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illustrated.1813 Excerpt: ... 121 (FIRST DIVISION.) THE CASE JOHN
ROUTLEDGE, Esq. Ot THE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S SERVICE, AND HIS
ATTORNIES; AND JAMES ELLIOT, W. S. THEIR MANDATORY, WILLIAM THOMAS
CARRUTHERS, Esq. OF DORMONT; AND GENERAL FRANCIS CARRUTHERS, HIS
UNCLE AND GUARDIAN. In the year 1731, Francis Carruthers of Dormont
mar-1811 ried Miss Margaret Maxwell, daughter of Sir Alexander
Maxwell of Monreith. No contract of marriage was executed upon this
occasion; but, in July 1735, after the parties had lived together
for nearly five years, without having any children, they resolved
to make a settlement of their affairs, in the form of a
post-nuptial contract; and, accordingly a deed of this description
was completed between Mr Carruthers on the one hand, and his wife,
with consent of certain gentlemen as trustees for her brother, on
the other. By this deed Mr Carruthers, in contemplation of the
marriage already solemnized, and of the portion received with his
wife, became bound to secure her in a liferent annuity, upon his
lands and estate, and to take the necessary measures for settling
the estate itself upon the heirs of the marriage, according to a
particular destination, as well as for certain contingent
provisions to daughters. After executing this contract, the parties
continued to live togther till the year 1740, having been married
for ten years, without having any children, and apparently with
little prospect of such an event. In the course of that year, Mrs
Carruthers abandoned herself to habits o the most open adultery;
and, among other instances of profligacy, gave herself up to a
course of criminal conversation with one of her own servants. Her
husband at this time was absent in England, where he had gone, as
he alleged, in August 1746, and was detained for several m...
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