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Ask a Genealogist: What was an Inn of Chancery?

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Question:

I am not certain what an "Inn of Chancery" that my ancestor attended in England in the 1500's.  Can you tell me what that would have been?

Answer:

An "Inn of Chancery" was an English college that instructed scholars in basic law.  These students would later go on to attend an "Inn of Court" for further study in law.  This system of non-university training was founded in the 14th century.

Posted by David Lambert at 05/02/2013 04:58:18 PM | 


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