THE INNER TEMPLE ADMISSIONS DATABASE

OTHER BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES FOR LAWYERS

The best overall guide is Guy Holborn Sources of Biographical Information on Past Lawyers British and Irish Association of Law Librarians 1999: available from BIALL (www.biall.org.uk).
Sources mentioned include:

General

  • Dictionary of National Biography (for eminent lawyers)
  • Gentleman's Magazine 1731-1868 (useful for obituaries)
  • The Law List and predecessors (annual directory of lawyers) 1775-1976
  • A W Simpson's Biographical dictionary of the Common Law 1984

    Law officers and King's Counsel

  • Sir John Sainty A list of law officers, King's Counsel and holders of patents of precedence Selden Society 1987

    Serjeants-at-law

  • J H Baker The Order of Serjeants-at-Law Selden Society supplementary series vol. 5 1984

    Inns of Court

  • A Calendar of the Inner Temple Records vols. I-III 1505-1714 edited by F A Inderwick 1896-1901; vols. IV-V 1714-1800 edited by R A Roberts 1933-36; vols. VI-VIII 1801-35 edited by B Given 1992
  • Lincoln's Inn The records of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn: admissions and chapel registers vols. 1-2 1420-1895 London 1896; vols. 3-4 1894-1973 unpublished typescripts 1981
  • Middle Temple Register of admissions to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple vols. 1-3 1501-1944 compiled by H A C Sturgess London 1949; vols. 4-5 1945-75 London 1978;
  • J Foster The register of admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889, together with the register of marriages in Gray's Inn Chapel, 1695-1754 London 1889

    University graduates

  • John Venn Alumni Cantabrigienses…. Cambridge University Press 1922-59
  • Joseph Foster Alumni Oxonienses…Oxford University Press 1888-92

    Attorneys and solicitors

  • The Law List and predecessors (annual directory of lawyers) 1775-1976
  • Lawyers: Records of Attorneys and Solicitors National Archives Research Guide: Domestic Records Information no.36 (available via TNA website www.nationalarchives.gov.uk )

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