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Lincoln's Inn is in Holborn Camden.

In Jun 1486 James Ormond admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 12 May 1490 George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 20) enrolled at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1515 Robert Townshend admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 31 Jul 1524 Judge Richard Morgan was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

On 06 Feb 1545 Christopher Wray (age 21) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

Around Jan 1550 Christopher Wray (age 26) called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

On 10 Apr 1559 John Puckering (age 15) entered Lincoln's Inn.

In 1562 Christopher Wray (age 38) was appointed Reader at Lincoln's Inn at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1566 Christopher Wray (age 42) was appointed Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1567 John Glanville (age 25) educated at Lincoln's Inn.

Around Mar 1567 Christopher Wray (age 43) was appointed Reader at Lincoln's Inn at Lincoln's Inn.

On 18 Jun 1567 Christopher Wray (age 43) was appointed Serjeant at Law at Lincoln's Inn.

On 08 Oct 1572 Philip Bassett (age 15) entered Lincoln's Inn from which he was later expelled for recusancy.

In 1575 Thomas Harries aka Harris 1st Baronet (age 25) educated at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1580 George St Paul 1st Baronet (age 18) entered at Lincoln's Inn.

On 29 Jan 1587 William Godolphin (age 20) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

Before 1589 William Ravenscroft (age 28) was a barrister at Lincoln's Inn. He was called to the bar in 1589.

On 19 Nov 1597 George Fane of Burston (age 16) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1604 John St John 1st Baronet (age 18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1605 Walter Mansel 2nd Baronet (age 17) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

On 08 Aug 1615 William Cope 2nd Baronet (age 38) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 22 Apr 1619 Oliver St John (age 20) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 27 Jan 1620 John Glynne (age 18) entered at Lincoln's Inn.

On 19 Mar 1622 Hugh Wyndham Baron of the Exchequer (age 20) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

On 13 Oct 1622 Ralph Delaval 1st Baronet was born to Robert Delaval of Seaton Delaval (age 22) and Barbara Selby. He was baptised on 27 Oct 1622. He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford University; matriculated 15 Jun 1638. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 28 Nov 1639.

On 01 Apr 1627 William Pierrepont of Thoresby (age 19) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

On 24 Jun 1628 John Glynne (age 26) called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

On 16 Jun 1629 Hugh Wyndham Baron of the Exchequer (age 27) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

On 22 Nov 1637 John Burgoyne 2nd Baronet (age 19) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

In 1638 Christoper Wray 4th Baronet (age 16) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 05 Nov 1638 William Wray 1st Baronet (age 13) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 29 Jan 1640 Charles Cheyne 1st Viscount Newhaven (age 14) matriculated Brasenose College, Oxford University after which he studied at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1649 James Hayes (age 12) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 04 May 1650 John Temple (age 18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

Evelyn's Diary. 29 Mar 1652. I heard that excellent prelate, the primate of Ireland (Jacobus Usher (age 71)) preach in Lincoln's Inn on Heb. iv. 16, encouraging of penitent sinners.

In 1658 John Strangeways (age 21) educated at Lincoln's Inn.

Pepy's Diary. 01 Feb 1660. Wednesday. In the morning went to my office where afterwards the old man brought me my letters from the carrier. At noon I went home and dined with my wife on pease porridge and nothing else. After that I went to the Hall [Map] and there met with Mr. Swan and went with him to Mr Downing's (age 35) Counsellor, who did put me in very little hopes about the business between Mr Downing (age 35) and Squib, and told me that Squib would carry it against him, at which I was much troubled, and with him went to Lincoln's Inn and there spoke with his attorney, who told me the day that was appointed for the trial. From thence I went to Sir Harry Wright's (age 23) and got him to give me his hand for the £60 which I am to-morrow to receive from Mr. Calthrop (age 36) and from thence to Mrs. Jem and spoke with Madam Scott and her husband who did promise to have the thing for her neck done this week. Thence home and took Gammer East, and James the porter, a soldier, to my Lord's lodgings, who told me how they were drawn into the field to-day, and that they were ordered to march away to-morrow to make room for General Monk (age 51); but they did shut their Colonel Fitch, and the rest of the officers out of the field, and swore they would not go without their money, and if they would not give it them, they would go where they might have it, and that was the City. So the Colonel went to the Parliament, and commanded what money could be got, to be got against to-morrow for them, and all the rest of the soldiers in town, who in all places made a mutiny this day, and do agree together. Here I took some bedding to send to Mrs. Ann for her to lie in now she hath her fits of the ague. Thence I went to Will's and staid like a fool there and played at cards till 9 o'clock and so came home, where I found Mr. Hunt's and his wife who staid and sat with me till 10 and so good night.

