Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1756_01

Barclay v Monro



Case Name Long

James Barclay v Daniel Monro


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.4 [300] p.324–325 (27 Jan. 1756 – 26 March 1757)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.16 (1 Jan. 1756 – 31 Dec. 1757) p.15, 459, 462, 465–466, 469: PC 2/105/15, 459, 462, 465–466, 469



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 9 April 1736


Chancery – 8 Feb. 1755



Barclay, James, esquire, appellant (executor of John Knight)


Knight, James, esquire, deceased


Knight, John, deceased (executor of James Knight)


Monro (Munro), Daniel (1), esquire, deceased (father of Daniel [2])


Monro (Munro), Daniel (2), respondent (son of Daniel [1])



Concerning an amount due from an estate.


Chancery order varied to allow plea to stand for an answer.


Participants not mentioned in the APC were added here for clarity. Information about these participants was obtained from related primary and other sources. In particular, the APC lists James Barclay as the executor of James Knight. Both printed cases have him as the executor of John Knight, deceased, who was himself the executor of James Knight.

The appellant’s 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), 6:71 (view).


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (James Barclay v Daniel Munro)


C. Yorke; C. Pratt


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36217 f.132r–133v (Printed/manuscript date on dorse 25 March 1757 with manuscript note. Extensive additional manuscript notes and underlining.)


Respondent’s case

Case of the respondent (James Barclay v Daniel Monro)


Rob’t. Henley; Al. Forrester


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36217 f.134r–136v (Printed/manuscript date on dorse 25 March 1757. No manuscript notes; minor underlining.)



Law Library of Congress: (Sir George Lee Collection) (Printed date on dorse 1757; 25 March added by hand; no manuscript notes.)



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


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