John Lyons Nixon

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation for 5 enslaved people in his own name in British Guiana; with his wife Anna Munro Nixon (q.v.) he also counterclaimed and then reached a settlement for part of the compensation for the Foulis estate in British Guiana.

  1. John Lyons Nixon served as Receiver-general in 1826 in what became British Guiana, and as Lt-Governor of St Kitts 1833-6. He was in England at the time of compensation and appears to have died at Clifton. Will of John Lyons Nixon Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of St Kitts in the West Indies late Lieutenant-Colonel in Her Majesty's Service of Clifton Gloucestershire proved 27/09/1836.

  2. John Lyons Nixon's [second] wife Anna Munro (née Barrett[e]) was the ward of William Munro of Berbice, the owner of Foulis who died in 1832.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 166 (Foulis) and 366.

  1. T71/1610 letter dated 13/11/1835 from J Lyons Nixon, 11 Cavendish Square, London: I'm back from St Kitts, my agent failed to file counterclaim versus Thomas Ansell [for Foulis], may I file late. Letter dated 08/01/1836 from Lyons Nixon, 12 York Place, Clifton, Bristol, let me know when I should be there with you to prove my claims, don't want to delay to the claimant; PROB 11/1867.

  2. T71/1252 withdrawal by Anna M. Nixon and J. Lyons Nixon, 'having arranged with the original claimant for the satisfaction of our counter claim [on Foulis].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
(1) Mary Anne Sutherland (2) Anna Munro Barrett[e]

Associated Claims (2)

£17,532 6S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£191 18S 0D
Awardee

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England