Pepy's Diary. 04 Feb 1660. Saturday. In the morning at my lute an hour, and so to my office, where I staid expecting to have Mr. Squib come to me, but he did not. At noon walking in the Hall I found Mr. Swan and got him and Captain Stone together, and there advised about Mr Downing's (age 35) business. So to Will's, and sat there till three o'clock and then to Mr. Swan's, where I found his wife in very genteel mourning for her father, and took him out by water to the Counsellor at the Temple [Map], Mr. Stephens, and from thence to Gray's Inn, thinking to speak with Sotherton Ellis [Note. Probably Solicitor Ellis], but found him not, so we met with an acquaintance of his in the walks, and went and drank, where I ate some bread and butter, having ate nothing all day, while they were by chance discoursing of Marriot, the great eater, so that I was, I remember, ashamed to eat what I would have done. Here Swan shewed us a ballad to the tune of Mardike which was most incomparably wrote in a printed hand, which I borrowed of him, but the song proved but silly, and so I did not write it out. Thence we went and leaving Swan at his master's, my Lord Widdrington (age 60), I met with Spicer, Washington, and D. Vines in Lincoln's Inn Court, and they were buying of a hanging jack to roast birds on of a fellow that was there selling of some. I was fain to slip from there and went to Mrs. Crew's (age 58) to her and advised about a maid to come and be with Mrs. Jem while her maid is sick, but she could spare none. Thence to Sir Harry Wright's (age 23), but my lady not being within I spoke to Mrs. Carter about it, who will get one against Monday. So with a link boy [Note. Links were torches of tow or pitch to light the way. Ed.] to Scott's, where Mrs. Ann was in a heat, but I spoke not to her, but told Mrs. Jem what I had done, and after that went home and wrote letters into the country by the post, and then played awhile on my lute, and so done, to supper and then to bed.

Evelyn's Diary. 01 Jan 1662. I went to London, invited to the solemn foolery of the Prince de la Grange, at Lincoln's Inn, where came the King (age 31), Duke, etc. It began with a grand masque, and a formal pleading before the mock Princes, Grandees, Nobles, and Knights of the Sun. He had his Lord Chancellor (age 52), Chamberlain, Treasurer, and other Royal Officers, gloriously clad and attended. It ended in a magnificent banquet. One Mr. Lort was the young spark who maintained the pageantry.

Pepy's Diary. 03 Jan 1662. So to dinner to my Lord Crew's (age 64) with him and his Lady, and after dinner to Faithorne's (age 46), and there bought some pictures of him; and while I was there, comes by the King life-guard, he being gone to Lincoln's Inn this afternoon to see the Revells there; there being, according to an old custom, a prince and all his nobles, and other matters of sport and charge.

Evelyn's Diary. 22 Sep 1671. After dinner, the Treasurer (age 41) carried me to Lincoln's Inn, to one of the Parliament Clerks, to obtain of him, that I might carry home and peruse, some of the Journals, which were, accordingly, delivered to me to examine about the late Dutch War. Returning home, I went on shore to see the Custom House, now newly rebuilt since the dreadful conflagration.

