Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1721_01

Forrest v Martin

Martin v Forrest



Case Name Long

George and Susanna Forrest v Margaret Martin and Henry Martin

Case Name Long

Margaret Martin and Henry Martin (later revived by Robert Martin) v Edward Horn Forrest


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [12] p.21–22 (9 July 1721 – 7 Nov. 1734)

  PC Register Citation

George I v.3 (25 Aug. 1720 – 31 May 1722) p.260, 296: PC 2/87/260, 296


  PC Register Citation

George I v.4 (1 June 1722 – 25 Aug. 1724) p.183–184, 209: PC 2/88/183–184, 209


  PC Register Citation

George I v.5 (Sept. 1724 – May 1727) p.283, 293: PC 2/89/283, 293


  PC Register Citation

George II v.3 (21 July 1732 – 18 July 1734) p.143, 147–148, 532: PC 2/92/143, 147–148, 532


  PC Register Citation

George II v.4 (1 Aug. 1734 – 23 Sept. 1736) p.29, 30, 34: PC 2/93/29, 30, 34



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 19 Aug. 1719 (Forrest v Martin)


Unnamed – 20 May 1724 (Martin v Forrest)


Governor and Council as a Court of Errors – 1 Nov. 1725 (Martin v Forrest)



Forrest (Forest), Edward Horn, respondent (son and heir of George and Susanna)


Forrest (Forest), George, surgeon, appellant (husband of Susanna, father of Edward Horn)


Forrest (Forest), Susanna, appellant (wife of George, mother of Edward Horn)


Martin, Henry, infant, respondent/appellant, later deceased (son of Margaret, brother of Robert)


Martin, Margaret, widow, respondent/appellant, later deceased (mother of Henry)


Martin, Robert, appellant (brother and heir of Henry)


Webb, Mr. ___



Concerning land.


Appeal from the Chancery decree sustained in part, dismissed in part; Court of Errors judgment and that of May 1724 reversed.


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

Crump v Martin, Martin v Crump – Report No. ANT_1723_01 (APC, v.3 [41] p.43).

The appellant’s and respondent’s printed cases are summarized in Caribbeana: miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies, ed. Vere Langford Oliver (London: Mitchell, Hughes, and Clarke, 1909–1919), 6:66–67 (view).


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

Table of Cases (Forrest v Martin)


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (Robert Martin v Edward Horne Forest)


D. Ryder; J. Browne


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36216 f.83r–86v (Printed/manuscript date on dorse 5 Nov. 1734 with note: “Judgment reversed and prohibition awarded.” One manuscript note and additional underlining/brackets; additional manuscript notes follow the printed case.)



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


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