George Grant of Burdyards

???? - 1819


Inferred to have been the George Grant who was owner of Airy Castle in Jamaica: the son-in-law of George Grant of Burdyards, William Fraser Tytler (q.v.), appeared as awardee of compensation for three of the enslaved people on the estate, 'having married the only daughter of George Grant.' George Grant of Burdyards died c. 1819 according to online sources. Purchased Burdyards c. 1796.

  1. George Grant of Burdyards had, In addition to one legitimate daughter Margaret Cussans Grant with his wife, four natural children with a free woman of colour Elizabeth McDermott who were brought to Scotland to live with him, the last in 1800.


'Margaret Cu[s]sans Grant' in Eleanor Harris, The Episcopal Congregation of Charlotte Chapel Website (online, archive.stjohns-, 2011); Decisions of the Court of Session November 1825 to November 1826 (1826) 'Grant etc v Tytler etc.'

  1. [accessed 26/11/2019].

Further Information

Margaret Cussans or Cussens or Cusens

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
1817 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Not known

Shown as acting trustee in 1794 and then 'in the possession of' or 'registered to' George Grant in an unidentified capacity

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter

Addresses (1)

Burdyards, Forres, Moray, North-east Scotland, Scotland