Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. ANT_1739_02

Dunbar v Webb



Case Name Long

Charles Dunbar v Henry Webb


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [474] p.640–644 (6 Sept. 1739 – 10 July 1740)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.6 (1 Oct. 1738 – 27 March 1740) p.343–344: PC 2/95/343–344


  PC Register Citation

George II v.7 (1 April 1740 – 7 Aug. 1741) p.92–93, 141, 142–147, 156–157: PC 2/96/92–93, 141, 142–147, 156–157



Colonial Courts


Admiralty Court – 25 July 1738



Carter (Carty), Timothy, master of the Pretty Polly


Coleman, James


Dunbar, Charles, surveyor general of his Majesty’s customs in Barbados, Bermuda, and the Leeward Islands, appellant


Hancock, Bononi, merchant, of London (father of Henry)


Hancock, Henry (son of Bononi)


Hussey, Peter, merchant, of Monserrat


Jameson, Richard, mate of the Pretty Polly


Mathew, Governor [William]


Webb, Henry (Harry), esquire, respondent




Pretty Polly (schooner)





The Admiralty Court’s decision to acquit the vessel is upheld; Dunbar appeals from this decision and the later appeal is sustained.

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

Table of Cases (Dunbar v Webb)


Printed Cases

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


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