Reward (Selkrig)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date10 March 1818
Date10 March 1818
CourtHigh Court of Admiralty

English Reports Citation: 165 E.R. 1482

IN THE HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY

Reward (Selkrig)

Referred to, In re Dawson Pattisson v. Bathurst, [1915] 1 Ch 630.

[265] '"reward"-(Selkng) March 10, 1818-Condemnation for breach of revenue laws by exportation of logwood from Jamaica, though described and used as dunnage [Referred to, In, re Dawson, Patttsi on v Bathur^t, [1'JloJ 1 Ch 630 ] (Instance Court ) This was the case of a British ship, of the burden of 162 tons, the piopeity of Wentworth Bailey of the island of Jamaica, who, in December 1815, shipped at Port Royal in Jamaica about ten tons of St. Domingo logwood, and twelve tons of Jamaica logwood, with which the vessel sailed on the 14th of that month for Annotto Bay in Jamaica, where she arrived on the 16th, landed a boat full of the logwood, and shipped forty-three hogsheads and three tierces of sugar, and one hundred and eleven puncheons of rum, with which she again sailed from Annotto Bay on the 31st of December, and arrived the day following at Kingston The sugar and ruin were then landed ; but the market proving unfavourable, the whole of the sugar and twenty-nine puncheons of the [266] rum were reshipped, the logwood remaining all the time on board. On the 15th of January 1816, the ship sailed from Port Royal with a clearance for Norfolk in the United States of America, the clearance containing 2bods.mi. the "reward" 148? no mention of the logwood. On the same day she was seized by His Majesty's brig " .Emulous," T. W. Carter, Esq., commander, and brought back to Port Royal, where the ship and logwood were proceeded against in the Vice-Admiralty Court, for a bleach of the revenue laws (particularly of the Statutes 12 Car. 2, 7 & 8 Win. 3, 6 Geo. 3, and 28 Geo. 3), by exporting Jamaica logwood to the United States. The owner at Jamaica gave in a claim alleging that no breach of the revenue laws was contemplated in the exportation of the logwood , that this article was originally put on board at Kingston, as ballast for the voyage to Annotto Bay , that the claimant had given orders, that the logwood should be there landed, and that in fact, a large boat load was so landed, which he believed to have been the Jamaica logwood, as that was the last shipped ; but the weather being bad, and time pressing, the master was unable to land more, and employed the remainder as dunnage, for the purpose of stowing the sugar and rum ; for which purpose it was also kept on board at the time of the reshipment at Kingston, and not being considered as...

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  • Ontario v. Canadian Pacific Ltd., (1995) 183 N.R. 325 (SCC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • 24 January 1995
    ...Campbell (W.S.) (1991), 87 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 269; 271 A.P.R. 269 (P.E.I.C.A.), refd to. [para. 38]. Reward, The (1818), 2 Dods. 265; 165 E.R. 1482, refd to. [para. Qualico Developments Ltd. v. Minister of National Revenue (1984), 51 N.R. 387 (F.C.A.), refd to. [para. 42]. Galt Art Metal ......
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    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • 24 January 1995
    ...Campbell (W.S.) (1991), 87 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 269; 271 A.P.R. 269 (P.E.I.C.A.), refd to. [para. 38]. Reward, The (1818), 2 Dods. 265; 165 E.R. 1482, refd to. [para. Qualico Developments Ltd. v. Minister of National Revenue (1984), 51 N.R. 387 (F.C.A.), refd to. [para. 42]. Galt Art Metal ......
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    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
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    ...refd to. [para. 198]. R. v. Kormos (1998), 14 C.R.(5th) 312 (Ont. Prov. Div.), refd to. [para. 201]. Ship Reward, Re (1818), 2 Dods. 265; 165 E.R. 1482, refd to. [para. R. v. Overvold (1972), 9 C.C.C.(2d) 517 (N.W.T. Mag. Ct.), refd to. [para. 205]. R. v. S. (1974), 17 C.C.C.(2d) 181 (Man. ......
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    • Irwin Books Archive Criminal Law. Seventh Edition
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    • Irwin Books Archive Criminal Law. Seventh Edition
    • 4 August 2018
    ...in the use of criminal law and the need for symmetry between the fault and act requirements. Ibid at paras 57–67. 52 “The Reward” (1818), 165 ER 1482 at 1484. 53 R v Malmo-Levine , [2003] 3 SCR 571, discussed in Chapter 2. CRIMINAL LAW 106 not lightly brand someone with a stigma of a crimin......
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