Appeals to the Privy Council

Report No. 13_1738_00

Hunt v Hill


Case Name Short

Hunt v Hill

Case Name Long

William Hunt v James and Joyce Hill


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation 

v.3 [427] p.588 – 12 January 1738 – entry 1

PC Register Citation 

George II v.5 (1 October 1736 – 4 September 1738) p.370: PC 2/94/370


APC Citation 

v.3 [427] p.588–590 – 27 November 1740 – entry 2

PC Register Citation 

George II v.7 (1 April 1740 – 7 August 1741) p.175, 234, 235–240, 263: PC 2/96/175, 234, 235–240, 263


Colonial Courts

Royal Court – 15 April 1736 or 1737 following several trials


Clopton, William (deceased partner of William Hunt)

Franks, William

Hill, James (husband of Joyce Hill)

Hill, Joyce (wife of James Hill and executrix of William Clopton)

Hunt, William, merchant, of London (partner of William Clopton)

Lacy, Joseph

Mason, William

Merriwether, William


Settlement of partnership account


Affirmed “except the method of payment of the currency debt by an assignment of a moiety of the outstanding debts of the partnership, which is reversed,” according to the APC

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

Table of Cases (Hunt v Hill)


Printed Cases

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

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