Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. QUE_1767_01

Ord v Houdin



Case Name Long

John Ord, Jacob Rowe, and William James v Anthony Peter Houdin


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [39] p.110 (26 June 1767 – 24 July 1767)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.5 (Aug. 1766 – Jan. 1768) p.127, 370, 377, 387: PC 2/112/127, 370, 377, 387



Colonial Courts


Supreme Court – 19 Aug. 1765


Governor and Council – 18 April 1766



Houdin, Anthony Peter, merchant, respondent


James, William, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)


Johnstone, William, captain lieutenant in HM Regiment of Artillery (assignor of John Ord, Jacob Rowe, and William James)


Ord, John, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)


Rowe, Jacob, appellant (assignee of William Johnstone)



Action to recover a debt.


Appeal dismissed for non-prosecution.


Related to another Privy Council appeal:

Johnstone v Houdin – Report No. QUE_1763_00 (APC, v.4 [506] p.559).

The Ord appeal may be a continuation of the controversy in Johnstone v Houdin. The APC entries are vague on this point. Both appeals are mentioned in a speech to the Empire Club in Canada by The Honourable William Renwick on 17 March 1927.


Printed Cases

Not found


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


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Other Documents

Other DocumentsHoldings of papers in the Ord appeal are noted in The National Archives of Canada, Finding Aid no.22 for Collection Peter Robinson.