Appeals to the Privy Council
Report No. JAM_1769_07

Swete v Beach



Case Name Long

Esther Swete, Francis Baxter, Charles Gardiner, and Robert Richards v Thomas and Helen Beach, and Janet Sadler


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [132] p.217 (29 Nov. 1769 – 19 July 1771)

PC Register Citation  

George III v.7 (May 1769 – Dec. 1770) p.155–156, 259–260: PC 2/114/155–156, 259–260


PC Register Citation  

George III v.8 (Jan. 1771 – Dec. 1771) p.304–314, 340–341: PC 2/115/304–314, 340–341


Colonial Courts

Chancellor – 18 Feb. 1769


Baxter, Francis, appellant (executor of Mary Hynes [2])

Beach (née Hynes), Helen, respondent (wife of Thomas, daughter of Janet Hynes)

Beach, Thomas, respondent (husband of Helen)

Beckford, Anne

Beckford, William (mortgagee of Mary Hynes [2])

Bennett, Bridget

Bennett, George

Brayne, Charles (father of Mary [now Mary Hynes [1]])

Brayne, Mary – see Hynes, Mary (1)

Dawkins, Henry

Elletson (née Hynes), Elizabeth, deceased (daughter of Janet Hynes)

Gardiner, Charles, appellant (executor of Mary Hynes [2])

Guthrie, Elizabeth

Guthrie, Helen

Guthrie, James (father of Janet [now Janet Hynes])

Guthrie, Janet – see Sadler, Janet

Guthrie, John

Guthrie, Mary

Hall, Mary (wife of William)

Hall, William (husband of Mary)

Hayman, William

Hynes, Elizabeth, deceased – see Elletson, Elizabeth

Hynes, Helen – see Beach, Helen

Hynes, Janet – see Sadler, Janet

Hynes, John, deceased (husband of Janet, former husband of Mary [1], father of Mary [2])

Hynes (née Brayne), Mary (1), presumed deceased (wife of John, daughter of Charles Brayne)

Hynes, Mary (2), deceased (daughter of John, mortgagor of Peter Beckford, residuary devisor and legator of Esther Swete)

Pratter, Edward

Richards, Robert, of Kingston, appellant (administrator of Mary Hynes [2])

Sadler (née Guthrie, formerly Hynes), Janet, respondent (widow of John Hynes, daughter of James Guthrie, mother of Elizabeth Elletson and Helen Beach)

Swete, Esther, widow, appellant (residuary devisee and legatee of Mary Hynes [2])

Trelawny, Sir William, governor (cousin of Edward)

Turner, [Samuel], alderman of London

West, John




Order reversed with costs.


See the Introduction on Montpelier Estate in the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery for reference to Janet Sadler.


Printed Cases

Not found

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

TNA Document Committee report – 9 July 1771 (PC 1/60/10) view_Document
Catalogued as

Jamaica, West Indies: Report of committee on appeal Swete v Beach

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