Petitioners sought to have a borough election nullified on the ground that it was conducted in a corrupt fashion by counsellors who were bribed by Robert Alexander, a candidate for the local parliament seat.

Published Reports

Sir David Dalyrymple of Hailes, Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from 1766 to 1791 (1826), pg. 118

Locations

Session Papers

Answers

Answers for Thomas Martin, William Morison, James Ballardie, William Tait, Bailies of the Borough of Pittenweem; James Martin junior Treasurer; James Martin senior, William Martin, Alexander Anderson, Robert Ramsay, David Lowson, David Bowman, Robert Stevenson, Alexander Hamilton, James Thomson, William Melvill, Thomas Davidson, Thomas Watson, James Laing, Thomas Ballardie, and John Durkie, all present Counsellors of the said Borough, to the Petition and Complaint of Peter Ramsay and Andrew Wilson, late Bailies; John Brown, late Counsellor, and Robert Dick, James Nairn, Colin Fowler, and John Henderson, Burgesses of the said Borough of Pittenweem

18 Dec 1765
Objections

Objections To Mr William Alexander being examined as a Witness for the Respondents, in the case of Pittenweem

24 Jun 1766
Respondent's Proof

Respondents Proof in the Petition and Complaint Peter Ramsay and others; against Thomas Martin and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Pittenweem

1766
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Thomas Martin, and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Pittenweem

3 Jul 1766
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, and others, Counsellors and Burgesses of the Burgh of Pittenweem

14 Jul 1766
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Thomas Martin, and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Pittenweem

23 Jul 1766
Answers

Answers for Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, and others, Counsellors and Burgesses of the Burrow of Pittenweem, to the Petition of Thomas Martin, and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Pittenweem

28 Jul 1766
Answers

Answers for Thomas Martin, and others, Magistrates and counsellors of Pittenweem; to The Petition of Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, and others

16 Jul 1766
Memorial

Memorial for Peter Ramsay, and Andrew Wilson, late Bailies; John Brown, and Robert Dick, late Counsellors; James Nairn, Colin Fowler, and John Henderson, Burgesses of the Burgh of Pittenweem; against Thomas Martin and others, pretended Magistrates and Counsellors of that Burgh

10 Dec 1766
Memorial

Memorial for Thomas Martin and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of the Borough of Pittenweem, elected at Michaelmas 1765, Respondents; against Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, and others, Complainers

12 Dec 1766
Answers

Answers for Thomas Martin, James Balleardie, William Morison, and William Tait, Bailies of the Borough of Pittenweem, James Martin junior, Treasurer of the said Borough; James Martin senior, William Martin, Alexander Anderson, Robert Ramsay, David Louson, David Bowman, Robert Stevenson, Alexander Hamilton, James Thomson, William Melvil, Thomas Davidson, Thomas Watson, Thomas Balleardie, Mr Robert Alexander, Mr William Alexander, Thomas Horsburgh senior, Thomas Horsburgh junior, Laurence Aitken, and John Tod, all Counsellors of the Borough of Pittenweem, elected at Michaelmas 1766; to The Petition and Complaint of Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, Robert Dick, John Brown, James Nairn, Colin Fouler, and John Henderson

14 Jan 1767
Respondents' Case

The Respondents Case

19 Jan 1767

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