Solicitors

Solicitors' records can be divided into 3 main categories.  Records of the firm usually consist of letter books and account books; records of the firm's clients including families, business, schools, charities etc; and records of other organisations and institutions such as turnpike trusts or petty sessions, in which members of the firm held official positions.

Records from other firms of solicitors may also have been inherited during take-overs and mergers.

Most records relate to the town within which the firm of solicitors was situated, or the surrounding area, but some clients came from further afield and the geographical area covered by the records reflects this.

Some collections are not listed in detail and entries reflect available information.  Groups of records that have not been listed may not necessarily be produced in the searchroom.  Please check directly with the individual Archive Centre concerned.

Links to online catalogues of holdings:

ALLISON, Solicitors of Whitehaven (Records held at an outstore near Carlisle and can only be accessed through consultation with staff there: Carlisle Archives )

ARNISON, Solicitors of Penrith

ARNOLD GREENWOOD & SONS, Solicitors of Kendal

BEATY'S, Solicitors of Wigton

BENDLE, SIBSON & Davidson, Solicitors of Carlisle (papers not listed)

BENSON, Solicitors of Cockermouth (Records held at an outstore near Carlisle and can only be accessed through consultation with staff there: Carlisle Archives )

BINYON & CHAPMAN, Solicitors of Ulverston (papers not listed in detail)

BLACKBURN & MAIN, Solicitors of Carlisle (papers not listed)

BLEAYMIRE & SHEPHERD, Solicitors of Penrith (records held at Carlisle Archives )

BLEAYMIRE & SHEPHERD, Solicitors of Penrith (records held at Kendal Archives )

BROCKBANK & HELDER, Solicitors of Whitehaven

BROCKBANK & TYSON, Solicitors of Whitehaven

BURNETTS, Solicitors of Carlisle

PAULINE L BUTLER, Solicitor of Carlisle

THOMAS BUTLER & SON, Solicitors of Broughton-in-Furness

CARRICK & LEE, Solicitors of Brampton

CARTMELLS, Solicitors of Brampton and Carlisle

CARTMELL & SHEPHERD, Solicitors of Appleby

DENBY & CO, Solicitors of Barrow-in-Furness

DOBINSON, TURNER & HUGHES, Solicitors of Carlisle (additional title deeds available at DX 1134 )

FEARENSIDE, Solicitor of Burton-in-Kendal

FELL, KILVINGTON & CO, Solicitors of Kirkby Stephen

R T FORRESTER, Solicitors of Barrow-in-Furness

GATEY and HEELIS, Solicitors of Ambleside, Hawkshead and Windermere

H F T GOUGH & Co., Solicitors of Whitehaven

GREENWOOD, KYLE & GOAD, Solicitors of Kendal

HAGUE & HAGUE, Solicitors of Sedbergh (papers partially listed)

HALLAM, Solicitors of Kirkby Stephen

HART JACKSON, Solicitors of Ulverston

HART JACKSON, Solicitors of Ulverston (material formerly at Lancashire Record Office)

HAYTON WINKLEY, Solicitors of Windermere and Kendal (papers partially listed)

HEELIS & HEELIS, Solicitors of Appleby

HODGSONS, Solicitors of Carlisle

HOUGH, HALTON & SOAL, Solicitors of Carlisle

HOWSON & MASON, Solicitors of Workington

KENDALL & FISHER, Solicitors of Ulverston

IAIN MACI LIVINGSTON & CO, Solicitors of Ulverston

D J MASON & CO, Solicitors of Workington

DAVID MAWSON, Solicitor of Brampton - contact Carlisle Archives directly for details

MELLEN & CO, Licensed Conveyancers of Barrow-in-Furness

MILNE, MOSER & SON, Solicitors of Kendal

MOUNSEY BOWMAN & SUTCLIFFE, Solicitors of Carlisle

MUCKLE, SON & HALL, Solicitors of Alston

N J NOBLE, Solicitor of Barrow-in-Furness

OGLETHORPE & BROATCH, Solicitors of Keswick

PAISLEY & CO, Solicitors of Workington

PEARSON & PEARSON, Solicitors of Kirkby Lonsdale

POOLE TOWNSEND, Solicitors of Barrow

POWELL & SYKES, Solicitors of Kendal

RADCLIFFES & CO, Solicitors of London

REED, GRAHAM & LITTLE, Solicitors of Penrith (records held at Carlisle Archives )

REED, GRAHAM & LITTLE, Solicitors of Penrith (records held at Kendal Archives )

RHODES & GILLMAN, Solicitors of Kendal

SATTERTHWAITE & SWAINSON, Solicitors of Lancaster

SAUL & LIGHTFOOT, Solicitors of Carlisle

SCOTT DUFF AND COMPANY, Solicitors of Penrith

THOMPSON & WILSON, Solicitors of Kendal

THOMSON, HAYTON WINKLEY, Solicitors of Kendal

TOWNSEND, Solicitors of Barrow-in-Furness

WAUGH & MUSGRAVE, Solicitors of Cockermouth

WRIGHT, BROWN & STRONG, Solicitors of Carlisle