Simon Fraser, a freeholder of Inverness-shire, filed a complaint with the Court of Session objecting to Alexander Fraser Tytler’s claimed eligibility to vote for a knight of Inverness-shire. Tytler’s claim rested on his wife’s status as a freeholder of that county. In the course of the proceedings, Simon Fraser died, and William Fraser, another of the freeholders of Inverness-shire, took up the complaint. The debate centered on the 7th clause of the 12th of Queen Anne and the meanings of the words "property" and "superiority." In the end the Court repelled the complaints of the pursuers and upheld Lord Woodhouselee's enrollment and vote.

Published Reports

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. App. 1, No. 8

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