NICOLL, Humphrey (c.1651-1700), of Penvose, Cornw.
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b. c.1651, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Anthony Nicoll† of Penvose by Amey, da. and coh. of Peter Speccot† of Thornbury, Devon. m. lic. 9 Sept. 1676, Rebecca, da. of John Cudworth, Girdler and alderman of London, of New Fish Street Hill, London, 4s. 5da. suc. fa. 1659.1
Sheriff, Cornw. 1692–3.
Nicoll, who came from a Presbyterian family whose religious sympathies he shared, was probably a Whig in the Convention Parliament. He was returned at a by-election for Bossiney for which a new writ was issued on 3 Apr., though the indenture is missing. An analysis of the Commons prepared by Robert Harley* in April 1691, and subsequently amended, classed Nicoll as doubtful. He died, aged 48, on 7 Jan. 1700 and was buried at St. Tudy, Cornwall.
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 344–5; London Mar. Lic. ed. Foster, 972; J. R. Woodhead, Rulers of London (London and Mdx. Arch. Soc.), 54.