Rye House Plot

On 21 Jul 1683 William Russell (age 43) was beheaded by Jack Ketch at Lincoln's Inn for his involvement in the Rye House Plot. The executioner was so inept that he took four axe blows to separate the head from the body. After the first failed blow his victim looked up and said "You dog, did I give you 10 guineas to use me so inhumanely?".

On 11 Jul 1689 Samuel Edwin (age 18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 30 May 1695 Thomas Foley 1st Baron Foley (age 21) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

In 1705 Robert Bankes Jenkinson 4th Baronet (age 17) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn and called to the bar in 1713.

On 17 Jan 1706 Thomas Wyndham (age 20) admitted at Lincoln's Inn.

On 17 Feb 1720 Thomas Hervey (age 21) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

Letters of Horace Walpole. 27 Jul 1752. Arlington Street. To Horace Mann 1st Baronet (age 45).

What will you say to me after a silence of two months? I should be ashamed, if I were answerable for the whole world, who will do nothing worth repeating. Newspapers have horse-races, and can invent casualties, but I can't have the confidence to stuff a letter with either. The only casualty that is of dignity enough to send you, is a great fire at Lincoln's Inn, which is likely to afford new work for the lawyers, in consequence of the number of deeds and writings it has consumed. The Duke of Kingston (age 63) has lost many of his: he is unlucky with fires: Thoresby, his seat, was burnt a few years ago, and in it a whole room of valuable letters and manuscripts. There has been a Very considerable loss of that kind at this fire: Mr. Yorke, the Chancellor's son, had a great collection of Lord Somers's papers, many relating to the assassination plot; and by which, I am told, it appeared that the Duke of Marlborough was deep in the schemes of St. Germain's [Meaning the court of the exiled James II].

In 1777 John Henniker-Major 2nd Baron Henniker (age 24) was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

In 1799 William Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (age 21) called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

Europe, British Isles, England, London, Holborn Camden, Lincoln's Inn Chapel

Evelyn's Diary. 25 Mar 1649. I heard the Common Prayer (a rare thing in these days) in St. Peter's, at Paul's Wharf [Map], London; and, in the morning, the Archbishop of Armagh, that pious person and learned man, Usher (age 68), in Lincoln's Inn Chapel.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Nov 1686. I went to St. Martin's [Map] in the morning, where Dr. Birch preached very boldly against the Papists, from John xvi. 2. In the afternoon I heard Dr. Tillotson (age 56) in Lincoln's Inn chapel, on the of same text, but more cautiously.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. My last recollection of Cassiobury was in 1849, when I stayed there after the announcement of my engagement to the Count Montemolin (age 25). The great Lord Brougham (age 65) was included in the house-party, and one day when he was walking in the gardens, talking about my approaching marriage, he suddenly dropped on one knee, and taking my hand, kissed it, saying as he did so, "Let me be the first to kiss your hand as future Queen of Spain".

This somewhat theatrical behaviour was exactly what Lord Brougham (age 65) delighted in. He was a very ugly man, and like most ugly people he was very vain. He was a wonderful speaker, and few cared to provoke his powers of sarcasm; Hazlitt describes him as "a man of inordinate ambition and little heart"; but he certainly possessed some heart, for he adored his daughter Eleanor, who died at Cannes when she was only nineteen. The poor girl was an invalid all her short life, and her father resided at Cannes solely on her account. He built the Villa Eleanor for her, and until Lord Brougham's death her bedroom was always known as "Eleanor's room", and kept exactly as it had been when she occupied it.

The Villa is now an hotel, and Cannes is very different to what it was when Lord Brougham settled there. He told me that the town had only one hotel and one street when he first saw it.

Eleanor Brougham's body was brought to England, and she was buried in the small graveyard which belongs to Lincoln's Inn Chapel. I do not think any other woman has ever been interred there. The Marquis of Wellesley wrote her epitaph, and I believe it is a very beautiful and touching one.