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Effingham (Howard?) Grant

Effingham (Howard?) Grant

Posted: 1047585650000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1154988973000
Surnames: Grant
This is a quote from page 525 from Volume I of the Chiefs of Grants by Sir William Fraser, Edinburgh, 1883 (Grants of Carron).

Captain James Grant of Carron, succeeded his father in Carron. He served a considerable time in the army as ensign and lieutenant, and was present at the battle of Fortenoy in 1745, when only eighteen years of age. He was baron of Mulderie in Moray in 1767, and in 1774 a commissioner of supply for Elgin and Forres. He inherited the estate of his uncle, Sir Patrick Grant of Antigua, who died in 1770; but in 1783 his failure is referred to in the testament of Lewis Grant of Wester Elchies, to whom he was a debtor. He sold Carron in 1786 or 1787 to Robert Grant of Wester Elchies. James Grant married "Mrs Grant of Carron," known as the authoress of "Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch." She survived him and married, secondly, Dr. Murray, a physician in Bath. He died in the Abby of Holyrood House on 14th March 1790, and at the giving up of his testament his estate was valued at 5 pounds, 4 shillings. He had five sons."

One of these sons was Effingham Grant about which is said:

"Effingham Grant, who resided with his father in the Abby of Holyrood Housein 1790, and gave up his testament."

I have been able to trace my ancestors to a Effingham Howard Grant who married Jane Harrison at St. Marylebone, Saint Mary-St. Marylebone Road in London in 1809. All I know of Effingham Howard Grant is that he was born in Scotland.

Could they be one and the same? I know that my GGGGrandfather was minor nobility..."Esquire" listed on the wedding certificate. Can anyone trace what happened to James's son Effingham? The timing is certainly appropriate.

Sam Grant

Re: Effingham (Howard?) Grant

malcolm grant (View posts)
Posted: 1050798004000
Classification: Query
Robert Grant who purchased the Wester Elchies estate from the Carron family operated a London firm "Robert Grant and Company" There are manuscripts concerning Robert Grant and Company in the British Museum MSS 25405 - 25413. Just a long shot but there may be some connection with Effingham Grant being in London and the activities of the company?

Re: Effingham (Howard?) Grant

Posted: 1121631158000
Classification: Query
Sam ... wherever you are ...

There are 3 records in the online Westmorland Church Notes.

Kendal (S). died 18th February 1841 Effingham Howard Grant aged 65, also 26th May 1843 Jane Grant his wife aged 66, also 29th October 1844 Thomas Grant their son aged 34.

Kendal (S). In memory of Robert Grant, youngest son of E. H. Grant and Jane his wife who died 8th April 1847 aged 23 years.

Kendal (S). In memory of Susan, the wife of Mr. John Wilson of Netherfield. and third da. of E. H. Grant of this town, Esqre.
deceased, who died January 1st 1845 aged 26 years. , also of Susan Margaret, second daughter of the said John and Susan Wilson, who died January 4th 1845 aged 3 weeks

Hope this helps,
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