Date of Decision: 7 Dec 1799
Abstract: Lockhart is seeking a divorce from Henderson on grounds of Adultery. Henderson has counterclaimed accusing Lockhart of Adultery. In 1793 the couple reconciled from a previous split over the issue of adultery. The issue is now that Henderson resumed his adultery, whereas Lockhart did not, and Lockhart accuses Henderson of marrying for her money. The issue hinges on whether his accusations of adultery by Lockhart should bar her divorce proceedings.
Subjects: Adultery, Adultery, Divorce, Infidelity

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), App. 1, No. 1


Jean Lockhart, Wife of Defender
James Henderson, Husband of Persuer

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
John McIntosh, Witness to James Henderson's alleged adultery, Servant to Defender
Elizabeth Yule, Servent of Defender, Persuer Witness
Margaret Henderson, Niece of Defender, Witness for Persuer
Advocate for Pursuer:
James Millar
Advocate for Defender:
Thomas McGrugar
George Fordyce
W. Whyte, Agent for Memorial for James Henderson
Lord Ordinary:
Lord Craig