Date of Decision: 26 Jun 1776
Abstract: The estate of Alexander Irvine of Drum was heavily burdened with debts at the time of his death. The estate went through a series of family members. Through this process, some debts were relieved but others were added. The estate was sold in 1736 to cover the debts. A small part of the estate was set aside for the Irvine family, but most of the estate went to the Earl of Aberdeen or Patrick Duff of Premnay. After John Irvine of Drum's death in 1737, the successor to the estate, Alexander Irvine of Crimond, mounted a legal challenge to the settlement of the estate. The pursuer in the present case is Alexander Irvine of Drum, grandson of Alexander Irvine of Drum. The Earl of Aberdeen and Patrick Duff argue that the Irvine family has no valid claims against them.
Subjects: Tailzie, Tailzie

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 15617

Litigants

Pursuer:
Alexander Irvine, Grandson of Alexander Irvine of Drum
Defender:
George Earl of Aberdeen
Patrick Duff

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Alexander Irvine, Case concerns distribution of his estate
John Irvine, Successor to estate of Alexander Irvine of Drum
Advocate for Defender:
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville