In 1772, the Commissioners of Supply divided certain cumulo valuations in the county of Inverness. On the basis of these divisions, Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Scatwell, and others, sought to be enrolled as freeholders of the county. However, the existing freeholders refused their claims, citing objections to the divisions. The court ordered a hearing on two legal questions: (1) whether the Court of Session had jurisdiction to review the Commission’s valuation proceedings; and (2) whether the freeholders were entitled to challenge decrees of division.

Published Reports

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 8663
Sir David Dalyrymple of Hailes, Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from 1766 to 1791 (1826), pg. 570


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