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Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (1776-1846), Chief Justice of Common Pleas

Sitter in 4 portraits
Tindal is best remembered for successfully defending Queen Caroline at her trial for adultery in 1820. Trained in the law, Tindal was called to the Bar as a barrister in 1809 and built a considerable practice on the Northern circuit. He entered Parliament as an MP in 1824 and served as Solicitor-General from 1826 to 1829. He was appointed Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas in 1829 an office he held until his death.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999


Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1840
NPG 482


A Joinder in the Please

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published June 1829
NPG D40947


Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal

by Henry Cousins, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, circa 1842 (1840)
NPG D39623