Sir Archibald Grant 3rd Bart. of Monymusk

17th Feb 1731 - 30th Sep 1796


According to Douglas Hamilton Sir Archibald Grant [2nd bart.] and his son by the 1760s owned estates in Liguanea Jamaica and in East Florida.

  1. Son of Sir Archibald Grant, 2nd of Monymusk (1696-1778) and his second wife Anne, daughter of Charles Potts of Castleton, Derbyshire. His father's third wife Elizabeth ("With whom he is said to have had £30,000") was widow of Dr James Callander of Jamaica; this may be the source of Archibald 3rd's Jamaican property. Alternatively, Archibald 3rd's first wife was Mary, daughter and heiress of the same Dr James Callander (by Callander's first wife Elizabeth, who was also Archibald 3rd's stepmother).

  2. Sir Archibald Grant, 3rd of Monymusk, "raised a company of 100 men in 1748, with whom he served for some time in the East India Company's service in St David's, in India". Succeeded to the baronetcy in 1778. Died at Monymusk in 1796 aged 65. His widow (2nd wife) Jessie nee Macleod (of Colbecks) died in 1836. Succeeded by his son Archibald (1760-1820).


Douglas Hamilton, Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820.

  1. 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].

  2. George Edward Cokayne, Complete baronetage (1900) p. 433.

We are grateful to Rob Armstrong for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Mary Callander [2] Jessie Macleod

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
1755 [SY] - → Owner

The History section of the Monymusk (Scotland) website states that the estate first came into the Grant family through Archibald 3rd's marriage to Mary Callendar, rather than his father's marriage to Elizabeth Callendar nee Clark,

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Also Callendar's widow married Grant's...
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

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