Sir Alexander Grant, 7th Bart.

1750 - 26th Jul 1825


Sir Alexander Grant of Dalvey, 7th Baronet was born in c.1750, the son of Sir Ludovic Grant of Dalvey, 6th Baronet and his wife Margaret Innes. Ludovic had inherited the Baronetcy following the death of his older brother Sir Alexander Grant, 5th Baronet, in 1772. Ludovic married Margaret Innes (d.1780), daughter of Sir James Innes of Balvenie and Ortoun, 5th Bt. and Margaret Fraser, on 4 July 1741. The couple had six children, three boys and three girls.

Sir Alexander Grant entered Eton on 12 September 1760. On the 13 July 1775 he married Sarah, the daughter and heir of Jeremiah Cray of Ibsley, Hants. The couple lived at Malshanger House near Worting, Hants. They had four children; Sir Alexander Cray Grant 8th Baronet, Louisa Grant, Ludovic James Grant and Sir Robert Innes Grant. The couple's eldest son Alexander Cray was heir to Jamaican plantations with 1,200 'negroes', and a partner in a London West India agency, with ‘above 4,000 hogsheads of sugar annually consigned to him’.

He succeeded as the 7th Baronet on 17 September 1790 and sold the estate at Dalvey. He died on the 26 July 1825.



2. Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh, The Eton College register, 1753-1790 alphabetically arranged and edited with biographical notes, (Eton, Spottiswoode, 1921), p.224-225.

GRANT, Alexander Cray (1782-1854), of Malshanger House, nr. Basingstoke, Hants.

Further Information

Sarah Cray, heiress of Ibsley
Alexander Cray Grant b.13 Nov 1782, Louisa Grant b.1789, Ludovic James Grant, Robert Innes Grant b.1794

TNA PROB 11/1703/265

Eton [12 September 1760 ]

Associated Estates (7)

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
1807 [EA] - 1825 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1825 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1825 [EY] → Owner

Although Grant died in 1825,and was succeeded by his son Sir Alexander Cray Grant Dalvey continued to be listed ambiguously as under the ownership of 'Sir Alexander Grant' up until the 1831 Jamaica Almanac which was based on the givings in for 1830.

1817 [EA] - → Owner

1818 Jamaica Almanac was based on the givings in from the 1817 March Quarter hence the earlier evolution date.

1790 [EA] - 1825 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1825 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Father → Son