Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1761_06

Burn v Cole



Case Name Long

Dr. John Burn v Julia Cole


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.4 [447] p.484 (17 March 1761 – 12 April 1762)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.1 (25 Oct. 1760 – 31 Dec. 1761) p.248, 360: PC 2/108/248, 360


  PC Register Citation

George III v.2 (1 Jan. 1762 – 30 April 1763) p.172–173, 200: PC 2/109/172–173, 200



Colonial Courts


Lieutenant Governor as Ordinary – 29 Nov. 1759



Allin, Anne – see Burn, Anne


Allin, Jacob, of Westmoreland parish, deceased (father of Anne [now Anne Burn] and Julia [now Julia Cole])


Allin, Julia – see Cole, Julia


Burn (née Allin), Anne (wife of John, daughter and residuary legatee of Jacob Allin)


Burn, Dr. John, of Kingston, appellant (husband of Anne, administrator of Jacob Allin)


Cole, Julia, respondent (daughter, administratrix, and residuary legatee of Jacob Allin)



Concerning administration of an estate.


Order affirmed.

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

Table of Cases (Burn v Cole)


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (John Burn v Julia Cole)


G. Hay; C. Yorke


British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36218 f.144r–146v (Printed date on dorse 1762; 16 March added by hand; another note on dorse suggests Apr. 6, 1762; includes manuscript notes.)



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


Not found

Other Documents

Other DocumentsThis case was reported as Burn and his wife Cole, alias Allin, Amb. 415, 27 ER 277 (P.C. 7 April 1762). Lord Mansfield’s opinion refers to the appeals of Browne v Phillips in Dec. 1739 and Williams v ____, 1747. The latter is likely Williams v Witter, JAM_1746_03. The Browne case has not yet been identified. 
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