Date of Decision: 19 Feb 1799
Abstract: Isabella, has sued for financial support from her brothers John and Sir Georges, on grounds that they are obligated to do so. Sir George responds that natural law does not compel him to support siblings, but only his parents and children. He accepts that if he had raised her like a daughter then perhaps he would owe Aliment, but actually took the place of their Great-Grandfather, and if he were to support her, he would be liable to support all other descendants of their Great-Grandfather.
Subjects: Aliment

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), App. Part 1, No. 2

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Defender:
R.O. Craigie
Advocate for Pursuer:
Henry Erskine
Fa. Gibson, W.S.
Fa. Irving, W.S.