Francis Nicholls b.1658/9

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Francis NICHOLLS b.1658/9

Biographical Note

Son of Francis Nicholls of London, gentleman (who was possibly the barrister Francis Nicholls of the Middle Temple and of Treharne, Cornwall). Matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford in 1676. Assumed to be related to William Nicholls.


He used an engraved armorial bookplate: Franks 21809 (‘Frank. Nicholls. Coll. Exon. Oxon’). The content and the disposition of his library are not established.


  • Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.