Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1770_07

Stone v Spragge

Spragge v Stone



Case Name Long

Jane Stone v Robert Wadham Spragge and James Trower

Case Name Long

Robert Wadham Spragge and James Trower v Jane Stone


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [175] p.290–291 (21 Dec. 1770 – 31 March 1773)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.7 (May 1769 – Dec. 1770) p.701: PC 2/114/701


  PC Register Citation

George III v.8 (Jan. 1771 – Dec. 1771) p.45, 67–68, 327–330, 342–343: PC 2/115/45, 67–68, 327–330, 342–343


  PC Register Citation

George III v.10 (Jan. 1773 – April 1774) p.110–116, 126: PC 2/117/110–116, 126



Colonial Courts


Chancellor – 20 Aug. 1770



Cunniffe, Henry


Lumsden, George, deceased


McGhie, James


McGhie, Jonathan


McGhie, Robert


Simpson, John


Spragge, George


Spragge (formerly Veale), Jane (widow of Robert, mother of Robert Wadham)


Spragge, Robert, deceased (husband of Jane, father of Robert Wadham Spragge)


Spragge, Robert Wadham, infant, respondent/appellant (son of Robert)


Stone, Jane, appellant/respondent


Trower, James, respondent/appellant


Veale, Jane – see Spragge, Jane



Concerning an estate and will.


Stone’s appeal is dismissed. The decree is reversed with respect to the will’s disposition of real estate, which is revoked by subsequent marriage and birth of a son.

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

Table of Cases (Stone v Spragge)


Printed Cases

Not found


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

TNA Document Committee report (Spragge v Stone) – 27 March 1773 (PC 1/55/72) view_Document
Notes about
Referenced in APC v.6 [907] p.539. AALT lists this under March 31 (when it was read and approved).