Friday, 18 January 2013

Calendars of Inner Temple Records now online

If your ancestor was involved in legal practice in London, this may be of interest:

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is pleased to announce that its Calendars of Inner Temple Records 1505 to 1845 are now available online and may be accessed via the Inner Temple's website.

The Calendars detail the administrative decisions made by the Inn's Bench Table and Parliament, and also publish many of the other series of documents contained in the Inn's archive, including account books from 1682, account receipt books 1682 to 1870 and other miscellaneous documents.

Genealogists will be able to search for ancestors admitted to the Inn and its Chambers as well as any that were called to the bar using a document wordsearch. The first volumes are edited by F.A. Inderwick Q.C. a former Treasurer of the Inn in 1898 and include his own excellent introductions. This also contains the Register of Burials at the Temple Church from 1660 to 1715. The editorship is then taken over by R.A.Roberts in 1933 who continues with the introductions to each volume until 1800. More recently Celia Charlton has transcribed our records to produce the volume 1836 to 1845.

The volumes take some time to load due to their size and we thank you for your patience and hope that soon we will be able to split the size of the files and thereby speed up the process.

Any enquiries should be addressed to the archivist Celia Pilkington

(With thanks to Wendy Archer)

NB: There's also an admissions database accessible via the site or at


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