§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state under what cir-† See page 349.857 cumstances Mary Ross, aged ninety-one, of Church Street, Cromarty, was evicted from her house in August last. And was the house sold by order of the Crown; if so, will he state the price it realised, and the amount received by the Crown after payment of all expenses.
* MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
The house referred to did not belong to the Mary Ross mentioned, but to Mrs. Margaret Peter. Mary Ross resided in the house as a pauper in receipt of outdoor relief. Mrs. Margaret Peter was illegitimate and died intestate. The house, therefore, fell to the Crown as ultimus hœres, and was sold. It was of small value; I am informed that the net amount accruing to the Crown was £18 11s. 5d.