James Macdowall Grant

1803 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Eden estate in St Mary as receiver in Gladstone v Grant.

  1. After the death of the owner of Eden, Alexander Grant, his daughter and heiress Mrs Macdowall Grant of Arndilly together with her husband and creditors of the estate brought a suit to force the trustees to go forward with the sale of the estate, the proceeds from which under Alexander Grant's will were to repay his creditors and to be redeployed in buying land in Scotland.

  2. James Macdowall Grant, the son of David Macdowall-Grant and Eleanor Mary Grant, died in Jamaica in 1837.


T71/856 St Mary no. 276.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 15084, 27/11/1798, p. 1145.

  2. Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain - the Kingdom in Scotland (19th ed. 2001) Vol. 1 p. 884.

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£29 3s 1d
£2,932 5s 3d
Awardee (Receiver)
£83 7s 0d

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
1834 [EA] - → Receiver