Date of Decision: 15 Jan 1800
Abstract: To fund an increased stipend for the minister of Leslie parish, Lord Glenlee prepared a “scheme of locality,” which allocated the stipend among the heritors liable to pay. During proceedings on the locality, Lord Glenlee found that John Melvill had failed to show that his lands at Prinlaws were held cum decimis inclusis, which would exempt them from liability for the stipend. Melvill challenged the interlocutor, and the court held that charters from the commendator of Inchcolm, dated 1550 and 1568, and confirmed by King James in 1584, rendered the lands exempt.
Subjects: Teinds

Published Report

"Shaw's Digest." Bell and Lamond, Digests of Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland, 1884

Litigants

Pursuer:
John Melvill
Defender:
John Irving, W.S., Common Agent in the Locality of Leslie

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Sir John Melvill, of Raith, Ancestor of Pursuer
David Melvill, Ancestor of Pursuer
Jane Elizabeth Leslie, Countess of Rothes
Robert Carnegie
Robert Douglas, Colonel
Mr. Berry
Lord Ordinary:
Lord Glenlee
Agent:
H. Davidson, W.S.
Advocate for Pursuer:
Wm. Robertson
Advocate for Defender:
David Douglas