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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Yelverton marriage trial in Scotland. (search)
The Yelverton marriage trial in Scotland. --The London Times, June 15th, says: The process in the Court of Session relative to the question of a Scotch marriage does not promise to be speedily settled. Some time ago the Lord Ordinary remitted to Mr. Crichton, advocate, to take proof by commission in the case, and the proof for the pursuer (Miss Longworth, alias Mrs. Yelverton,) has been reported by the Commissioner, along with numerous appeals on both sides, as to questions refusedMrs. Yelverton,) has been reported by the Commissioner, along with numerous appeals on both sides, as to questions refused or allowed in the course of the proof. The Lord Ordinary (Ardmillan) having heard counsel on these appeals, issued an "interlocutor" on Thursday disposing of them. There are only two points of importance involved in the appeals. His Lordship has found that in respect it is alleged by the pursuer, as a ground of action, that marriage was constituted by cohabitation and habit and repute, it is competent to prove what was the opinion formed at the time by witnesses having the opportunity of obs