Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1755_02

Foster v Dupouy

Appeal of Blancau



Case Name Long

William Foster (revived by James and Martha Spagg) v Augustine Dupouy

Case Name Long

Appeal of Margaret Blancau and Dominic Laraldi


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.4 [275] p.295–296 (26 April 1755 – 28 July 1758)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.15 (1 Jan. 1754 – 31 Dec. 1755) p.379–380, 442: PC 2/104/379–380, 442


  PC Register Citation

George II v.16 (1 Jan. 1756 – 31 Dec. 1757) p.15, 406: PC 2/105/15, 406


  PC Register Citation

George II v.17 (1 Jan. 1758 – 21 May 1759) p.59–60, 163, 173–178, 221: PC 2/106/59–60, 163, 173–178, 221



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 17 May and 2 Aug. 1754


Chancery – 16 Oct. 1754



Blancau (Blancan), John, merchant, of Bordeaux, deceased (husband of Margaret)


Blancau (Blancan), Margaret, of Bordeaux, appellant (widow and heiress of John)


Crymble, Mr. ___, receiver general


Dupouy (Dupony, Dupoy), Augustine, respondent


Foster, Robert


Foster, William, esquire, appellant, later deceased


Laraldi (Laralde, Larralde), Dominic, merchant, of Cape Francis in America, appellant (surviving partner of John Blancau)


MacFarlane, Alexander


Milan, Adam


Piccarere, Francis Anthony


Sibbald, John


Spagg, James, appellant (husband of Martha)


Spagg, Martha, widow, appellant (wife of James)


White, Charles




Santa Rosa


Unnamed (ship of war)



Concerning seized cargo.


Order of Oct. 1754 affirmed; directions given for taking accounts in Chancery on the appeal of Blancau and Laraldi.


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

Dupouy v Laraldi, Blancau v Dupouy – Report No. JAM_1762_02 (APC, v.4 [471] p.527).

The appellants’ and respondent’s printed cases are 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), 6:117 (view).


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

Table of Cases (Foster v Dupouy)


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (James and Martha Spagg, executors of William Foster v Augustine Dupony)
Case of the appellant (Margaret Blancan and Dominick Larralde v Robert Foster, James Spagg and Martha, his wife, executors of William Foster, and Augustin Dupony)


C. Yorke; Geo. Perrott (Foster v Dupouy)
Geo. Hay; C. Pratt (Appeal of Blancau)


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36217 f.210r–211v (Blancan v Foster. Printed/manuscript date on dorse 22 June 1758 with manuscript notes in two hands. One additional manuscript note; underlining.)



British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36217 f.216r–219v (Spagg [ex’r of Foster] v Dupony. Printed/manuscript date on dorse 22 June 1758. Extensive manuscript notes and underlining.)


Respondent’s case

Case of the respondent (William Foster v Augustine Dupoy)
Case of the respondent (Margaret Blancau and Dominiack Laralde v Augustine Dupoy, William Foster, and Robert Foster)


Al. Forrester; Al. Wedderburn (both cases)


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36217 f.212r–215v (Foster v Dupouy. Printed/manuscript date on dorse 22 June 1758. One manuscript note; underlining. Printed case incorporates what in other cases would be in an appendix.)



Law Library of Congress: (Sir George Lee Collection) (Foster v Dupouy. Printed date on dorse 1758; June 22 added by hand; no manuscript notes.)



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


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