Sir Archibald Grant 2nd Bart. of Monymusk

25th Sep 1696 - 17th Sep 1778


MP for Aberdeenshire 1722-1732. He married as his third wife Elizabeth, the widow of James Callander of Jamaica. Reported in secondary sources to have been a slave-owner in Jamaica, and associated in company profiles with the Monymusk rum distillery and on the Aberdeen University website with the Monymusk estate.

Sources [accessed 05/05/2017], which shows: '4 wives: (1) 17 Apr. 1717, Anne, da. of James Hamilton of Pencaitland, E. Lothian 2 da.; (2) c.1731, Anne (d. bef. 1744), da. of Charles Potts of Castleton, Derbys., 1 s.; (3) 18 Aug. 1751, Elizabeth Clark (d. 30 Apr. 1759), wid. of Dr. James Callander of Jamaica, s.p.; (4) 24 May 1770, Jane, wid. of Andrew Millar of Pall Mall, publisher and bookseller, s.p. He succeeded his father as 2nd Bt. Mar. 1726'; James Glass, ‘Sugar for the Brose: Sir Archibald Grant, Jamaica and Agricultural Improvements at Monymusk c. 1720-1760’, 6.2. History Scotland, (2006), 40 (Part 1) and 6.3 History Scotland (2006), 35 (Part 2) [not yet accessed by LBS]; Douglas Hamilton, Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820, which says that by the 1760s Sir Archibald Grant and his son owned estates in Liguanea Jamaica and in East Florida; e.g. [accessed 15/08/2019]; Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784; George Edward Cokayne, Complete baronetage (1900) p. 433. According to an Aberdeen University website, Monymusk estate in Jamaica came into the Grant family through Archibald 2nd marriage to Elizabeth Callendar nee Clark, [accessed 07/07/2020]; the website of the Monymusk estate in Scotland states that Archibald 3rd gained this estate through his marriage to Mary Callendar and that this Grant also owned a slaving station in Africa, [accessed 07/07/2020].

Further Information

4 wives:

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
- 1778 [EY] → Owner

This connection is made by an Aberdeen University website, [accessed 15/08/2019]. It has not yet been confirmed by LBS.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire
1722 - 1732

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Other relatives
Notes →
Grant married Callendar's widow; also Grant's eldest son married Callendar's...

Addresses (1)

Monymusk House, Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland