|Date of Decision:||1 Dec 1802|
|Abstract:||J.P. Grant brought a case to question the lordship of the lands of Mussadie and Mellagie in Inverness-shire. The Fraser family had obtained the right to these lands under a decree of sale issued around 1500. The support of the Fraser lordship was in the old record-book of the Sheriss-Court of Inverness. Alexander Mackenzie, as Sheriff-Clerk of that county, evaluated the authenticity of the book in order to determine the lordship of Mussadie and Mellagie. After the proceedings, the Court held that the old record-book and the title (retour) which contained the sale of such lands, were evidence to proof the enrollment of the Frasers in the Lands.|
|Subjects:||Property rights; freeholder; landlord; Record-book|
Case Locations (People)
Case Locations (Case)
"Answers for James Fraser Clerk to the Signet, and Thomas Fraser his eldest Son, Liferenter and Fiar of the Freehold Qualification of the lands of Muffadie and Mellagie, in Invernessshire, to the Petition and Complaint of John Peter Grant of Rothiemurcus, and James Grant of Redcastle, Esqs, Freeholders in the fame County"
Replies For John Peter Grant of Rothiemurchus, and James Grant of Redcastke, Esquires, Freeholders in the County of Inverness to the Answers for James Fraser, Clerk to the Signet, and Thomas Fraser, his eldest son, liferenter and Fair of the Freehold qualification of the Lands of Muffadie and Mellagie, in Inverness