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"The Chiefs of Grant"

(Edinburgh, 1883)
by Sir William Fraser

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Contents of 

Volume I


Vol I: GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS

i
SUMMARY OF INTRODUCTION AND MEMOIRSv
INTRODUCTIONxvii
a. introductionxvii
b. The Barony of Stratherrick in Invernessxxiii
c. Inverallan in Strathspeyxxix
d. The Barony of Freuchiexxxv
e. The Barony and Lordship of Glencarniexlv
f. The Barony and District of Strathspeylix
g. The Barony of Abernethylxx
h. The Barony of Cromdalelxxiv
i. The Barony and Castle of Urquhartlxxix
j. The Regality of Grantlxxxv
k. Retrospect of the Grant Estates : Wadsets, Leases, Davochs, Forests, etcxcii

MEMOIRS OF THE CHIEFS OF GRANT

1-498
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I. SIR LAURENCE LE GRANT, Sheriff of Inverness. 1258-1266.1
II JOHN LE GRANT, first of Inverallan, in Strathspey. 1296-c. 1325.15
III-1. PATRICK LE GRANT, Lord of Stratherrick and Inverallan. 1345-1362.26
[viii]
III-2. SIR JOHN LE GRANT, Knight, Castellan of Darnaway. ELIZABETH his Wife. 1333-c. 1370.36
IV ROBERT GRANT, the Ambassador. 1380-1394.48
V MATILDA of Glencarnie, and JOHN GRANT ROY, her reputed husband. c. 1410-c. 1434.53
VI Sir DUNCAN GRANT, Knight, first called of Freuchie. MURIEL MACKINTOSH (of Mackintosh), his Wife. 1434-1485.62
[ix]
VII. JOHN GRANT, Younger of Freuchie. 1475-1482.69
VIII JOHN GRANT, second of Freuchie. MARGARET OGILVIE (of Deskford), his Wife. 1485-1528.71
IX JAMES GRANT, third of Freuchie. ELIZABETH FORBES, his first Wife. CHRISTINA BARCLAY, his second Wife. 1528-1553.96
[x]
X JOHN GRANT, fourth of Freuchie. LADY MARGARET STEWART, his first Wife. LADY JANET LESLIE, his second Wife. 1553-1585.125
XI DUNCAN GRANT of Abernethy, Younger of Freuchie. MARGARET MACKINTOSH (of Mackintosh), his Wife. 1566-1582.155
XII JOHN GRANT, fifth of Freuchie. LADY LILIAS MURRAY (of Tullibardine), his Wife. 1585-1622.159
[xi]
XIII Sir JOHN GRANT, sixth of Freuchie, Knight. LADY MARY OGILVIE (of Deskford), his Wife. 1622-1637.197
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XIV JAMES GRANT, seventh or Freuchie. LADY MARY STEWART (MURRAY), his Wife. 1637-1663.240
XV LUDOVICK GRANT, eighth of Freuchie and of Grant. JANET BRODIE, his first Wife. JEAN HOUSTOUN, his second Wife. 1663-1716.291
[xiii]
XVI-1 BRIGADIER-GENERAL ALEXANDER GRANT OF GRANT. ELIZABETH STEWART (of Murray), his first Wife. ANNE SMITH, his second Wife. 1716-1719.331
[xiv]
XVI-2 SIR JAMES GRANT OF GRANT, Baronet. ANNE COLQUHOUN (Heiress of Luss), his Wife. 1719-1747.371
XVII SIR LUDOVICK GRANT OF GRANT, Baronet. MARION DALRYMPLE (of North Berwick), his first Wife. LADY MARGARET OGILVIE (of Findlater), his second Wife. 1747-1773.393
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XVIII SIR JAMES GRANT OF GRANT, Baronet, commonly called "The Good Sir James." JANE DUFF (of Hatton), his Wife. 1773-1811.442
XIX-1 SIR LEWIS ALEXANDER GRANT OF GRANT, Baronet, afterwards fifth Earl of Seafield, Viscount of Reidhaven, and Lord Ogilvie of Deskford and Cullen. 1811-1840.467
XIX-2 SIR FRANCIS WILLIAM GRANT OF GRANT, Baronet, sixth Earl of Seafield, Viscount of Reidiiaven, Lord Ogilvie of Deskford and Cullen. MARY ANNE DUNN, his first Wife. LOUISA EMMA MAUNSELL, his second Wife. 1840-1853.473
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XX-1 FRANCIS WILLIAM GRANT, M.P., Master of Grant. 1814-1840.484
XX-2 SIR JOHN CHARLES GRANT OGILVIE, Baronet, seventh Earl of Seafield, Viscount of Reidhaven, etc., first Baron Strathspey of Strathspey, K.T. The Honourable CAROLINE STUART, his Countess. 1853-1881.487
XXI SIR IAN CHARLES GRANT OGILVIE, Baronet, eighth Earl of Seafield, ETC., SECOND BARON STRATHSPEY OF STRATHSPEY. BORN 1851. SUCCEEDED 1881495

