Family Tree Magazine

March 2009

Lincoln's Inn Admissions 1420-1893

Lincoln's Inn is one of the four ancient Inns of Court in London, which have the power to nominate and regulate barristers-at-law. This list of admissions was originally published in 1896, and covers admissions from before 1420 to 1893. The earliest entries are just names, but more information gradually appears. such as place of origin, name of father, and name of sponsor.

For example, admitted on 24 April 1891 was William Herbert Ames of New College Oxford (22), the only son of the late Charles Herbert Ames Esquire of Remenham, Berkshire, late of the Madras Civil Service. Most of those listed will have come from wealthy families, and there are also many from India and other parts of the Empire.

Included on the CD are christening, marriage and burial records from the Lincoln's Inn chapel. Many of the marriages appear unconnected to Lincoln's Inn, and the christenings include a number of foundlings, such as Lucy Lincoln in 1799.

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