James Grant

1789 - 8th Jan 1865

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

James Grant, baptised 20/09/1789, son of Lieut. Alexander Grant of the Independent Company of Invalids in Newton of Blackhills and his wife Elizabeth Fraser in Elgin, Scotland.

Living at Prospect Lodge, Main Road, Elgin, in the censuses of 1841, 1851 and 1861, "Fundholder (retired from Jamaica)".

Died 08/01/1865 at Prospect Lodge, Elgin. His death record gives his occupation as fundholder, widower of Mary Hall Williams, age 75 and his father Alexander Grant deceased as Lieutenant Colonel of Morayshire Volunteers (half-pay). "The confirmation under seal of the Commissariot of Elgin and Nairn dated 22 March 1865 of Elizabeth Lachlan Duff and Josephine Mary Grant the daughters, Doctor George Duff all residing in Elgin and Alexander Cooper Esquire Writer in Elgin as accepting executors nominate of the late James Grant residing at Elgin aforesaid 8 January 1865 was sealed at the Principal Registry London."

Had 5 children - all born in Jamaica - Ann Grant, Elizabeth Lachlan Grant, Frances Cecilia Grant, Josephine Mary Grant and Margaret Grant. 3 of the children baptised at Westmoreland, Jamaica.

Sources

GROS OPR Births 135 50 5 Elgin.

Forres Gazette 11/01/1865. National Probate Calendar 1865.

1841 Census for Elgin.

Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to Stuart Farrell for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Mary Hall Williams
Children
Ann, Elizabeth Lachlan, Frances Cecilia, Josephine Mary, Margaret

Associated Claims (8)

£1,685 6S 8D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,609 9S 2D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£656 1S 6D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£507 19S 11D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,332 5S 7D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£317 13S 8D
Awardee
£68 15S 7D
Awardee
£64 2S 9D
Awardee

Associated Estates (13)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [SY] - → Executor
18/07/1822 [SD] - → Executor
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1826 [EA] - → Executor
1823 [EA] - → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Prospect Lodge, 7 Mayne Road, Elgin, Moray, North-east Scotland, Scotland