Appeals to the Privy Council from the
Caribbean and Canadian Colonies
Report No. STC_1770_00

Wharton v St. John

Gardiner v Fahie

Gardiner v St. John

St. Christopher 


Case Name Long

William Wharton, Joseph King, William Feuilleteau, Aretas Akers, Christopher Mardenbrough and Henry Seaton v James St. John and Henry Berkeley

Case Name Long

John Gardiner v John Fahie

Case Name Long

John Gardiner v James St. John


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation  

v.5 [160] p.277–280 (14 Sept. 1770 – 30 June 1775)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.7 (May 1769 – Dec. 1770) p.485–486, 627, 605, 626–627: PC 2/114/485–486, 627, 605, 626–627


  PC Register Note

(The first two references are those for Wharton v St. John, the second two for Gardiner v Fahie.)

  PC Register Citation

George III v.9 (Jan. 1772 – Dec. 1772) p.132–136, 171–173, 266, 292, 315: PC 2/116/132–136, 171–173, 266, 292, 315


  PC Register Citation

George III v.11 (May 1774 – May 1775) p.476: PC 2/118/476


  PC Register Citation

George III v.12 (June 1775 – May 1776) p.31–32, 56–57: PC 2/119/31–32, 56–57


  PC Register Citation

George III v.13 (June 1776 – May 1777) p.140, 428–429: PC 2/120/140, 428–429



Colonial Courts


Assembly and Judges of St. Christopher – 1770


Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas – 15 March 1773


Court of Errors – 13 May 1774



Akers, Aretas, esquire, appellant


Bennett, Henry, assistant justice


Berkeley, Henry, esquire, deputy provost marshall, respondent


Bryan, Anthony, deceased


Douglas, Alexander, assistant justice


Fahie, John, speaker of the Assembly, respondent


Feuilleteau, William, esquire, appellant


Gardiner, John, appellant


Greathead, Craister, esquire, chief justice


King, Joseph, esquire, appellant


Mardenbrough, Christoper, esquire, appellant


Phillips, Francis, assistant justice


Seaton, Henry, esquire, appellant


St. John, James, sergeant at arms, respondent


Wharton, William, esquire, appellant



Wrongful imprisonment by order of the Assembly of St. Christopher.


Appeal of Wharton et al. and Gardiner’s first appeal dismissed but with instructions to the courts of St. Christopher to reinstate their cases. Gardiner’s second appeal admitted. Outcome not stated in the Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series.


Not indexed as an appeal.


Printed Cases

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


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