Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. MON_1770_00

Doran v Farrill



Case Name Long

Felix Doran, John Kirwan, William Irish, Charles Molineux, and Charles O’Gara v Richard Farrill


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [163] p.281 (9 Nov. 1770)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.7 (May 1769 – Dec. 1770) p.558: PC 2/114/558



Colonial Courts


Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas – 15 May 1767


Court of Errors – 23 Jan. 1767



Doran, Felix, appellant (executor of James)


Doran, James, deceased


Farrill, Richard, respondent


Irish, William, appellant (executor of James Doran)


Kirwan, John, appellant (executor of James Doran)


Molineux, Charles, appellant (executor of James Doran)


O’Gara, Charles, appellant (executor of James Doran)





Not stated in the Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series.


The APC and PC 2 say that both court decisions took place in 1767. However, the January decision reverses the May decision, so at least one of the dates is incorrect.

It is not known if this James Doran is the same James Doran who in 1757 bought and then sold Olaudah Equiano, famous for his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.


Printed Cases

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


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