Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1723_02

Rigby v Chester



Case Name Long

Richard Rigby and wife v Edward Chester, William Yeomans, et al.


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [52] p.59–60 (23 Oct. 1723 – 24 Dec. 1724)

  PC Register Citation

George I v.4 (1 June 1722 – 25 Aug. 1724) p.346, 566: PC 2/88/346, 566


  PC Register Citation

George I v.5 (Sept. 1724 – May 1727) p.16, 18, 25–26: PC 2/89/16, 18, 25–26



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 19 April 1723



Chester, Edward, respondent


Rigby, [Anne], appellant (wife of Richard)


Rigby, Richard, appellant (husband of [Anne])


Tryon, Mr. Thomas, solicitor (attorney for Edward Chester)


Yeomans, William, respondent



Sale of an “estate.”


Appeal sustained; cross bill dismissed with costs; further costs to be pronounced for future consideration.

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

Table of Cases (Rigby v Chester)


Printed Cases

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


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