(1851–1923), editor. Ordained in 1874 to the Free Church of Scotland, he became minister at Kelso in 1877. In 1885, however, he was compelled through ill-health to resign his charge and go south, and for the rest of his life devoted his energies to successful editorial work, mainly with the assistance of the publishing house of Hodder & Stoughton. From 1885 till his death he edited the Expositor, a semi-popular monthly journal in which he enlisted the help of many leading scholars. From 1886 Nicoll also issued the British Weekly, a penny weekly in which current policy and affairs were discussed from a Christian (mainly Nonconformist) standpoint, Nicoll himself regularly contributing to its columns under the pseudonym of ‘Claudius Clear’.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.