NICOLL, Humphrey (c.1651-1700), of Penvose, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1689 - 1690
Apr. 1694 - 1695

Family and Education

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

Offices Held

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.