Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. BAR_1726_03

Seawell v Seawell



Case Name Long

Thomas Seawell and Thomas Noel Seawell v Elizabeth Seawell and Benjamin Charnock


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [106] p.134–135 (6 Sept. 1726 – 22 May 1729)

  PC Register Citation

George I v.5 (Sept. 1724 – May 1727) p.279, 298, 370–371: PC 2/89/279, 298, 370–371


  PC Register Citation

George II v.1 (14 June 1727 – 22 May 1729) p.216–218, 227–230, 512: PC 2/90/216–218, 227–230, 512



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 25 Nov. 1725


Chancery – 15 May 1728



Bennet, John (attorney for Thomas Seawell)


Charnock, Benjamin, respondent


Cocker, ___


Seawell, Elizabeth (1), respondent (widow of Richard, executrix of Thomas)


Seawell, Elizabeth (2), of London, later appellant (widow of Thomas)


Seawell, Richard, deceased (husband of Elizabeth [1])


Seawell, Thomas, merchant, of London, appellant, later deceased (husband of Elizabeth [2], father of Thomas Noel)


Seawell, Thomas Noel, haberdasher of small wares, of London, appellant (eldest son and executor of Thomas)



Concerning estates.


Not stated in the Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series. The appeal was abated by Thomas Seawell’s death. His widow’s attempt to revive the action was dismissed with no bar to further proceedings in the Barbados Chancery. The outcome of such proceedings, if any, is not given in the APC. There is a request for an additional appeal by Thomas Noel Seawell. Whether that appeal was granted is also not stated in the APC.

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

Table of Cases (Seawell v Seawell)


Printed Cases

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


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