John Grant of St Vincent

???? - 1820


The trustees and heirs of John Grant claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation for the Wallibou estate on St Vincent.

  1. Death "At London, John Grant, Esq. Wallibon, in the island of St Vincent."

  2. The will of John Grant merchant of St Vincent, who died in Chelsea in 1820 and whose will (made in 1813) was proved 19/03/1821. In the will he identified his wife as Maria and his children as Philip, Mary and John Smith Grant. He left monetary legacies of a few hundred pounds, and an annuity of £100 p.a. to his wife Maria Grant, in addition to the annuity of £108 p.a. already provided under a settlement, almost certainly their marriage contract. To Susannah Burham of St Vincent he left 'a Negro boy my property called John Bull.' In addition to his wife Maria, his executors included Lewis Grant, Simon Armstrong, Adam Wilson ('Register Office, Edinburgh') and MacDuff Fyfe. In a codicil of1818 he left an annuity of £20 p.a. to Margaret, the reputed daughter of Dr John Smith of St Vincent; he also said that four of his executors (other than his wife) were indebted to him and that his legacies to them should not be seen as extinguishing their overall debts to him.


  1. The Scots Magazine 01/05/1820.

  2. Edinburgh Annual Register (1820) p. 522; PROB 11/1640/322.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Philip; Mary; John Smith

Associated Estates (2)

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
1810 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1827 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Daughter
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Cadogan Terrace, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England