Appeals to the Privy Council

Report No. 08_1741_01

Pearse v Cummyns

New York 

Case Name Short

Pearse v Cummyns

Case Name Long

Capt. Vincent Pearse v George Cummyns


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation 

v.3 [527] p.703 – 19 November 1741 – entry 1

PC Register Citation 

George II v.8 (22 October 1741 – 29 September 1743) p.13–14: PC 2/97/13–14


APC Citation 

v.3 [527] p.703–704 – 23 March 1743 – entry 2

PC Register Citation 

George II v.8 (22 October 1741 – 29 September 1743) p.210, 259, 308–310, 345: PC 2/97/210, 259, 308–310, 345


Colonial Courts

Court of Admiralty

Court of Kings Bench

Court of Errors – 17 April 1741


Cummyns, George (owner of the Restoration)

Forbes, Alexander, master of the Restoration

Pearse, Vincent, late Captain of HMS Flamborough


HMS Flamborough

Restoration (snow)


Seizure and condemnation of the Restoration (prize)


Judgment reversed, writs of consultation issued, and Admiralty Court ordered to proceed in original cause


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

    Pearse v Key – Report No. 08_1741_02 (APC, v.3 [528] p.704)

Both cases concern the same issue, to wit, whether the vessel seized was at the time “on the high seas or within the body of the city of New York.”

References in Smith, Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Plantations

Table of Cases (Pearse v Cummins)


Printed Cases

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Privy Council Documents in PC 1 at The National Archives at Kew

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