You can search the Inner Temple Admissions Database by:

  • Date
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Statistical enquiry
  • Subject (notes field only)

    Maximum information available (not all entries have full details)

  • Date of admission to the Inner Temple (year and full date)
  • Name of person admitted (surname and first names(s))
  • Address(es) on admission (may include college name)
  • Occupation or status on admission
  • Age on admission (not date of birth)
  • Date of call to the bar (if applicable)
  • Date of call to the bench of the Inn (if applicable)
  • Date of leaving Inn or death (if given)
  • Name of student's father (surname and first names(s))
  • Address(es) of father
  • Occupation or status of father (and if deceased)
  • Notes (additional information, editorial notes etc.)

    Main sources used in compiling database

  • Inner Temple admission registers (1547-1920)
  • Inner Temple bar book (1547-1920)
  • Published Calendar of Inner Temple Records


  • The Inner Temple Admissions Database project is not completed: data entry and amendment are continuing. The full database currently covers members admitted from 1547 to 1920. There are plans to extend it but, in the meanwhile, enquiries concerning admissions from 1851 should be referred to the Archivist.
  • The Inner Temple Archives does not hold information relating to the professional careers (e.g. court cases) or personal lives (e.g. marriage and children) of members
  • The Inns of Court did not admit women as members until after The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919.
  • It is unlikely that further biographical details about members included in the database will be found in the Inner Temple Archives although they may be available elsewhere.

    Archive Enquiries: Please address all database enquiries to the Archivist.