Andrew Scott, John Stark, Richard Stark, William James, and William Craig went bankrupt in 1760. Pursuer, John Watson, became an agent for the creditors of the bankrupt individuals. The bankrupts's estates were adjudged by their creditors and John Watson brought a process of ranking and sale. The creditors were accordingly ranked, with Marion Stark, wife of Andrew Scott, ranked primo loco. Then, defender, Thomas Johnston, a merchant in Glasgow, purchased at a judicial sale some effects of Andrew Scott's estate. This move was designed to help pay some of Scott's creditors, and to make annual payments of a liferent, to Scott's wife. The Defender died without paying the creditors, and his cautioner proved insolvent. Thus, Mr. Watson, Scott's creditors and Mr. Macneil of Callonsay a creditor of Johnston brought a process to sequestrate the subjects originally belonging to Andrew Scoot and purchased by Thomas Johnston. This is a multiple-poinding process where the creditors of the parties related to the bankrupt individuals claimed that Mr. Johnston had left his affairs in very great disorder.

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Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of John Watson of Muirhouse, Esq; and the whole other creditors of John Stark merchant and some time Provost of Glasgow deceased, and Richard Stark his son, of Bailie William Craig merchant in Glasgow, and William Craig his son, both deceased, of James Craig merchant in Glasgow deceased, and of Andrew Scott merchant there

22 Dec 1768
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of John Watson of Muirhouse, Esq; and the whole other creditors of John Stark merchant and some time provost of Glasgow deceased, and Richard Stark his son, of Bailie William Craig merchant in Glasgow, and William Craig his son, both deceased, of James Craig merchant in Glasgow, deceased, and of Andrew Scott merchant there

16 Feb 1769
Answers

Answers for Thomas Johnston Merchant in Glasgow; to the Petition of John Watson, of Muirhouse, Esq; and others

2 Mar 1769
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of John Watson of Muirhouse, Esq; and others, Creditors of Andrew Scott Merchant in Glasgow, and of Donald M'Neil of Collonsay

23 Feb 1771
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of John Watson of Muirhouse, Esq; and others Creditors of Andrew Scott Merchant in Glasgow, and of Donald M'Neil of Collonsay

19 Jun 1771
Answers

Answers for John Mackinlay Taylor in Glasgow, and Mathew Provan junior, Merchant there; to the Petition of John Watson of Muirhouse, Esq; and others, Creditors of Andrew Scott Merchant in Glasgow, and of Donald Macneil of Collonsay

27 Jun 1771

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