Appeals to the Privy Council
Report No. STC_1727_00

Paine v De Witt

St. Christopher 


Case Name Long

Charles and Jennet Paine, Nathaniel and Christian Paine, and Margaret MacArthur v Anne De Witt, Dorothy Bontinan, and Elizabeth Guithen


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [135] p.178 (13 Nov. 1727 – 26 June 1729)

PC Register Citation  

George II v.1 (14 June 1727 – 22 May 1729) p.182–183, 185–186, 189–190, 206–207, 218: PC 2/90/182–183, 185–186, 189–190, 206–207, 218


PC Register Citation  

George II v.2 (1 June 1729 – 16 June 1732) p.8–9, 11–12: PC 2/91/8–9, 11–12


Colonial Courts

Governor and Council as a Court of Errors – 25 Nov. 1724


Bontinan, Dorothy, widow, respondent

Butler, Thomas

De Witt (DeWitt), Anne, respondent, deceased

Guithen, Elizabeth, widow, respondent

MacArthur, Margaret, spinster, appellant

Paine, Charles, esquire, appellant (husband of Jennet)

Paine, Christian, appellant (wife of Nathaniel)

Paine, Jennet, appellant (wife of Charles)

Paine, Nathaniel, appellant (husband of Christian)


Trespass and ejectment.


Appeal dismissed without prejudice to bringing a new action; bonds ordered discharged.

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

Table of Cases (Paine v Bontineau; Paine v Dewitt)


Printed Cases

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

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