The individual entries in this book relate to all those who, between 1845 and 1945 inclusive, held office or rank as follows:_
Judge of the Superior Courts
Recorder of London
Judge of Mayor's and City of London Court ( or its predecessors)
County Court Judge
It will be appreciated that a subject is often eligible by more than one of these criteria.
A natural consequence of this arrange ment is that the period under consider ation is, in a sense, extended. Some of those still living in 1845, had careers which began in the previous century, and some who had qualified for entry by 1945, remained professionally ac tive well beyond that date.