Resident in Antigua and member of the House of Assembly, claimed for the Creek estate on Antigua, having purchased it subject to a mortgage: Nibbs and Henry Moreton Dyer settled a division of the compensation between them.
In 1805 Thomas F. Nibbs appeared with William Baxter, 'merchants', certifying the exchange rate on a document dated 01/01/1805 from John Cole surgeon at HM Naval Hospital Antigua, seeking payments from the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen in London to Lord Lavington for disbursements at the Naval Hospital.
Jane Austen's father, Rev. George Austen, was trustee of the Antiguan estates of James Langford Nibbs, godfather to Jane Austen's brother James.
T71/877 Antigua claim no. 125 (Creek Estate).
Henry Moreton Dyer and Thos. F Nibbs appear to have agreed the division between them and put in a statement requesting the split: note from Henry Moreton Dyer T71/1609 18/05/1837 Marlbro St.refers to 'it has been arranged before the Commissioners'. The Slave Register shows Thomas Franklyn Nibbs: Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line].
http://www.farahardupre.co.uk/search.php?pageNum_Recordset1=154 ref. 19503 [accessed 22/04/2012].
Catherine Hall and Sonya Rose, At Home with the Empire (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006) p. 194.
Name in compensation records
Thos. F. Nibbs
£2,973 15S 11D