Date of Decision: 21 Nov 1771
Abstract: Charger Susan Murdoch seeks to collect on a bond from suspenders Robert Donald, James Hepburn, and Walter Stirling. Stirling is also a nephew and factor to Murdoch. The suspenders refuse to pay on the bond, alleging inter alia that Murdoch suffers from mental infirmity and old age ("weak both in body and in mind"). Murdoch denies this charge and maintains that the suspenders are fabricating this allegation to delay or avoid payment on the bond. The suspenders deny that they are trying to take advantage of Murdoch. They maintain they are still obligated to pay on the bond at five percent interest. They also argue that Murdoch is not capable of taking care of her own affairs, and that other individuals in Murdoch's life are trying to get their hands on the money from the bond.
Subjects: Debt

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People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
David Dalrymple, Advocate for charger Susan Murdoch
Advocate for Defender:
William Craig, Advocate for suspenders Donald, Stirling, and Hepburn
Lord Ordinary:
George Brown, Lord Coalston