Date of Decision: 1766
Abstract: The complainers in this case alleged that the counsellors of Crail were under the influence of Sir John Anstruther and that Sir John's representatives sold meal to the trades at a special price in order to bribe certain men before the borough's election.
Subjects: Election contest

Published Report

Not Reported

Litigants

Pursuer:
Captain James Paterson, Counsellor of Crail
John Henderson, Counsellor of Crail
William Balmano, Counsellor of Crail
George Anderson, Counsellor of Crail
Thomas Anderson, Counsellor of Crail
Henry Hodge, Counsellor of Crail
John Anderson, Counsellor of Crail
Patrick Hodge, Counsellor of Crail
Patrick Coldstream, Counsellor of Crail
John Stark, Counsellor of Crail
Defender:
James Stephen, Disputed bailie of Crail
Andrew Jamieson, Disputed bailie of Crail
George Hall, Disputed counsellor of Crail
James Laurie, Convener of trades

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
William Alexander, Brother of candidate for parliament
Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, Baronet, Candidate for parliament
Colonel John Scott, of Balcomie, Candidate for parliament
Sir Henry Erskine, of Alva and Clackmannan, Baronet, Late member of parliament
John Lumisdane, of Strathvithy, Agent for Sir John Anstruther
Robert Fall, Agent for Sir John Anstruther
James Hogg, Agent for Sir John Anstruther
Robert Alexander, Candidate for parliament