Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. BAR_1742_01

McCabe v Charnock



Case Name Long

Patrick and Elizabeth McCabe v Benjamin Charnock


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [540] p.721–722 (14 April 1742 – 2 June 1743)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.8 (22 Oct. 1741 – 29 Sept. 1743) p.129, 144, 211, 339–340, 356–371, 429: PC 2/97/129, 144, 211, 339–340, 356–371, 429



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 19 March 1739


Chancery – 15 April 1741



Arnett, Elizabeth – see McCabe, Elizabeth


Arnett, John, deceased (husband of Elizabeth [now Elizabeth McCabe])


Charnock, Benjamin, respondent


Kirton, Elizabeth – see McCabe, Elizabeth


Kirton, Philip, esquire, deceased (husband of Elizabeth [now Elizabeth McCabe])


McCabe (formerly Arnett; Kirton), Elizabeth, appellant (wife of Patrick, widow of Philip Kirton and John Arnett)


McCabe, Patrick, appellant (husband of Elizabeth)


Sharpe, John, esquire (attorney for Benjamin Charnock)





Mixed verdict with certain matters referred to the Master in Chancery and no costs on either side.


Smith (p.318) notes that one ground expressed for not awarding costs was appellant’s failure to prevail on all points of the appeal.


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

Table of Cases (McCabe v Charnoch)


Printed Cases

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


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