Name: James Grant
Birth: CIR 1785 in Middlesex, England
Death: 5 APR 1852 in Colham Green, Hillingdon, Middlesex 1
Burial: 13 APR 1852 St Mary's Church, Hayes, Middlesex
Occupation: Major-General, CB
Change Date: 2 JUL 2016
Possible birth: 21 Aug 1784 bapt 12 Sep 1784 St Benet Paul's Wharf to James and Mary Grant - no occupation shown !!
Ancestry back to Ferdinand and Eleanor of Castile - via Grants of Dalvey, an offshoot of the Grants of Grant
General James Grant (b. 1778) was the son of James Grant of Dalvey**, third in descent from Sir James Grant of Dalvey, created a baronet in 1688. The Grants of Dalvey are a branch of the family of Grant of Grant. See the entries for 'Grant of Dalvey' and Lords Strathspey, Chief of Grant in Burke's 'Peerage & Baronetage'.
> "Alexander Grant's ancestor [sic] Sir James Grant of Dalvey had been
> granted a Nova Scotia baronetcy in 1688, but Sir James died without
> children and his brother Ludovick did not assume the dignity.
> Ludovick's second cousin and heir, Sueton Grant, also failed to take up
> the title and sold the Dalvey estate in Inverness-shire to Patrick
> Grant, the son of Donald Grant, Sueton's second cousin in 1701."
1797/??/?? Entered the Army and served 5 years in India with the 25th
1799/03/27 Battle of Mallavelly
1799/04/05 Siege of Seringapatam (1799)
1799/05/02 Action at Doondia.
17??/??/?? At the storming of the fort of Turnioul, he volunteered and led the assault with fifty dismounted dragoons.
He took part in the capture of no less than 15 fortresses in less than 3 years.
1806/??/?? Served with the 21st Fusiliers during the war in Sicily
1807/??/?? Served in India with the 17th Light Dragoons (1807-1811)
1811/??/?? Joined the army under the Duke of Wellington and served with the 18th Hussars in the campaign of 1813-1814-1815, including the Battles of Toulouse and Waterloo.
1815/06/18 Fought at Waterloo and promoted to Lieut-Colonel
181710/06 Of Parish of St Mary-le-Bone
1823/06/19 Lt-Col in Army of Hillingdon
1829/05/12 Hayes Park House is to be let on a 7 or 14 year lease - The Times carried a description of the House and gardens. The house was near to the Trollope farm, where Anthony Trollope was living and attending Harrow School. Anthony Trollope was friends with Katherine Grant during his childhood.
1829/09/21 Colonel of Hayes, Middlesex
1837/??/?? Promoted to Colonel
1841/06/06 Army, aged 60 (63?), of Hayes Park, Middlesex - HO107/655 Bk.10 f.15 p.22
1841/09/02 Colonel James Grant C.B. of Hayes Park
1846/??/?? Promoted to Major-General
1851/03/30 General (Army), aged 70 (73?), of Colham Green, Hillingdon, Middlesex - HO107/1697 f.174 p.9
1851/06/18 Present at the annual Waterloo Banquet held by the Duke of Wellington
1852/06/18 Remembered at the Waterloo Banquet as "Major-General James Grant, CB"
Governor of Scarborough Castle
No sign in the 1861 census
Father: James Grant b: CIR 1755
Mother: (?) b: 17??
Mary Penelope Blencowe b: 1795 in Plymouth, Devon, England
6 OCT 1817
in St Mary's Church, Hayes, Middlesex
- Mary Grant b: 1819 in St Omer, France
- Anna Charlotte Grant b: 1820 in Hayes, Middlesex, England
- Katherine Emma (Kate) Grant b: 1821 in Paris, France
- Henry James Grant b: BEF 19 JUN 1823 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
- Charles P. T. Grant b: 1826 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
- Frances Charlotte Barbara Lily Grant b: 1828 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
- Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Grant b: BEF 21 SEP 1829 in Hayes, Middlesex, England
- Owen Edward Grant b: 1831 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
- Montague Henry Stewart (Monty) Grant b: 1838 in Hayes, Middlesex, England
- Abbrev: General Register Office
General Register Office
Register of Deaths
JUN 1852 3a 11 UXBRIDGE
James Grant, age unknown (74?)