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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.