Mary Grant-Gordon (née Aston)

1748 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Grant Gordon, formerly of the Island of Antigua but now residing in the City of Brussels, was the widow of the late Francis Grant Gordon, of England. In 1770, Francis Grant Gordon had granted a bond of £6000 to Sir Willoughby Aston and Thomas Pye, Vice Admiral, to secure an annuity of £200 p.a. to Mary Grant Gordon. On Francis Grant Gordon's death, Sir Willoughby Aston went to court in Antigua to gain a judgement on the bond (to secure it against the plantation?). The enslaved persons went to Mary Grant Gordon in lieu of the annuity. She died aged around 100 c. 1848.

  1. Mary Grant, youngest daughter of Sir Willoughby Aston (q.v.) and his wife Elizabeth nee Pye, baptised in Berkshire, England, 25/06/1748. She married Captain Francis Grant R.N. (q.v.), 18/09/1770 in Petersham, Surrey.

  2. Will of Mary Grant Gordon widow [of Capt. Grant Gordon of the Royal Navy] [now residing in the City] of Bath Somerset [made in 1839] proved 12/08/1848. She left her property, particularly her right and interest in certain plantations on Antigua, to her daughter Eliza Jane Knox widow of Bath.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 1051.

  1. Constance Oliver Skelton and John Malcolm Bulloch, A Biographical Muster Roll of officers named Gordon in the Navies and armies of Britain, Europe, America and in the Jacobite Risings (Aberdeen, The University Press, 1907) pp. 100-101. 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), Vol. 3 pp. 384 and 425., Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 [database online]. batch no. C00224-4.

  2. PROB 11/2079/190

Further Information

Maiden Name
Francis Grant-Gordon
Charles, Henry, Sir James Willoughby Gordon (1773-1851), Eliza Jane (?-1865)

Associated Claims (2)

£412 7s 6d
£943 11s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1803 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant

Relationships (4)

Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Niece → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England