Origins of the Inn


The precise date of the establishment of the Inn in the premises of the Greys' manor house is not documented. The earliest known reference to the existence of the Inn as a lodging of lawyers appears to be in 1370, when it is referred to as a "hospitium".

The first definite reference to Gray's Inn occurs in 1388, when it is recorded that two of its members were called as Serjeants-at-law.

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  • History

    List of notable dates through the Inn's history


  • First Treasurer of Gray's Inn

    William Walsingham

    First Treasurer of Gray's Inn

  • Timeline

    Explore notable dates, events and members throughout the history of the Inn