. Louisa Dade Cole on 09/05/1848 – d. 08/11/1898, aged 76).

John Matsell was at Bentinck Street in Lynn in 1841, but he died later that year, aged about 58.

His son John Mack Matsell became a bookseller and printer with premises at No. 10, High Street, where more details of his family will be found.

1845 (Joseph Adam Sampher)

The fishmonger Joseph Adam Sampher was here in 1845 (White), but is thought to have moved to No. 27 by about 1846. More details of him and his family will be found at that address.

1846 – 1866 (No listings)

There are no specific listings for businesses at No. 30 in 1846 (Kelly’s Nine Counties Directory), 1850 (Slater), or 1854 (White). It is possible that Joseph Sampher was here for some of that time.