George Colquhoun Grant

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Biography

George Colquhoun Grant unsuccessfully claimed for the compensation for Adelphi Estate in St Vincent as owner-in-fee. Brother of Major Charles Grant and uncle of Louisa Ann Grant (both q.v.).

  1. George C. Grant registered enslaved persons on Adelphi in 1834 for Chas Grant and George Grant, heirs of the late Chas Grant and of himself, Mrs Birch [née Ann Montgomerie Grant, sister of George Colquhoun Grant] and Sarah Grant [also sister of George Colqhoun Grant] as devisees under the last will of Chas Grant the elder [of Carron, their father], deceased.

  2. Presumably the same George Colquhoun Grant who was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Ceylon Regiment on 15/06/1809, promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 02/02/1811 and who retired on half-pay 19/12/1822.

  3. George Colquhoun Grant married Anne More-Molyneux in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, 26/07/1823. They had two children: Caroline Mayer Grant, born 22/12/1825 in Shalford, Surrey, and James Mayer Grant, born 17/07/1827 in Shalford, Surrey.

  4. Described in various sources as Colonial Secretary and Treasurer of St Vincent.

Sources

T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 456A & B (Adelphi).

  1. T71/500 pp 3-6. Vere Langford Oliver, The History of the island of Antigua ... from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time (3 vols., London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894-99) p. 426 for a genealogy of the Grants of Carron and Antigua.

  2. H.G. Hart, The New Annual Army List, for 1841 (London, John Murray, 1841) p. 368.

  3. www.familysearch.org batch nos. M00145-4 and C01374-4.

  4. See for example, http://svgancestry.com/index.php/dasent-of-st-vincent/ and http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/TNGWebsite/getperson.php?personID=I48110&tree=CC and http://stpaulscalliaqua.homestead.com/stpaulshistory.html [all accessed 30/07/2012].


Further Information

Spouse
Anne More Molyneux
Children
Caroline Mayer (1825-), James Mayer (1827-), Hay, Emily, Marbara M.
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (1)

£12,765 13S 8D
Unsuccessful claimant

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

Treasurer
St Vincent 
Other
Ceylon 
notes →
Presumably the same George Colquhoun Grant who was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Ceylon Regiment on 15/06/1809, promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 02/02/1811 and who retired on half-pay...

Relationships (3)

Brothers
Uncle → Niece
Son → Father