Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. NEV_1740_02

Woodley v Gordon



Case Name Long

John Woodley v James Gordon and William Wells


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [505] p.685 (23 Oct. 1740 – 21 May 1741)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.7 (1 April 1740 – 7 Aug. 1741) p.226, 248, 311, 466–467, 479–480: PC 2/96/226, 248, 311, 466–467, 479–480



Colonial Courts


Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas


Court of Errors – 4 July 1739



Gordon, James, merchant, respondent


Wells, William, merchant, respondent


Woodley, John, merchant, appellant



Action of scandal and defamation relating to “Reputation, Business and Livelyhood in the way of Consignment of Negroes . . . .”


Appeal dismissed.

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

Table of Cases (Woodley v Gordon)


Printed Cases

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


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