Charles Grant the elder of Carron

???? - 1821


Owner of the Adelphi estate in St Vincent, dying c. 1821, father of Major Charles Grant and George Colquhoun Grant, grandfather of Louisa Ann Grant (each of whom q.v.). Charles Grant of Great Percy Street Rathbone Place had been the recipient of two tranches of Exchequer Loans in 1797 and 1798 totalling £10,000. The enslaved people on the Adelphi estate were registered between 1817 and 1825 in the name of the London merchant D.H. Rucker, probably a creditor.

  1. Will of Charles Grant the elder late of the island of St Vincent but now residing at Havre Kingdom of France proved 23/06/1821. Under the will, he left a moiety (half-share) of his personal and real property to his son Captain Charles Grant of the 8th West India Regiment of Foot, half of the other moiety to his daughter Ann Montgomery Birch wife of Capt. John Birch, and the final quarter to be divided between his daughter Sarah residing with him and his son George Colquhoun Grant lieutenant in HM's 46th Regiment of Foot.

  2. Another son, Edward Effingham Grant, omitted from the will of Charles Grant of Carron, was father of Maria Grant, later Rosetti, portrayed by Daniel Rosenthal c. 1850 as Revolutionary Romania and the subject of Jules Michelet's Madame Rosetti (1851).


Museum of London in Docklands, Exchequer Bills for Relief of Persons Trading with Grenada and St Vincent Box 684 [99], Certificate no. 135. A Charles Grant of St Vincent was the purchaser in 1774 of a coffee and cotton estate called Union in St Andrew, Grenada, together with another 100 acres of land carved out of the Port Royal estate, and 54 enslaved people attached to the estate, from William Macintosh, Endangered Archives Project 688, Deed Book 1785, British Library, EAP688/1/1/1, pp. 41-69 and 69-86.

  1. PROB 11/1644/335.

  2. [accessed 03/02/2016].

Further Information

George Colquhoun; Major Charles; Sarah; Ann Montgomery

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
- 1821 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Great-nephew → Great-uncle
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Father → Daughter