Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1718_02

Chester v Royal African Co.



Case Name Long

Edward Chester v Royal African Company


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.2 [1305] p.749–750 (6 Nov. 1718 – 24 March 1721)

  PC Register Citation

George I v.2 (2 March 1717 – 25 Aug. 1720) p.187, 194, 215–216, 218: PC 2/86/187, 194, 215–216, 218


  PC Register Citation

George I v.3 (25 Aug. 1720 – 31 May 1722) p.171: PC 2/87/171



Colonial Courts


Leeward Islands Chancery – 28 July 1718



Chester, Edward (1), appellant


Chester, Edward (2), jun.


Royal African Company, respondent



Appeal from a judgment ordering Chester to pay a higher amount than he alleges is due.


A rehearing is ordered contingent upon Chester’s payment of a lower amount consented to by both parties.


The PC register calls the colony ‘Leeward Islands’, the British name in this period for a group of islands that included Antigua.


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

Table of Cases (Chester v Royal African Co.)


Printed Cases

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


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