Appeals to the Privy Council
Report No. 08_1717_01

Appeal of Summers

New York 


Case Name Short

Summers, appeal of

Not a ‘true’ appeal.  
Case Name Long

Thomas Summers et al, appeal of


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


APC Citation 

v.2 [1269] p.720–721 – 15 July 1717 – entry 1

PC Register Citation 

George I v.2 (2 March 1717 – 25 August 1720) p.19: PC 2/86/19


Colonial Courts



Summers, Thomas, merchant, of Liverpoole (owner of the Good Intent)


Good Intent (ship)


Seizure and condemnation for alleged illegal trade


Not stated in Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series


Summers is indexed in the APC as an appeal. No particular court is specified. Smith lists no appeals to the Privy Council from the Vice Admiralty Court in New York. Hough, New York Vice-Admiralty 1715–1788, p.4–5, does reference an action involving the Good Intent in this time period. Whatever the court, Vice Admiralty or otherwise, whether Summers’s petition was in fact an ‘appeal’ in the technical sense of the term is unclear.


Printed Cases

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

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