Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. BER_1694_00

Richier v Goddard



Case Name Long

Isaac Richier v Lieutenant Governor Goddard


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series

view_APC  view_CSP

APC Citation  

v.2 [544] p.266–267 (1 March 1694 – 21 Dec. 1699)

CSP Citation  

IX no. 911, 2209; X no. 1028–1029; XII no. 734, 992

  PC Register Citation

William III v.3 (1 Oct. 1692 – 29 Nov. 1694) p.365, 377–378: PC 2/75/365, 377–378


  PC Register Citation

William III v.4 (2 Dec. 1694 – 23 April 1697) p.93, 241–242: PC 2/76/93, 241–242


  PC Register Citation

William III v.5 (5 May 1697 – 30 March 1700) p.12, 368, 393, 396, 404, 444–445: PC 2/77/12, 368, 393, 396, 404, 444–445



Colonial Courts


Unnamed – 15 Dec. 1693 (two judgments in actions brought by [Nicholas] Trott against Richier)



Goddard, Lieutenant Governor ___, respondent


Holt, Lord Chief Justice [John]


Richier, Isaac, appellant


Trott, Mr. ___



Arrest and seizure of property of the acting governor Richier. Smith (p.129) indicates that this was because he had refused to divide the profits of the government.


Judgments in Bermuda rendered null and void with instructions for further proceedings to examine Richier’s complaint against Goddard.


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

Richier v Trott – Report No. BER_1692_00 (APC, v.2 [476] p.236).

Not indexed as an appeal.

The APC miscites the penultimate CSP reference as XII no. 934; the correct citation is XII no. 734.


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

Table of Cases (Richier v Goddard) (extensive discussion)


Printed Cases

Not found


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


Not found