Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1733_03

Humphrey v Smith



Case Name Long

John Humphrey v Samuel and Mary Smith


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [291] p.401 (20 Dec. 1733 – 3 April 1735)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.3 (21 July 1732 – 18 July 1734) p.280: PC 2/92/280


  PC Register Citation

George II v.4 (1 Aug. 1734 – 23 Sept. 1736) p.84, 126, 127–131, 146: PC 2/93/84, 126, 127–131, 146



Colonial Courts


Governor as Chancellor – 25 June 1733



Humphrey (née Williams), Elizabeth, deceased (wife of John, daughter of Rowland Williams)


Humphrey, John, of St. Iago de la Vega, appellant (husband and administrator of Elizabeth)


Smith (née Williams), Mary, respondent (wife of Samuel, daughter of Rowland Williams)


Smith, Samuel, esquire, respondent (husband of Mary)


Williams, Elizabeth – see Humphrey, Elizabeth


Williams, Mary – see Smith, Mary


Williams, Rowland, formerly of the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, deceased (father of Elizabeth [now Elizabeth Humphrey] and Mary [now Mary Smith])



Not stated in the Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series.


Appeal in part sustained, in part dismissed.


The appellant’s printed case is summarized in Caribbeana: miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies, ed. Vere Langford Oliver (London: Mitchell, Hughes, and Clarke, 1909–1919), 6:66 (view).


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (John Humphrey v Samuel and Mary Smith)


J. Strange; J. Brown


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36216 f.81r–82v (Printed date on dorse 27 March 1734 with manuscript note: “Varied.” Additional manuscript notes and underlining.)


Respondent’s case

Case of the respondent (John Humphrey v Samuel and Mary Smith)


J. Willes; D. Ryder


Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: (General Collection) BrSides 1988 152 (Printed date on dorse March 173_. No manuscript notes or underlining.)



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


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