Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1742_05

Hassall v Foster



Case Name Long

Anna Shanks Hassall v Robert Foster


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [562] p.743 (16 Dec. 1742 – 3 Nov. 1743)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.8 (22 Oct. 1741 – 29 Sept. 1743) p.281, 385–386: PC 2/97/281, 385–386


  PC Register Citation

George II v.9 (1 Oct. 1743 – 27 Feb. 1745) p.25–27, 34–35: PC 2/98/25–27, 34–35



Colonial Courts


Governor as Ordinary and Sole Judge for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration – 19 Feb. 1741



Foster, Robert, respondent (administrator of Sarah Shanks)


Hassall (née Shanks), Anna, of Kingston, Jamaica, appellant (wife of Arthur, executrix of Sarah Shanks)


Hassall, Arthur (husband of Anna)


Shanks, Anna – see Hassall, Anna


Shanks, Sarah, widow, deceased



Vacation of letters testamentary.


Order reversed and letters testamentary declared to be in full force.


Printed Cases

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


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