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Sir John Nicholl (1759-1838), Judge

Sitter in 3 portraits
John Nicholl entered Parliament as an MP in 1802 and spent thirty years serving in various constituencies. He had trained in the law but had not gone on to become a barrister. In 1809, he was appointed as a judge with a seat on the Privy Council. He regularly briefed the Privy Council and Secretaries of state on international law and maritime matters. In Parliament, he was a staunch defender of the established Church and the Admiralty and Ecclesiastical courts.

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Sir John Nicholl

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1832
NPG 316a(95)

316a(96)

Sir John Nicholl

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1832
NPG 316a(96)

D38756

Sir John Nicholl

by and published by and after Peltro William Tomkins
stipple engraving, published 28 July 1806
NPG D38756