Date of Decision: 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: Contract, Marriage, Obligations

Published Report

Not Reported


Boyd Porterfield, nephew of the deceased William Porterfield and his heir. Grandson of Alexander Porterfield.
Julian Steel, Wife of William Porterfield

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Pursuer:
John Swinton Jr.
Named in case documents:
William Porterfield, Uncle of Pursuer, husband of Julian Steel and son of Alexander Porterfield.
Lord Ordinary:
John Campbell, Lord Stonefield


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