Date of Decision: 1767
Abstract: The commissioners from five boroughs of the county of Fife gathered to elect a parliament-burgess, and on the first vote Robert Alexander was elected. Later, the presiding officer voted again so that Alexander's opponent won. Alexander sued the clerk and returning officer, James Chrystie, because of the way the voting was handled.
Subjects: Election contest

Published Report

Not Reported

Litigants

Pursuer:
Robert Alexander
Defender:
James Chrystie

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
John Maclaurin
Alexander Wight
David Rae
Named in case documents:
Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, Baronet, Candidate
Thomas Walpole
Sir Henry Erskine, of Alva and Clackmannan, Baronet, Late member of parliament
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, Commissioner for the borough of Anstruther Easter
Robert MacQueen, Lord Braxfield, Commissioner for the borough of Anstruther Wester
William Alexander, Commissioner for the borough of Kilrenny
Sir Ilay Campbell, of Succoth, Commissioner for the borough of Crail
Robert Alexander, Commissioner for the borough of Pittenweem