Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1742_03

Brown v Hyde

Hyde v Brown



Case Name Long

Charles and Dorothy Brown v Edmund Hyde, and Robert and Jane Hamilton

Case Name Long

Edmund Hyde v Charles and Dorothy Brown


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [547] p.727–728 (17 May 1742 – 17 Jan. 1750)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.8 (22 Oct. 1741 – 29 Sept. 1743) p.144–145, 404–408, 426: PC 2/97/144–145, 404–408, 426


  PC Register Citation

George II v.11 (1 Aug. 1746 – 30 April 1748) p.110: PC 2/100/110


  PC Register Citation

George II v.12 (1 May 1748 – 29 March 1750) p.205, 371, 385–395, 428–429: PC 2/101/205, 371, 385–395, 428–429



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 16 Feb. and 14 July 1741 (Brown v Hyde)


Chancery – 17 and 30 Jan. 1745 (Hyde v Brown)



Adam, Patrick


Basnett, Robert


Brown, Charles, appellant/respondent (husband of Dorothy)


Brown (formerly Mitchell), Dorothy, appellant/respondent (wife of Charles, widow of Thomas Mitchell [2])


Garth, James, deceased (husband of Jane [now Jane Hamilton])


Garth, Jane – see Hamilton, Jane


Hamilton (née Mitchell, formerly Garth; Miller), Jane, respondent (wife of Robert, widow of Pancefort Miller [1] and James Garth, daughter of Thomas [1] and Frances Mitchell)


Hamilton, Robert, respondent (husband of Jane)


Hyde, Edmund, respondent/appellant (executor of Pancefort Miller [1])


Hyde, James


Maxwell, Joseph (executor of Pancefort Miller [1])


McCreagh, Dennis


Mill, Richard


Miller, Elizabeth (niece of Pancefort [1])


Miller, George (1) (brother of Pancefort [1])


Miller, George (2) (nephew of Pancefort [1])


Miller, Hester (niece of Pancefort [1])


Miller, Jane – see Hamilton, Jane


Miller, Pancefort (1), deceased (husband of Jane [now Jane Hamilton], father of Pancefort [2])


Miller, Pancefort (2), the younger, minor, deceased (son of Pancefort [1])


Miller, Richard (nephew of Pancefort [1])


Miller, Thomas (brother of Pancefort [1])


Miller, William (1) (brother of Pancefort [1])


Miller, William (2) (nephew of Pancefort [1])


Mitchell, Dorothy – see Brown, Dorothy


Mitchell, Frances (wife of Thomas [1])


Mitchell, Jane – see Hamilton, Jane


Mitchell, Thomas (1), the elder (husband of Frances, father of Jane [now Jane Hamilton])


Mitchell, Thomas (2), the younger, deceased (husband of Dorothy [now Dorothy Brown], legatee of Pancefort Miller [1])


Pratter, Edward (executor of Pancefort Miller [1])


Whincop, Edward





First order reversed with liberty to amend or reply or file cross bill; on second appeal all proceedings reversed.


Related to other Privy Council appeals:

Hamilton v Richardson, Richardson v Hamilton – Report No. JAM_1744_04 (APC, v.3 [594] p.781–782)

Richardson v Hyde – Report No. JAM_1744_05 (APC, v.3 [603] p.798)

Richardson v Edlyne – Report No. JAM_1744_06 (APC, v.3 [606] p.800)

Hyde v Greenlees – Report No. JAM_1754_01 (APC, v.4 [232] p.243–244).


Printed Cases

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


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