Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1738_02

Smith v Jarvis



Case Name Long

Wavel Smith v Thomas Jarvis


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [447] p.615–616 (25 July 1738 – 12 June 1739)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.5 (1 Oct. 1736 – 4 Sept. 1738) p.601, 608–610, 616: PC 2/94/601, 608–610, 616


  PC Register Citation

George II v.6 (1 Oct. 1738 – 27 March 1740) p.219: PC 2/95/219



Colonial Courts


Court of General Sessions of the Peace of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery in St. Johns, Antigua – 12 Feb. 1733


Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas – 22 July 1735



Burke, John, esquire


Jarvis, Thomas, respondent


Smith, Wavel, esquire, secretary of the Leeward Islands, appellant





Petition granted to bring a writ of error.


Related to other Privy Council appeals:

Smith v Carlisle – Report No. ANT_1736_01 (APC, v.3 [378] p.502–504)

Smith v Buckley – Report No. STC_1753_02 (APC, v.4 [204] p.198–199).

The Court of Errors in Antigua had refused to hear Smith’s appeal of the judgment of the Court of King’s Bench and Common Pleas because the amount in question was too low. Thus Smith petitioned the Committee for the right to bring a writ of error, then, if necessary, an appeal to the Privy Council. The printed cases and PC 1 documents listed in ANT_1736_01 relate to both cases.


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

Table of Cases (Smith v Rex)


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (Wavell Smith and Savile Cust)


J. Strange; Will. Noel


Hamilton College Library: (Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection) Rare Book Room – Beinecke Oversize – JV1076.S45 1739 (Printed date on dorse 16 July 1738 with manuscript notes. Additional minor manuscript notes/corrections; no underlining.)



University of Michigan. William L. Clements Library: (Antigua collection, 1719–1739) Box 1 (Only the first two pages of the manuscript are included.)



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

TNA Document See the related PC 1 documents listed in ANT_1736_01.