In February 1734, James Maxwell of Kirkconnell accepted a bill to Maxwell of Craswadda for £38 Sterling, payable 1st May thereafter. This was allowed to lie over, without being protested or registrated, or any diligence on it, till summer 1765; when an action for payment was brought, at instance of Craswadda's executor, against James Maxwell then of Kirkconnell, as representing his father James Maxwell, the acceptor of the foresaid bill. Lord Ordinary decerned for payment; the defenders reclaimed to the Lords. (Morison, Decisions).
William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 1645