Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. NEV_1701_00

Appeal of Mead

Appeal of Shipman and Harvey



Case Name Long

Appeal of William Mead

Case Name Long

Appeal of William and Mary Shipman, and Thomas Harvey, by William Shipman, his guardian


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.2 [844] p.380 (27 Nov. 1701 – 19 Feb. 1702)

  PC Register Citation

William III v.6 (4 April 1700 – 19 Feb. 1702) p.283, 353: PC 2/78/283, 353



Colonial Courts


Court at Nevis



Cary, Mr. ___ (attorney for Col. Codrington)


Codrington, Col. [Christopher], ?judge in a lower case


Harvey, Thomas, minor, appellant


Herbert, Thomas


Hutcheson, Mr. ___ (attorney for Col. Codrington)


Mead, William, esquire, appellant


Shipman, Mary, appellant (wife of William)


Shipman, William, gentleman, appellant (husband of Mary, guardian of Thomas Harvey)



Concerning land.


Not stated in the Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series but Smith (p.203) in his footnote says that the two appeals “never came to a hearing. Mead, dissatisfied with the relief ordered at the Council Board petitioned the House of Commons for redress . . . but without success.” For more details, note the many references to sections of the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial in Smith’s footnote. Also, volume 13 of the Journal of the House of Commons (p.755–756) (Google Books) provides a list of papers relating to Mr. Mead and Mr. Shipman’s case.


Participants not mentioned in the APC were added here for clarity. Information about these participants was obtained from related primary and other sources.


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

Table of Cases (Shipman et al, appeal of ) (extensive discussion)


Printed Cases

Not found


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

TNA Document Complaints (of Wm. Mead, Wm. and Mary Shipman, and Thos. Harvey) – 13 Feb. 1702 (PC 1/46/4) view_Document
Notes about
Referenced in APC v.6 [50] p.11–12.