Amazing what is coming online these days, it seems as if everyone has suddenly seen the advantage of digitizing their archives and placing them on the internet. A recent addition is the Calendars of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 1505 – 1845. If you have ancestors who practised law then this site has to be a must.
I don’t understand the process whereby a graduate of law became admitted to an Inn and it’s chambers and then called to the bar, but I do know that this website has a lot to offer those with ancestors who practised law. The website offers a brief history of the site that the Inner Temple occupies, the buildings, the Archives as well as offer access to the digitized calendars and an Admissions database 1547 – 1920. Lots of lovely webpages to keep a genealogist happy.
A search of the Admissions database for the name Pottinger came up with 7 entries.
Using Richard Pottinger as an example I found the following on his record.
|Last name (standard)||Pottinger|
|Last name (given)||Potenger|
|Admission date||22 April 1769|
|Leaving date||not known|
|Date of death||not known|
|Judicial Appointment||not known|
|Father’s name||John Potenger|
|Father/son relationship||Eldest son|
|Father’s address||City of London|
I particularly liked that the surname was noted with a standard spelling and a given spelling. The surname Pottinger is one of those names that can have a wide variety of spellings and it seems that this database is well able to pick all the variations up in one search.
In my humble opinion m’ Lord a very useful website