Date of Decision: 8 Mar 1800
Abstract: Claiming that the market of Ayr lacked a sufficient supply of oatmeal, the Burgh Magistrates sought an order authorizing them to confiscate stored meal from the farm of Balochillie and transport it to market. The Sheriff-substitute of Ayrshire issued a warrant to that effect, specifying that the meal’s owner must be paid not less than the current market price. Pursuer Thomas Leishman, a grain dealer whose meal was confiscated, sought to have the warrant recalled.
Subjects: Public Police

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 1

Litigants

Pursuer:
Thomas Leishman
Defender:
Magistrates and Council of Ayr
George Charles, Esq., Provost
Peter Mactaggart, Bailie of the Burgh of Ayr
Thomas Macclelland, Bailie of the Burgh of Ayr

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Mathew Dickie
John Murdoch
David Limond
John Barclay
Agent:
W. Hutchison
John Hunter, W.S.
Clerk:
S. Clk.
Advocate for Pursuer:
Ar. Campbell
Advocate for Defender:
Ja. Fergusson
Lord Ordinary:
Claud Irvine Boswell, Lord Balmuto