Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. BER_1700_01

Johnstowne v Burton



Case Name Long

Lewis Johnstowne v Thomas and Mary Burton, et al.


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.2 [794] p.354–355 (20 June 1700 – 13 Dec. 1705)

  PC Register Citation

William III v.6 (4 April 1700 – 19 Feb. 1702) p.56, 70, 71–72, 203, 213, 218: PC 2/78/56, 70, 71–72, 203, 213, 218


  PC Register Citation

Anne v.3 (11 Oct. 1705 – 29 Feb. 1708) p.20, 31, 43: PC 2/81/20, 31, 43



Colonial Courts


Court of Chancery – 5 Feb. 1700


Court of Chancery – 24 Feb. 1701



Burton, Mary, respondent (wife of Thomas)


Burton, Thomas, respondent (husband of Mary)


Ford, Henry, deceased (great-uncle of Lewis Johnstowne)


Johnstowne, Lewis, gentleman, appellant (great-nephew of Henry Ford)


Outerbridge, Elizabeth (?wife of William)


Outerbridge, William (?husband of Elizabeth)


Walker, Charles


Wood, Benjamin (?husband of Rebecca)


Wood, Rebecca (?wife of Benjamin)



Concerning land.


Both judgments reversed without prejudice to further proceedings in Bermuda. Smith (p.342) notes that a supplementary enforcing order was necessary.


APC v.2 [795] references the related petition of Charles Walker of Bermuda (viewable here in the Documentation section). Seeking a probate of the will of Henry Ford, Walker claims that the “Five Shares of Land” in dispute in Johnstowne v Burton had been given to him in trust for others. Walker is allowed to appeal to the Governor of Bermuda for probate but the Johnstowne appeal is not deferred in the meantime.


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

Table of Cases (Johnstowne v Burton)


Printed Cases

Not found


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

TNA Document Petition of Charles Walker – 19 June 1700 (PC 1/46/1) view_Document
Notes about
Referenced in APC v.6 [16] p.6.