Catherine Anderson

1769 - 11th Apr 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Co-heiress and sister of Capt. Charles Grant, the deceased owner of River Antoine, and sister of Henrietta Grant (q.v.) and Anne Grant (q.v.).

  1. The slave registers for River Antoine show an attorney (George Gun Munro and then Lewis Hoyes) making the registration on behalf of Charles Grant proprietor in 1821 and 1822. By 1825, George Gun Munro registers on behalf of the representatives of Charles Grant deceased.

  2. The marriage of Catherine Grant to James Anderson of Lincluden was registered at Edinburgh 13/11/1800. The Edinburgh Magazine identified her as daughter of the late Mr Andrew Grant. An Andrew Grant is identified as owner and operator of River Antoine in the late 18thC. The estate is extant as a rum distillery. Will of Andrew Grant planter of the Island of Grenada proved 08/04/1783.

  3. 'Allan Anderson First Lawful Child of James Anderson of Lincluden and Catherine Grant his wife was born at Wilton Lodge the Twenty Ninth day of March One thousand eight hundred and six, and was baptised the 28th April following in presence of David Anderson of St Germain Esqr. and John Anderson of Inchyrce Esqr.' A daughter Mary Anderson was born and baptised in Wilton, Roxburgh, in 1809.

  4. The marriage of her parents Andrew Grant, Mercht in London and Miss Allan Fordyce daughter of the deceased Thomas Fordyce of Ayton took place in Edinburgh, 26/10/1760. The death of Catherine Anderson nee Grant, widow, age 87, daughter of Andrew Grant Esquire Gentleman and Allan Grant MS Fordyce happened 11/04/1856 at 28 Rutland Square, Edinburgh. This links her to her co-claimant and sister Henrietta Grant (q.v.): birth of Henrietta Grant 20/11/1772 and her baptism 25/11/1772 at Founders Hall, Lothbury Scots Church, London, daughter of Andrew Grant and Allan.


T71/880 Grenada claim no. 705 (River Antoine Estate).

  1., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line]: Grenada St Patrick - 1821, 1822 1825 and 1828. PROB 11/1680.

  2. Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Vol XVI, p. 423; [accessed 01/04/2011]; PROB 11/1102.

  3. General Register Office for Scotland OPR Births 810/00 0030 0027; batch no. C11810-2.

  4. General Register Office for Scotland OPR Marriages 685/1 490 119. General Register Office for Scotland Deaths 1856 685/1 143. batch no. C06772-1.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Cath. Anderson
James Anderson

Associated Claims (1)

£5,041 12s 11d

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
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Heir
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Public building
Hawick Museum [Purchased] 
description →
Wilton Lodge was purchased in 1805 by James Anderson, an East India man, around the time of his marriage to Catherine Grant. The house was subsequently expanded by the couple's daughter and her...

Relationships (4)

Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (2)

28 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Wilton Lodge, Wilton, Roxburgh, Southern Scotland, Scotland