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.

Published Report

Not Reported


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

People or Organizations Associated with Case

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