Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. JAM_1776_00

Ratcliffe v Read



Case Name Long

Tristram and Dorothy Ratcliffe, and Mary Read, by her guardian v Richard Huggins Read


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [343] p.448–449 (25 Oct. 1776 – 30 April 1777)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.13 (June 1776 – May 1777) p.168, 423–424, 477: PC 2/120/168–169, 423–424, 477



Colonial Courts


Supreme Court – Feb. 1775


Court of Appeals – 21 Feb. 1775



Ratcliffe, Dorothy, appellant (wife of Tristram)


Ratcliffe, Tristram, appellant (husband of Dorothy, guardian of Mary Read)


Read, Ennis, deceased (father of ?Mary and Richard Huggins Read)


Read, Mary, infant, appellant (?daughter of Ennis)


Read, Richard Huggins, respondent (son of Ennis)



Concerning an estate.


Appeal dismissed without costs by consent of all parties.


Printed Cases

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


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Other Documents

Other DocumentsThe action below is reported in Notes of Cases Adjudged in Jamaica, May 1774 to Dec. 1787 (Edinburgh: Adam Neill and Company, [1794]) (reported by John Grant, esq., late chief-justice of the Grand Court of Jamaica), p.8–9 (Feb. Grand Court 1775, summary of the case and report of the verdict and its reversal in error, which was affirmed on appeal to the King in council). 
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