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  • ID: I21949
  • Name: James Grant
  • Sex: M
  • 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
  • Note:
    See:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Grant_(British_Army_officer,_born_1778)

    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
    1852/04/05 Died
    1852/06/18 Remembered at the Waterloo Banquet as "Major-General James Grant, CB"

    Governor of Scarborough Castle
    No sign in the 1861 census
  • Change Date: 2 JUL 2016



    Father: James Grant b: CIR 1755
    Mother: (?) b: 17??

    Marriage 1 Mary Penelope Blencowe b: 1795 in Plymouth, Devon, England
    • Married: 6 OCT 1817 in St Mary's Church, Hayes, Middlesex
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Grant b: 1819 in St Omer, France
    2. Has Children Anna Charlotte Grant b: 1820 in Hayes, Middlesex, England
    3. Has Children Katherine Emma (Kate) Grant b: 1821 in Paris, France
    4. Has No Children Henry James Grant b: BEF 19 JUN 1823 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
    5. Has No Children Charles P. T. Grant b: 1826 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
    6. Has Children Frances Charlotte Barbara Lily Grant b: 1828 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
    7. Has No Children Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Grant b: BEF 21 SEP 1829 in Hayes, Middlesex, England
    8. Has Children Owen Edward Grant b: 1831 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
    9. Has Children Montague Henry Stewart (Monty) Grant b: 1838 in Hayes, Middlesex, England

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: General Register Office
      Note:
      General Register Office
      Register of Deaths
      JUN 1852 3a 11 UXBRIDGE
      James Grant, age unknown (74?)
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