Date of Decision: 4 Jan 1772
Abstract: Robert Alexander, petitioner, owned property in the town of Ayr that contained coal deposits. On behalf of his brother Robert Alexander, William Alexander exchanged letters with James Montgomery, Dr. John Campbell, and the other partners of the coal company at Newton of Ayr. Through this series of letters, the parties apparently agreed that Montgomery would deliver and the coal company would purchase the coal from Montgomery's property. Montgomery et al. deny the existence of a formal contract. Montgomery et al. also argue that Alexander was late in his delivery of the coal.
Subjects: Coal Mining, Contract

Published Report

Not Reported


Robert Alexander
James Montgomery
Dr. John Campbell, Partner of the Coal-work of Newton of Ayr

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville
Robert McQueen
Advocate for Defender:
Andrew Crosbie
Alexander Wight
Named in case documents:
William Alexander, Brother of Robert Alexander
John Beaumont, Agent of Robert and William Alexander