Date of Decision: 1 Feb 1770
Abstract: Defender Julian Steel was married to William Porterfield, the uncle of pursuer Boyd Porterfield. William Porterfield died without children, leaving Boyd Porterfield as his only heir. The marriage contract between Steel and Porterfield stipulated that, should Steel survive her husband, Steel would receive an annuity of 2,000 merks and a dwelling house (or the financial equivalent) from the Porterfield estate. Following the death of William Porterfield, Steel and Boyd Porterfield entered into a contract regarding rents from the lands of the estate. Steel alleges that she should be receiving more from the rents from the lands.
Subjects: Contracts and Obligations, Marriage

Published Report

Not Reported

Litigants

Pursuer:
Boyd Porterfield
Defender:
Julian Steel

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
John Swinton Jr.
Named in case documents:
William Porterfield, Uncle of Pursuer
Lord Ordinary:
Lord Stonefield

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