Major Charles Grant

???? - 18th Apr 1828


Biography

Son of Charles Grant the elder of Carron (q.v.) from whom he inherited a share in the Adelphi estate in St Vincent. His daughter Louisa Ann Grant (q.v.) successfully counterclaimed for part of the compensation money. Brother of George Colquhoun Grant (q.v.).

  1. Husband of Emma Catherine Richardson and father of Louisa Ann Grant. His father was the previous owner of the Adelphi estate. Died in 1828 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

  2. Grant versus Grant divorce case 1828. The Major possessed an undivided moiety of the Adelphi estate in the Island of St Vincent; the average rent [sic] accruing to him from that moiety was £3,500 per annum. Major Grant stated that the clear rent was only £2500 'but he denied that for the last seven years it had yielded him any produce to which he was entitled, inasmuch as the estate was burdened with debts contracted by his father, to the amount of £100,000'. His only income was as unattached half-pay Major. In summing up Dr Lushington said that Major Grant had admitted to remitting £600 per annum to his wife. Allowance to wife set at £4 per week until alimony decided.

  3. Will of Charles Grant unattached Major in His Majesty's Service of Tunbridge Wells proved 16/06/1828.

Sources

T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 456A & B (Adelphi).

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, The History of the island of Antigua ... from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time (3 vols., London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894-99) vol. 1 p. 426. Oliver gives a genealogy of the Grant family 'of Carron and Antigua.'

  2. Times 21/02/1828 p. 3.

  3. PROB 11/1741/365.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Emma Catherine Richardson
Children
Louisa Ann (1815-)
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (1)

£12,765 13S 8D

Relationships (3)

Brothers
Father → Daughter
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England