This case was about a testator's mental capacity to execute a series of deeds. Orr, the pursuer, asked the court to set aside three deeds that John Logan executed in favor of his wife, his nephew, and another individual. Orr alleged that Logan was not of sound mind when he executed the deeds. The defenders claimed that while Logan showed certain symptoms of old age, his mental capacity was not impaired.

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Memorial

Memorial for Rabina Paterson, Relict of John Logan Gardener in Glasgow, now Wife of William Murdoch Wright in Gorbals of Glasgow; and the said William Murdoch for his Interest; John Kennedy Gardener in Glasgow; and John Paterson, Son of David Paterson Printer in Edinburgh, Nephew of the said Rabina Paterson; and the said David Paterson, as his Administrator in Law; Defenders; against James Orr Bookbinder in Glasgow, Pursuer

9 Oct 1773
Memorial

Memorial for James Orr Bookbinder in Glasgow, against Rabina Paterson, relict of John Logan gardener in Glasgow, now wife of William Murdoch wright in Gorbals of Glasgow, and the said William Murdoch, for his interest, John Kennedy gardener in Glasgow, and John Paterson, nephew of the said Rabina Paterson

9 Oct 1773
State of the Process

State of the Process of Reduction, James Orr Bookbinder in Glasgow, only lawful Son procreate betwixt Robert Orr Merchant in Glasgow, and the deceast Elisabeth Logan his Wife, and Heir in general, served and retoured, to the deceast John Logan, the Son of Logan, his Grand-uncle, before the Bailies of Glasgow, conform to his Service, dated the Eight Day of November, 1771 Years, duly retoured to the Chancery; against Rabina Paterson, Relict of John Logan Gardener in Glasgow, now Wife of William Murdoch Wright in Gorbals of Glasgow; and the said William Murdoch for his Interest; John Kennedy Gardener in Glasgow; and John Paterson, Son of David Paterson Printer in Edinburgh, Nephew of the said Rabina Paterson; and the said David Paterson, as his Administrator in Law

25 Jun 1773

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