Date of Decision:
Abstract: Alexander Shephered, a tenant farmer, rented land in Begg from the Earl of Rothes. After failing to pay a year's rent, Shepherd sought a bill of suspension from the court to avoid getting evicted, claiming that the time and money that he had invested in enclosing the land with hedges and ditches, at the Earl's encouragement, had rendered it impossible to pay his rent. The Earl of Rothes argued that Shepherd was not the industrious farmer and improver that he claimed to be.
Subjects: Landlord and tenant, Rent

Published Report

Not Reported


Alexander Shepherd, Suspender
John Leslie Rothes, Earl of, Charger

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Defender:
Robert Blair