Sir John Douglass, Bart v Hugh Dalrymple, &C: HL 26 Jan 1770

Absolute Disposition – Trust.-
A party disponed certain lands to his agent, in order, as he stated, to qualify him to vote in the county election, but held no written obligation under his hand to redispone. Held that the absolute disposition, together with the law agent’s accounts, amounting to andpound;1400 due him, foreclosed all idea of trust, unless this were proved by writing under the trustee’s hand, in terms of the act 1696.

[1770] UKHL 2 – Paton – 187, (1770) 2 Paton 187


Updated: 13 January 2022; Ref: scu.561660