Date of Decision: 1767
Abstract: This case involved competing claims to the title of the lands of Board and a dispute over the validity of Robert Fleming's descendence from the Flemings of Board. In 1758, Robert Fleming and his trustee John Grant brought an action of reduction against Lady Clementina Fleming to revoke her rights to the lands of Board. In 1761, Lady Clementina and her husband Charles Elphinstone initiated this counter-suit and brought an action of reduction against Robert Fleming and John Grant, in which they claimed that Robert Fleming was an illegitimate heir of the Flemings of Board and therefore had no claim over the lands of Board under dispute.

Published Report

Not Reported


Lady Clementina Fleming Elphinstone
Charles Elphinstone, Lord Elphinstone
Robert Fleming, Esq.
Trustee/Tutor/Representative for Defender:
John Grant, of Rothmaise, Trustee for Robert Fleming

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
George Crawfurd, Chancellor
John Jarvie, of Achinbie, Deponent
James Aitken, Deponent
John Fleming, Father of defender
John Fleming, of Board, Ancestor of Defender
John Fleming, Ancestor of Defender
John Fleming, Sixth Earl of Wigton, Father of Pursuer
William Fleming, Fifth Earl of Wigton, Grandfather of Pursuer
Charles Fleming, Seventh Earl of Wigton, Uncle of Pursuer
Robert Pringle, Lord Edgefield, Ordinary in prior case
Agnes Fleming, Predecessor of Pursuer
John Lindsay Jr., of Covington, Spouse to Agnes Fleming
Lord Ordinary:
James Ferguson, 2nd Laird of Pitfour, Lord Pitfour
Advocate for Pursuer:
William Wallace, of Sauchrie
Advocate for Defender:
David Graeme