Charles Mercer, Second Son of Sir Lawrence Mercer v His Majesty’s Advocate: HL 14 Dec 1753

HL Entail. – Forfeiture.-
Held that the appellant was not entitled to claim his brother’s forfeited estate, he not being an heir-substitute, but an heir-male, of the marriage under the investitures. And that the deed he founded on not containing prohibitory, irritant, and resolutive clauses, nor recorded, could not support his claim.

[1753] UKHL 1 – Paton – 538, (1753) 1 Paton 538


Updated: 22 November 2021; Ref: scu.558215