Statues - Hither & Thither
East of England
Sir Nicholas TindalSir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal
Moulsham, Chelmsford 1776 - 6 July 1846
English lawyer who successfully defended Queen Caroline at her trial for adultery in 1820
Edward H. Baily
the right honorable
Sir NICOLAS CONYNGHAM TINDAL, Kkt. D.C.L.
lord chief justice of the court of common pleas,
born at chelmsford, a.d. 1776,
died a.d. 1846.
to preserve for all time
the image of a judge,
whose administration of english law,
directed by serene wisdom,
animated by purest love of justice,
endeared by unwearued kindness,
graced by the most lucid style,
will be held by his country
in undying remembrance.
Kkt. = King's Knight
DCL = Doctor of Civil Law
The likeness has been admirably caught and transferred, the front of the pedestal bears the following inscription from the pen of Mr. Justice Talfourd - a becoming tribute of the genius of the author of "Ion" to the memory of a former Chief of the Court in which he sits.