David McNichol (1781-1855)
David McNichol was born in Dundee. He was converted as a child, largely through the influence of his mother. McNichol began to preach at the age of twenty and was accepted by the Leeds Conference of 1802. Dr Adam Clarke was apparently so impressed by McNichol's preaching that he specifically requested that he be stationed with him in London.
An exceptionally well-read and intelligent man, McNichol became expert in theology, literature and science. He was a firm upholder of Wesleyan discipline.
McNichol exercised an active circuit ministry in Scotland and England until his death, which occurred suddenly after he had returned home from a week 'advocating the cause of the perishing heathen'.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1836 and Hill's Arrangement 1827