Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. NOV_1762_00

Major v Newton

Nova Scotia 


Case Name Long

James Major, James Le Roy, and Nicholas Le Mesurier, for James and John Le Roy v Henry Newton and Thomas Burnet


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.4 [482] p.540–543 (2 June 1762 – 16 March 1763)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.2 (1 Jan. 1762 – 30 April 1763) p.250, 446, 523–526, 535: PC 2/109/250, 446, 523–526, 535



Colonial Courts


Vice Admiralty Court at Halifax – 23 Sept. 1761



Burnet (Burnett), Capt. Thomas, captain of the Rochester, respondent


Forbes, George, master of the Rochester


Le Mesurier, Nicholas, formerly master of the Two Brothers, appellant


Le Roy, James, merchant, of Guernsey, owner of the Two Brothers, appellant (?brother of John)


Le Roy, John, owner of the Two Brothers, appellant (?brother of James)


Major, James, of Guernsey, appellant


Murray, General ___


Newton, Henry, respondent


Wynne, John, of the Dolphin




Dolphin (sloop)


Rochester (man of war)


Two Brothers (snow)





Sentence reversed.


Printed Cases

Not found


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

TNA Document Report and Order in Council – 12 and 16 March 1763 (PC 1/59/5/1) view_Document
Catalogued as

Nova Scotia, Canada: Appeal of Major v Newton

Notes about
Catalogued by The National Archives at Kew.