Date of Decision: 3 Dec 1800
Abstract: The Magistrates and Town-Council of Edinburgh resolved to make St. Andrew’s Church a collegiate charge and to appoint the Reverend David Ritchie as second minister. Pursuer Patrick Cunningham, a dissenting council member, presented a bill of suspension against the resolution, arguing that the City could not afford the measure and that the appointment was unnecessary. The Defenders answered that the new appointment was proper and necessary.
Subjects: Burgh Royal

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 14

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Lord Ordinary:
William Craig, Lord Craig
Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen
Named in case documents:
Dr. Hugh Blair, Reverand
David Lindsay Sr.
Thomas Smith
Neil Fergusson, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Mr. Reid, Commissioner, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Joseph Norris, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Robert Allan, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Mr. Reid, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Mr. Kinnear, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Aytoun, Colonel, Elder of St. Andrews Parish
James Mansfield, Elder of St. Andrews parish
Dr. William Moodie, Reverend
Walter Wood, Elder of St. Andrews parish
David Ritchie, Reverend
H. Corrie, W.S., Elder of St. Andrews parish
Patrick Crichton, Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles Hope, Elder of St. Andrews parish
James Jackson, Esq.
Lester Moodie
Agent:
John Tinning, W.S.
Jo. MacRitchie
Advocate for Pursuer:
John Clerk
Clerk:
Sir J. Colquhoun
Advocate for Defender:
Charles Hope