John Glasgow Grant

1806 - 1893

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Cane Wood as owner.

  1. Son of Francis Bell Grant and speaker of the House of Assembly in Barbados. In London during the slave compensation process, and died of 99 The Grove, Ealing in 1893 leaving £531 7s 6d.

  2. Susanna Charlotte Duke sold Cane Wood to John Glasgow Grant 1833 for £5,000 and Grant agreed to clear all debts. The appraised value of the estate (and presumably the enslaved people on it) was £3887.


Barbados no. 472. There is an extended account of his activities on Barbados in 'William Grant of Barbados and some of his Descendants, from JBMHS Vol. IIII (1935) pp. 30-40', reproduced in Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families pp. 252-262.

  1. Times 15/11/1879 p 1 [obituary of his sister Lucy Glasgow Grant]; T71/1593 p.120 24/2/1836 letter to John Grant Esq 27 Great Russell st. Bedford Square on Barbados nos. 258, 533, 4071, 4566 and 5191 Barbados re status; T71/1611 petition to counterclaim from John Glasgow Grant London Street 28 Fitzroy Square as agent of persons residing in Barbados, including Barbados nos. 258 and 4071B; National Probate Calendar 1894.

  2. Kathleen Mary Butler, Economics of Emancipation' p. 103.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John G. Grant
Married but no further details

Associated Claims (5)

£58 5s 2d
£605 17s 8d
Not a claimant (Attorney)
£811 14s 8d
£473 16s 8d
Not a claimant (Attorney)
£1,042 13s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)

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
1833 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Trustee

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

The Grove, Ealing, Middlesex, London, England