Date of Decision: 11 Mar 1766
Abstract: The complainants in this case protested the borough election held in September of 1765; the respondents were counsellors of the borough. Each side accused the other of being bribed by Sir John Anstruther or Robert Alexander, contestants for a seat in parliament.
Subjects: Witness

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 16769

Litigants

Defender:
George Colvill, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
John Thomson, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
William Miller, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Patrick Burn, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Robert Alexander, Candidate for parliament and counsellor of Anstruther Wester
William Alexander, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
David Loudon, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Alexander Boyter, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Robert Robb, Bailie of Anstruther Wester
James Hay, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
John Brown, Bailie of Anstruther Wester
William Boyter, Bailie of Anstruther Wester
Walter Thomson, Treasurer of Anstruther Wester
Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of Rosslyn, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
William Innes, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Robert Peattie, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Robert Bisset, Counsellor of Anstruther Wester
Pursuer:
Robert Hunter, Late bailie of Anstruther Wester
William Thomson, Late bailie of Anstruther-Wester
James Boyter, Burgess and former counsellor of Anstruther-Wester

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Sir Henry Erskine, of Alva and Clackmannan, Baronet, Late member of Parliament
Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, Baronet, Candidate for parliament
George Dawson, Former counsellor of Anstruther Wester

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Case Documents

Date: 19 Jan 1767