Date of Decision: 7 Aug 1767
Abstract: The pursuers alleged that Andrew Johnston Sr., bailie of Anstruther Easter, and his son Andrew Jr. accepted money to pay off the town's debt from men who wished to run for the borough's parliament seat. The pursuers therefore sought to have the election reduced.
Subjects: Election contest

Published Report

Not Reported

Litigants

Defender:
Robert Caition, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Alexander Reid, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Charles Mitchell, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Andrew Johnston Jr., of Rennyhill, Disputed bailie of Anstruther Easter
Charles Robb, Disputed bailie of Anstruther Easter
James Johnston, Disputed treasurer of Anstruther Easter
Andrew Johnston, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Andrew Johnston, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
David Johnston, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Andrew Black, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
John Aldie, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
William Bell, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
George Brown, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Thomas Oliphant, Disputed counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Pursuer:
Thomas Smith, Counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Robert Bridges, Counsellor of Anstruther Easter
Robert Brown
Thomas Scot
John Smith
Alexander Young, Counsellor of Anstruther Easter
George Darsie, Counsellor of Anstruther Easter

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Lord Ordinary:
Andrew Pringle, Lord Alemoor
James Veitch, Lord Elliock
Named in case documents:
Andrew Johnston Sr., of Pitkeerie, Late bailie of Anstruther Easter
Colonel John Scott, of Balcomie, Candidate for parliament
Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, Baronet, Candidate for parliament
Sir Henry Erskine, of Alva and Clackmannan, Baronet, Late member of parliament
Advocate for Pursuer:
John Maclaurin
Advocate for Defender:
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville