Date of Decision: 21 Jun 1799
Abstract: The Earl of Aberdeen has claimed a deduction on a quarter of his rental of his several estates in order to pay less on his teinds than he should. The Officers of State object to his activities on three grounds, 1) his deduction for use of peat on his land is unjustifiable, 2) by allowing cottagers to live on his land but pay rent to a third party means he is not getting that income directly and so is cheating the system, and 3) through patronage he is claiming deductions in his payments on parcels of land outside the areas subject to those tithes.
Subjects: Teind

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Not Reported


People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
John Burnett
Advocate for Defender:
Andrew Balfour
Alexander Fraser
Robert Dundas, W.S.