Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1769_05

Richards v Miles



Case Name Long

George and Jane Cussans Richards, and Thomas Cussans v William Miles, John Miles, Philip Miles, and Samuel Alpress


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [127] p.214 (25 Oct. 1769 – 19 July 1771)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.7 (May 1769 – Dec. 1770) p.117: PC 2/114/117


  PC Register Citation

George III v.8 (Jan. 1771 – Dec. 1771) p.316–321, 341: PC 2/115/316–321, 341



Colonial Courts


Chancery – 18 Feb. 1769



Alpress, George, deceased


Alpress (or Deering), Jane


Alpress, Samuel, respondent (executor of George, administrator de bonis non of Edward Hodgins [1])


Arshdeshore (?Arcedeckne), Andrew


Cargill (formerly Hodgins, once called Cradock), Milborough


Cargill, Richard


Clarke, Sir Simon


Cook, Pierce


Cradock, Milborough – see Cargill, Milborough


Cussans, Jane – see Richards, Jane


Cussans, Thomas, appellant (administrator of Dolorosa Favel Hodgins)


Deering, Cholmondeley


Deering, Jane – see Alpress, Jane


Ford, Gilbert


Fuller, Stephen


Gale, William


Gregory, Arthur


Gregory, Matthew


Hodgins, Dolorosa Favel, spinster, deceased (niece and legatee of Edward [1])


Hodgins, Edward (1), deceased (uncle and legator of Dolorosa Favel Hodgins)


Hodgins, Edward (2), jun.


Hodgins, John Edward


Hodgins, Milborough – see Cargill, Milborough


M’Queen, Daniel


Miles, John, respondent


Miles, Philip, respondent


Miles, William, respondent


Mitchell, Charles


Morant, Edward


Richards, George, appellant (husband of Jane)


Richards (née Cussans), Jane, appellant (wife of George)


Roden, James


Taylor, Patrick



Concerning a legacy.


Decree reversed.


The relationship between Edward Hodgins (1) and Dolorosa Hodgins is described in the respondent’s printed case.


Printed Cases

Respondent’s case

Case of the respondent (George and Jane Richards, and Thomas Cussans v Samuel Alpress)


E. Thurlow; C. Robinson


Columbia University. Diamond Law Library: (William Samuel Johnson Collection) Treasure – Johnson 1770m and Microfilm – AA70 (Printed/manuscript date on dorse 9 July 1771. One manuscript note.)



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

TNA Document Committee report (Richard v Alpress) – 9 July 1771 (PC 1/55/67) view_Document
Notes about
Referenced in APC v.6 [868] p.504–505.