George Grant
(Source of) Grant
John Grant
(Cal 1670-)
Helen Ogilvie
George Grant
(1709-1789)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Magdalene Gordon

George Grant

  • Christened: 3 Oct 1709, Cullen, Banff, Scotland 3
  • Marriage: Magdalene Gordon on 12 Dec 1738 1 2
  • Died: 18 Mar 1789 4
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  General Notes:

Excerpt from Chucrh of Rathven Session Minutes 1746 to 1765 (from http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/sessmins2.htm)

"8 Aug 1751 Compeared Wm. Gordon of Shillagreen and gave in a presentation of himself as Patron of the parish Church of Rathven, in favour of Mr George Grant, minister of Boharm.

12 Dec 1751 There was given in a petition from several of the Episcopal persuasion in the parish of Rathven, promising that, if Mr Grant was settled among them, then they wou'd submit to his ministry, and hoping the presbytery would proceed to his settlement. Mr Gordon therefore produced the disposition, and the presbytery agreed to moderate in a call in favours of Mr George Grant.

GEORGE GRANT (1752-1789) was ordained 1734, translated from Boharm, presented by William Gordon of Shillagreen, and admitted 11 Jun, [1752]. He married Magdalen Gordon (1738), who died 1 June 1788, and had a son, George, who became schoolmaster of Rathven (d.1780). He died 18 Mar. 1789, in the 80th year of his age and 55th of his ministry. His other children were Margt., Alex., Katharine, Helen, Anna, Charles (d.1763), and Sophia (do.1776)."

Margaret Innes 2008:
"Alexander , Patrick & George Grant were brothers but I do not know for certain that George Grant is the same one as the minister of Cullen. Although it seems very likely."

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  Chronology:

He worked as a Minister of Religion 1734 to 1752 and resided at Borharm, Moray. 5

He worked as a Minister of Religion 1752 to 1789 and resided at Rathven, Banff. 6

MISC: Letter to James Ross, 27 May 1771. 7 (George Grant, minister at Rathven, Rathven, to James Ross. Interest for bearer, James Innes, writer's grand nephew, for vacant school at Inveraven.)

MISC: Letter to James Ross (Factor of Findlater), 17 Feb 1773. 8 (George Grant, minister at Rathven, Rathven, to James Ross. Suggests a charity school should be built at Cloachen, on west side of parish instead of at present at Shore of Buckie.)

Witness: Baptism of John Innes, son of Alex. & Hellen Grant, 1774, Cullen. 9

MISC: George Grant, minister at Rathven, Rathven, to James Ross. Encloses estimate and plan [both wanting] for the offices; has been shocked to learn that Nelly has had letters from Mr Innes insisting that she goes out to join him in Jamaica;, 2 Sep 1777. 10


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George married Magdalene Gordon, daughter of Charles Gordon and Margaret Duff, on 12 Dec 1738.1 2 (Magdalene Gordon was born in 1712 11 and was buried on 5 May 1788 in Rathven, Banff 12.)


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1 Sheena Charles Web Site (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/), Rathven Parish Session Minutes. GEORGE GRANT (1752-1789) was ordained 1734, translated from Boharm, presented by William Gordon of Shillagreen, and admitted 11 Jun, [1752]. He married Magdalen Gordon (1738), who died 1 June 1788, and had a son, George, who became schoolmaster of Rathven (d.1780).

2 http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp, Marriage Details
Spouse's Name:
GEORGE GRANT MINISTER OF RATHVEN
Date of Marriage:
12 DEC 1738.

3 Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 03/10/1709 GRANT GEORGE JOHN GRANT/HELEN OGILVIE U Cullen /BANFF.

4 Sheena Charles Web Site (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/), Rathven Session Minutes.

5 Sheena Charles Web Site (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/), Sessions Minutes Rathven.

6 Sheena Charles Web Site (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/), 26 MAY 1754 MARGARET GRANT daughter to Mr George Grant Minr [Minister] of Rathven was buried in Rannes isle.
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7 National Archive of Scotland (http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/), ReferenceTitleDate
GD44Papers of the Gordon Family, Dukes of Gordon (Gordon Castle Muniments)14th century-20th century
GD44/43Correspondence1689-1864
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference GD44/43/43
Title Correspondence
Dates 17-30 May 1771
Access status Open

Description Including 2. 1771 May 18. Robert Bull, Loggie by Forres, to James Ross. Offers his services to the duke as manager or manufacturer of wood. 8. 1771 May 21. Peter May, Linkwood, to James Ross. About sale of the farm meal of Buckie. 17. 1771 May 27. George Grant, minister at Rathven, Rathven, to James Ross. Interest for bearer, James Innes, writer's grand nephew, for vacant school at Inveraven. 18. 1771 May 27. John Baxter, architect, Edinburgh, to [James Ross]. The duke has engaged a huntsman and is anxious about a new kennel; he instructed writer to ask recipient for a sketch of the ground, `so that by the assistance of Mr Lumsden, and some other dilitantis we might be able to make out a plan, which I am sorry for as he wants it finish'd this season'; asks for £50-60 to pay for a cargo of wood; the Commissioners, having despaired of writer's arrival, entrusted Mr [James] Craig with job of making a plan for a lazzaretto; but as they did not like the result, writer must produce one after all. 19-22. 1771 May 29. Alexander, duke of Gordon, Prestonhall, to [James Ross]. Conversation with Kinnoull on Elgin politics; purchase of some of Collector Hope's dogs; directions for the huntsman; Mr Baxter has promised a sketch of the dog kennel; shocking weather. Enclosing letters from Lords Banff and Stonefield.
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Extent 24 items.

8 National Archive of Scotland (http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/), ReferenceTitleDate
GD44Papers of the Gordon Family, Dukes of Gordon (Gordon Castle Muniments)14th century-20th century
GD44/43Correspondence1689-1864
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference GD44/43/85
Title Correspondence
Dates 16-28 Feb 1773
Access status Open

Description Including 2-3. 1773 February 15. Charles Gordon, CS, Edinburgh, to James Ross. Question of an appeal in the Elgin cause; is against it himself, but still, it might provide a chance of evading costs if the other side is nervous enough at possible defection of Bailie Jameson [a two edged tool] to suggest a compromise. 9. 1773 February 17. Peter May, land surveyor, Elgin, to James Ross. Agrees to take charge of farms of Gledhill and Mathiemill. 10. 1773 February 17. George Grant, minister at Rathven, Rathven, to James Ross. Suggests a charity school should be built at Cloachen, on west side of parish instead of at present at Shore of Buckie. 12-14. 1773 February 18. William Tod, factor of Badenoch, Gordonhall, to James Ross. Losses in Lochaber due to hurricane; fishers of Inverlochy; removings against tenants; Borlum's affair; Telfer the miner. 34-5. 1773 February 23. Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonston, Gordonstoun, to Alexander, duke of Gordon. Submission about salmon fishing; division of Roseisle. 43-7. 1773 February 25. William Tod, factor on estate of Badenoch, Gordonhall, to James Ross. Estate matters including Borlum's affair; rents of Ruthven. With enclosures.
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Extent 53 items.

9 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Baptism JI 1774.

10 National Archive of Scotland (http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/).

11 Web (Misc), www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/duff.htm.

12 Sheena Charles Web Site (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/), 5 MAY 1788 Mrs MAGDALEN GRANT late at Manse of Rathven was buried.
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