Andrew Scott, John Stark, Richard Stark, William James, and William Craig went bankrupt in 1760. Pursuer, John Watson, became an agent for the creditors of the bankrupt individuals. The bankrupts's estates were adjudged by their creditors and John Watson brought a process of ranking and sale. The creditors were accordingly ranked, with Marion Stark, wife of Andrew Scott, ranked primo loco. Then, defender, Thomas Johnston, a merchant in Glasgow, purchased at a judicial sale some effects of Andrew Scott's estate. This move was designed to help pay some of Scott's creditors, and to make annual payments of a liferent, to Scott's wife. The Defender died without paying the creditors, and his cautioner proved insolvent. Thus, Mr. Watson, Scott's creditors and Mr. Macneil of Callonsay a creditor of Johnston brought a process to sequestrate the subjects originally belonging to Andrew Scoot and purchased by Thomas Johnston. This is a multiple-poinding process where the creditors of the parties related to the bankrupt individuals claimed that Mr. Johnston had left his affairs in very great disorder.