Appeals to the Privy Council

Report No. 11_1705_02

Appeal of Newton

Rhode Island 

Case Name Short

Newton, appeal of

Not a ‘true’ appeal.
Case Name Long

Thomas Newton, appeal of


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation 

v.2 [987] p.497 – 20 December 1705 – entry 1

PC Register Citation 

Anne v.3 (11 October 1705 – 29 February 1708) p.59: PC 2/81/59


Colonial Courts

Proceedings in colonial court unclear


Newton, Thomas, mariner




Referred to the Board of Trade; no further disposition stated in the APC


This is a title dispute with reference to Hog Island. The petition of Thomas Newton requests a trial in an adjacent province with impartial judges rather than strictly appealing from a judgment. It is not clear from the entry if there had been any trial below. Bilder, Transatlantic Constitution, p.77, notes this request.


Printed Cases

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

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