James Dyce Nicol

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James Dyce Nicol (13 August 1805 – 16 November 1872) was a Scottish[1] businessman, and then a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1872.

Nicol was the son of W. Nicol M.D. of Stonehaven and his wife Margaret Dyce daughter of J. Dyce of Aberdeen. He was educated at the University of Glasgow. He was a partner in the firm of Messrs. W. Nichol and Co. of Bombay, where he lived for many years until he retired in 1844, and then a director of the Borneo Company Limited from its inception in 1856 until 1869.[2] Additionally, he was a Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.[3]

At the 1865 general election Nicol was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kincardineshire. He held the seat until his death at the age of 67 in 1872.[4]

Nicol married Sarah Loyd, daughter of Edward Loyd, banker of London and Manchester in 1844.


  1. ^ Scottish Births and Baptisms
  2. ^ Longhurst, Henry (1956). The Borneo Story. London: Newman Neame Limited. p. 118.
  3. ^ Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Hugh Arbuthnot
Member of Parliament for Kincardineshire
Succeeded by
Sir George Balfour