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This article looks at the involvement of 255 Southern men (11 from or associated with North Carolina) in the English legal intellectual institution known as the Inns of Court, and its associated groups, The Inner Temple, The Middle Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. The article provides background information for each associated group, and then lists the American Southern men admitted to the institution by state and including their year of admission and the group to which they belonged. The North Carolina inductees mentioned are William Brimage, Gabriel Cathcart, Thomas Child, Sir Richard Everard, Enoch Hall, Henry Eustace McCulloh, Thomas McGuire, Josiah Martin, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Smith, and Alexander White. Some biographical information on certain members from Southern states follows this list.
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Enoch Hall, was named by the King as Chief Justice of North Carolina in 1744. He was on a commission in 1746 to compile, index and print the Laws of North Carolina. Hall traveled extensively to hold court around the province and pushed to increase the number of courts and for their better regulation. He died in England on October 18, 1753.