Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. STC_1737_00

Boyd v Johnson

St. Christopher 


Case Name Long

Augustus Boyd and John Denn v Anthony Johnson, William Machan, Richard Emery, William Hart, Joseph King, John Johnson, Isaac Thomas, Christopher Dean, and Anne Cameron


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.3 [417] p.577–578 (29 Nov. 1737 – 20 July 1738)

  PC Register Citation

George II v.5 (1 Oct. 1736 – 4 Sept. 1738) p.308, 524–525, 558, 559–563, 592–593: PC 2/94/308, 524–525, 558, 559–563, 592–593



Colonial Courts


Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas – 26 Aug. 1735


Court of Errors – 21 Feb. 1737



Boyd (Boyde), Augustus, esquire, appellant (nephew of Andrew Thauvett, lessor of John Denn)


Cameron (Camerone), Anne, respondent


Dean, Christopher, respondent


Denn (Denne), John, appellant (lessee of Augustus Boyd)


Emery, Richard, respondent


Fleming, Gilbert, lieutenant governor of St. Christopher


Hart, William, respondent


Johnson, Anthony, respondent


Johnson, John, respondent


King, Joseph, respondent


Machan, William, respondent


Papin, Gabriel, deceased


Thauvett, Andrew, deceased (uncle of Augustus Boyd)


Thomas, Isaac, respondent



Concerning land.


Appeal dismissed.

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

Table of Cases (Boyde v Johnson) (extensive discussion)


Printed Cases

Appellant’s case

Case of the appellant (Augustus Boyde and John Denne v John Johnson, Joseph King, William Machan, Richard Emery, William Hart, John Johnson, Isaac Thomas, Christopher Dean, and Ann Camerone)


G. Lee; W. Murray


Hamilton College Library: (Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection) Rare Book Room – Beinecke Oversize – KGW2019.7.B69 1738 (Printed date on dorse 19 June 1738 with manuscript note: “That the Appeale of Augustus Boyde and John Denn his Lessee be Dismisst and the Judgm’t of the Court of Errors of the 21st April 1736 Affirmed.” No other manuscript notes or underlining.)



Law Library of Congress: (Sir George Lee Collection) (Printed date on dorse 19 June 1738; includes manuscript notes and minor underlining.)



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


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