Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1743_03

Bennett v Bontein



Case Name Long

John Bennett (later his widow Mary), John Gray, and Benjamin Maynard v Thomas (the first name provided in [566] of APC v.3) Bontein


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [567] p.748 (23 March 1743 – 11 Jan. 1749)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.8 (22 Oct. 1741 – 29 Sept. 1743) p.352–353: PC 2/97/352–353


  PC Register Citation

George II v.11 (1 Aug. 1746 – 30 April 1748) p.456–457: PC 2/100/456–457


  PC Register Citation

George II v.12 (1 May 1748 – 29 March 1750) p.125–127, 138: PC 2/101/125–127, 138



Colonial Courts


Supreme Court – 12 March 1742


Court of Errors – 17 Aug. 1742



Bennett, John, appellant, later deceased (husband of Mary)


Bennett, Mary, appellant (widow of John)


Bontein, Thomas, naval officer, respondent


Gray, John, appellant


Maynard, Benjamin, appellant




Mercury (ship)



Forfeiture of a vessel and cargo.


Judgments set aside with possible additional proceedings below, matters to be tried specially.


Related to other Privy Council appeals:

Mansfield v Concanen, Gray v Bontein – Report No. JAM_1742_06 (APC, v.3 [533] p.713–717)

Bradley v Bontein – Report No. JAM_1743_02 (APC, v.3 [566] p.747–748)

Bontein v Trelawny – Report No. JAM_1753_02 (APC, v.4 [218] p.223).

Courts and dates provided by reference to APC, v.3 [566] p.747–748. The relationship among the four cases is explained in Additional Research in JAM_1742_06, where the respondents’ printed case in this and the first two cases in the list is given.


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

Table of Cases (Bennett v Bontein) (extensive discussion)


Printed Cases

Respondent’s case

For the case of the respondents see JAM_1742_06.


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


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