Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1708_00

Appeal of Elliot



Case Name Long

Appeal of Thomas and Elizabeth Elliot, John and Sarah Earle, and Mary Ligham


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.2 [1057] p.548 (1 April 1708 – 19 May 1709)

  PC Register Citation

Anne v.4 (5 March 1708 – 31 May 1710) p.48, 123–124, 312, 317: PC 2/82/48, 123–124, 312, 317



Colonial Courts


Court of Common Pleas – 15 July 1707



Dumer, Edmund


Earle, John, appellant (husband of Sarah)


Earle, Sarah, appellant (wife of John)


Elliot, Elizabeth, appellant (wife of Thomas)


Elliot, Thomas, appellant (husband of Elizabeth)


Fisher, John, solicitor (attorney for Mary Lingham)


Jones, Joshua, foreman of the jury


Ligham (Lingham), John (brother of Mary)


Ligham (Lingham), Mary, spinster, appellant (sister of John)


Moore, Thomas


Park (Parke), Col. [Daniel]


Pearne, Col. ___, deceased (father of Henry)


Pearne, Henry, minor (son of Col. ___)


Pember, Mr. ___, Attorney General


Perry, John, Chief Marshal of Antigua


Williams, Col. Rowland, witness


Worlidge, Edward, solicitor (attorney for Mary Lingham)


Yeamans, Mr. [John], Governor of Antigua, witness



Concerning land.


Dismissed as irregularly brought.


Lingham appears to be the correct spelling of the surname though only Ligham appears in the APC.

Participants not mentioned in the APC were added here for clarity. Information about these participants was obtained from related primary and other sources.


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

Table of Cases (Elliot v Perne)


Printed Cases

Not found


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

TNA Document Depositions (Elliot, Earle, and Lingham v Dove) – 21 May 1708 and 15 June 1708 (PC 1/47/10) view_Document
Notes about
Referenced in APC v.6 [190] p.68–69. The APC gives the second date of 15 June 1708, but the document itself is dated 21 June 1708.