John Grant of Kilgraston

???? - 1793


Chief Justice of Jamaica, returning to Scotland and dying there in 1793. LBS has not to date traced any 'slave-property' to John Grant. He bought the Georgia estate but gave Charles Gordon of Buthlaw the option to take it, which the latter apparently did.

  1. Will of John Grant of Kilgraston Perthshire proved 07/11/1793. After an annuity of £400 p.a. to his wife and several other monetary legacies he left the remainder of his property to his brother Francis.

  2. Perthshire’s Entry #161: John Grant, Chief Justice of Jamaica. Abroad. Rich. Brother-in-law to Bannatine M'Leod, the Sheriff of Bute, who is influenced by Lord Mountstuart.

We are grateful to Steven Carter for his assistance in compiling this entry.


Douglas Hamilton, Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world, 1750–1820.

  1. PROB 11/1238/155

  2. Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam (Ed.), View of the Political State of Scotland [in 1788]: A Confidential Report, Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888, p. 277.

Further Information

Margaret Quarles

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
1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Other

John Grant bought the Georgia estate for £26,000 currency in 1779 and told Charles Gordon of Buthlaw that it 'will become yours or mine at your option.' Charles Gordon must have exercised this option.

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

Kilgraston, Bridge of Earn (near), Perthshire, North-east Scotland , Scotland