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Sir Nicholas Tindal (1776–1846), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums

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Born in Chelmsford, Nicholas Conyngham Tindal was the eldest son of Robert and Sally Tindal, and a successful lawyer. He became an MP in 1827, Solicitor-General and knighted in 1826, and Chief Justice from 1829. He spent his working life in London but kept connections with his home town, and supported Chelmsford charities.

John Lucas was a successful London portrait painter.

Chelmsford Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127.2 x 101.7 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired, 1977


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