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Donald Nicoll (1820-1891)
1892 Obituary 
. . . . In 1849, Mr. Nicoll served the office of Sheriff of London and Middlesex, and subsequently for many years was a representative of the ward of Cornhill in the Court of Common Council.
In 1857, he was elected in the Liberal interest Member of Parliament for Frome, which borough he represented for two years, and in 1864, he became Captain of the 29th North Middlesex Volunteers. Some three years later, he successfully laid, in conjunction with Robert Sabine, ten miles of underground telegraph-conductors, on a system for which he had secured a patent. . . [more]