Date of Decision: 16 Jun 1772
Abstract: This case concerns the selection of the second minister for the parish at South Leith. In the past, the second minister has been selected by a committee with representatives from the incorporations of different trades and the kirk-session (a group of elders in the local congregation). The incorporations and the kirk-session disagree about the candidates, with the former supporting defender John Logan and the latter supporting pursuer John Snodgrass. Each side also points to errors in the selections and voting process. In an interlocutory ruling, Lord Kennet Ordinary found for Logan. Snodgrass et al. seek review of this interlocutory ruling.
Subjects: Jurisdiction, Ministers

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 7374


John Snodgrass
John Logan

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Defender:
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville
Lord Ordinary:
Lord Gardenstone
Lord Kennet