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Coat of Arms of the Kendall family of Pelyn in Cornwall.

Nicholas Kendall (22 December 1800 – 8 June 1878)[1] was born at Pelyn in the parish of Lanlivery, Cornwall. He was Sheriff of Cornwall and a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP). In 1858 he was chairman of the River Thames Select Committee during The Great Stink [2]

He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He was Sheriff of Cornwall in 1847. In the same year he suppressed a riot at St Austell, on the 11th of June. He was returned to parliament for East Cornwall, in conjunction with Thomas Agar-Robartes, in 1852, which position he retained without intermission until 1868. Mr Kendall was one of the county magistrates and also a deputy-lieutenant, and deputy warden of the Stannaries. For some time he was captain of the Royal Cornwall Rangers Militia.[3]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 2009-11-29.  
  2. ^ Water supply and river studies‎ by London City Council - 1905
  3. ^ Extract from pages 21 to 32 of Volume III, Part No. 31 of "A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall" (known as“Lake’s Parochial History of Cornwall”) compiled by Joseph Polsue
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Pole-Carew
Thomas Agar-Robartes
Member of Parliament for East Cornwall
With: Thomas Agar-Robartes
Succeeded by
Sir John Salusbury-Trelawny, Bt
Edward Brydges Willyams


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