After the death of Mr. Robert Corse, disputes arose regarding his succession. One of the disputes was over the property rights of some lands of Eastern Greenland that he had supposedly granted to his wife Elizabeth Ross (Defendant). Mr. Kibble, as the pursuer, questioned the title (life-rent-investment) that conferred the right to Mrs. Ross. He argued that it was null and void because it lacked the required formalities to constitute such right. After the proceedings, the Lords found the life-rent-investment over the lands of Greenland to be valid and effectual.

Published Reports

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 14314

Locations

Session Papers

Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Mrs Elisabeth Ross, widow of the late Robert Corse of Greenlaw

20 May 1802
Note

Note for Elizabeth Ross widow of the deceased Robert Corse, Merchant in Paisley

15 Nov 1803
Answers

Answers for Mrs Janet Corse, wife of James Kibble, writer in Paisley, and Sister-german of the deceased Robert Corse, Merchant in Paisley, and the said James Kibble, her Husband, for his to the Petitions of Mrs Elizabeth Ross, Widow of the said Robert Corse; and of James Buchanan, Esq; merchant in Paisley

14 Oct 1802
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Mrs Janet Corse, wife of James Kibble, writer in Paisley, and eldest Sister-german of the deceased Robert Corse, merchant in Paisley; and the said James Kibble, her Husband for his interest

14 Dec 1802
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session the Petition of James Buchannan, Esq merchant in Paisley

30 Jun 1802
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Mrs Elisabeth Ross, widow of the late Robert Corse of Greenlaw

2 Dec 1803
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Mr James Kibble of Greenlaw, eldest son and general dispose of the deceased Mrs Janet Corse, Sister-german of the deceased Robert Corse, Merchant in Paisley, and James Kibble, Writer in Paisley, her Husband

2 Dec 1803
Answers

Answers For Mrs Elizabeth Ross, Widow of the late Robert of Greenlaw to the Petition of James Kibble of Greenlaw, nephew of said Robert Corse

18 Oct 1804
Condescendence

Condescendence for Mr James Kibble of Greenlaw; in the actions now insisted in by him, against Mrs Elizabeth Ross, widow of Robert Corse, Efq; of Greenlaw, and Others.

29 Feb 1804

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