Date of Decision: 1800
Abstract: Petitioner William Henry Ralston advanced substantial sums to Hugh Lamont while both were serving with the 100th regiment of foot in India. After Hugh Lamont died, Ralston sought payment from Hugh’s widow. John Lamont, Hugh’s brother, also sought payment of certain debts. Because the available funds were not adequate to pay both claims, multiplepoindings were raised to adjudicate them. Case documents include several financial accounts.
Subjects:

Published Report

Not Reported

Litigants

Pursuer:
William Henry Ralston, Captain
Duncan MacDougall
John Lamont, of Lamont
Defender:
Mrs. Lamont, Debtor's Widow and Executrix

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Hugh Lamont, Lieutenant Colonel, Debtor
William MacDonald, W.S., Agent of John Lamont
Mr. MacAlister, Factor for John Lamont
Alexander Keay, Court-appointed expert
Mr. Norman Lamont, Major
Lord Ordinary:
Sir William Honyman, Lord Armadale
Agent:
A. Walker
Clerk:
Menzies
Advocate for Pursuer:
Geo. Cranstoun