Author Results for Gordon Jackson

Marine Insurance Frauds in Scotland 1751-1821: Cases of Deliberate Shipwreck Tried in the Scottish Court of Admiralty

By Gordon Jackson

In 1821, the marine insurance fraud case, of Rex versus John McDougall of Glasgow, was heard in the Scottish Court of Admiralty. This case is of particular interest because of the defendant’s, the defence lawyers’, the prosecution’s and the judge’s manipulation of the facts and the law, in order to avoid the execution of the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous