Bancroft, Tavares Ellis v Franklyn Grier

Case Number: 
C.L. B 014 OF 1989.
Date of Delivery: 
20.12.1996

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA
LI IN COMMON LAW
SUIT NO. C.L. B 014 OF 1989.
BETWEEN TAVARES ELLIS BANCROFT
AND FRANKLYN GRIER
AND B.K. MONTEITH
PLAINTIFF
FIRST DEFENDANT
SECOND DEFENDANT
Dennis Morrison, Q.C., and Miss Paula Blake, instructed by Dunn,
Cox, Orrett and ~shenheim for the plaintiff.
Ms. Carol Davis, instructed by Mrs. Crislyn Beecher-Bravo for the
first defendant.
Gayle Nelson for the estate of the second defendant. ------------------
Hea d: r'
December 20, 1996. \
PANTON, J.
The plaintiff was, up to February 2, 1984, the registered
proprietor of an estate in fee simple in a parcel of land at Forest
Hills, Saint Andrew, registered at Vol. 1155 Folio 537 of the
Register Book of Titles. On that date, the first defendant was
registered as proprietor .of an estate in fee simple in the said
parcel of land.
The plaintiff
the plaintiff
execution of
was in 1977 minded to travel to England. As a result,
and the defendants had discussions in relation to,the
a lease with an option to sell. The plaintiff signed
two documents - one has been identified as a lease with an option,
rl ' the other as an instrument of transfer. The latter document dated
December 17, 1979, was registered in the Register Book of Titles on
February 2, 1984.
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