Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. BAR_1705_05

Holt v Burke



Case Name Long

Richard and Martha Holt, and Mary Croft v Edward and Mary Burke


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.2 [984] p.496–497 (20 Dec. 1705 – 18 Jan. 1706)

  PC Register Citation

Anne v.3 (11 Oct. 1705 – 29 Feb. 1708) p.58, 73, 83–84: PC 2/81/58, 73, 83–84



Colonial Courts





Burke, Edward, esquire, respondent (husband of Mary)


Burke, Mary, respondent (wife of Edward)


Croft, Mary, widow, of Bampton, Oxford County, appellant


Gascoigne, Stephen, deceased


Holt, Martha, appellant (wife of Richard)


Holt, Richard, merchant, of Islington, Middlesex County, appellant (husband of Martha)



Recovery of part of an estate.


Sentence reversed.

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

Table of Cases (Holt v Burke)


Printed Cases

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


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Other Documents

Other DocumentsThe will of the Honourable Stephen Gascoigne of Island of Barbados, West Indies, can be found at The National Archives, PROB 11/390/421, last visited 3/1/2017.