Appeals to the Privy Council

Search Colonial Appeals

Basic search form. This search form searches most of the text fields in the database and gives the report number, name of case, and colony for the result. Instructions about the use of this form and cautions about its limitations may be found here.

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Parties’ search. This search form will find any name element that is in the list of parties in a case (‘Case Name Long’). This search engine is in string form; do not add quotation marks to it. It will not accommodate Boolean searches. To perform a truncated search on the last word in the search, leave out ‘*’.

 

Participants’ search. This search form will find any name or addition that is in the list of participants in a case. Hence, it finds, in addition to the names of the parties, others mentioned in the case. It does not find names of counsel. This search engine is in string form; do not add quotation marks to it. It will not accommodate Boolean searches. To perform a truncated search on the last word in the search, leave out ‘*’.

 

Vessels’ search. This search form will find the name or description that is in the list of vessels involved in a case. This search engine is in string form; do not add quotation marks to it. It will not accommodate Boolean searches. To perform a truncated search on the last word in the search, leave out ‘*’.

 

Counsel search. This search form will find any surname in the counsel signature fields. This search engine is in string form; do not add quotation marks to it. It will not accommodate Boolean searches. To perform a truncated search on the last word in the search, leave out ‘*’.

 

APC search form. This search form searches the text fields in the database that give references to the Acts of the Privy Council and to the original registers of the Privy Council. It is useful for searching for specific dates in the APC and names of monarchs. (To differentiate among the Georges, do a string search “George <Roman numeral> v.”) It will find the TNA reference numbers also by string search: e.g., “PC 2/77”.

 

TNA documents search form. This search form searches the text fields that describe and present images of handwritten documents at the TNA in the category PC 1 that relate to our appeals. It will find the TNA reference numbers by string search: e.g., “PC 1/47”.

 

Formal appeal search. This search form returns a list of cases that we have classified as ‘true’ appeals or those which we have classified as not ‘true’ appeals. Enter ‘0’ to return the former, ‘1’ to return the latter.