Appeals to the Privy Council
Report No. QUE_1767_01

Ord v Houdin



Case Name Long

John Ord, Jacob Rowe, and William James v Anthony Peter Houdin


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [39] p.110 (26 June 1767 – 24 July 1767)

PC Register Citation  

George III v.5 (Aug. 1766 – Jan. 1768) p.127, 370, 377, 387: PC 2/112/127, 370, 377, 387


Colonial Courts

Supreme Court – 19 Aug. 1765

Governor and Council – 18 April 1766


Houdin, Anthony Peter, merchant, respondent

James, William, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)

Johnstone, William, captain lieutenant in HM Regiment of Artillery (assignor of John Ord, Jacob Rowe, and William James)

Ord, John, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)

Rowe, Jacob, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)


Action to recover a debt.


Appeal dismissed for non-prosecution.


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

Johnstone v Houdin – Report No. QUE_1763_00 (APC, v.4 [506] p.559).

The Ord appeal may be a continuation of the controversy in Johnstone v Houdin. The APC entries are vague on this point. Both appeals are mentioned in a speech to the Empire Club in Canada by The Honourable William Renwick on 17 March 1927.


Printed Cases

Not found

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

Not found


Other Documents

Other DocumentsHoldings of papers in the Ord appeal are noted in The National Archives of Canada, Finding Aid no.22 for Collection Peter Robinson.