Staple Inn, Middlesex Genealogy
Staple's Inn, Holborn, is three houses on the south side, going from Middle Row towards Farringdon Street. It is an inn of Chancery, and an appendage as an inn of court to Gray's Inn. This inn is said to have been anciently a hall for the accomodation of wool staplers, whence it derived its name; but it was an inn of Chancery before 1415, and in 1529 the benchers of Gray's Inn purchased it for its present purpose.
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.