PEDIGREES OF THE GRANT FAMILY AND CADET BRANCHES:-

Editorial Introduction to the Family Trees 
The Grants of Grant499-502
Grants of Wester Elchies503
Grants of Kinchirdie, Gellovie, Knockando, and Gartinbeg504-505
Grants of Easter Elchies506-507
Grants of Lurg in Abernethy508
Grants of Rothiemurchus509-510
Grants (second) of Ballindalloch, Cadets of Rothiemurchus511-512
Grants of Monymusk512-513
Grants of Arndilly, Cadets of Monymusk514
Grants of Corriemony in Glenurquhart515
Grants of Sheuglie, Cadets of Corriemony516-517
Grants of Tullochgorm518-519
Grants (first) of Ballindalloch and Dalvey520-521
Grants of Glenmoriston in Glenurquhart522-523
Grants of Carron, Cadets of Glenmoriston524-525
Grants of Wester Elchies, Cadets of Glenmoriston525
Grants of Gartinbeg, Kinveachy, Dalrachnie, Inverlaidnan, and Dalvey526-527
Grants of Kilgraston528-529
ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF THE GRANTS530-533
LIST OF PORTRAITS AT CASTLE GRANT534-536
COLLECTED SEALS AND SIGNATURES537-545

[ii] ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME ONE

I.-PORTRAITS.

James Grant, seventh of Freuchiebetween pp. 240 and 241
Lady Mary Stewart, his wife240 and 241
Ludovick Grant of Freuchie and Grant290 and 291
Janet Brodie, his first wife290 and 291
Major George Grant of Culbin328 and 329
Colonel Lewis Grant328 and329
Brigadier-General Alexander Grant of Grant330 and 331
Anne Smith, his second wife330 and 331
Sir James Grant of Grant, Baronet370 and 371
Anne Colquhoun of Luss, his wife370 and371
Sir Ludovick Grant of Grant, Baronet392 and 393
Lady Margaret Ogilvie, his second wife392 and 393
Sir James Grant of Grant, Baronet442 and 443
Jane Duff of Hatton, his wife442 and 443
Sir Francis William Grant of Grant, Baronet,`sixth Earl of Seafield472 and 473
Mary Ann Dunn, his first wife472 and 473
Sir John Charles Grant Ogilvie, Baronet, seventh Earl of Seafield486 and 487
Hon. Caroline Stuart, his Countess486 and 487
Sir Ian Charles Grant Ogilvie, Baronet, eighth Earl of Seafield494 and 495

II.- CASTLES, etc.

Castle Grantbetween pp. xl and xli
Two Targets and old Sword of Sir John Grant, date 1562xlii and xliii
Old Carved Frame found at Shillochan in Duthil, in 1874lvi and lvii
Muckrach Castle, Strathspeylxvi and lxvii
Castle Urquhart, Glen Urquhartlxxxii and lxxxiii
Grant Tartan, Red and Green, Two plateslxxxvi and lxxxvii
Old Gun of Sir John Grant, dated 143458 and 59
Armorial Stone of John Grant of Freuchie, Lady Margaret Stewart his wife, and their son, Duncan Grant, from Grant burial-place at Duthil Church152 and 153
Old Gun of Ludovick Grant of Grant, date 1667316 and 317
Castle Grant, another view320 and 321
Fir Tree, Forest of Abemethy488 and 489
Fir Tree, Forest of Duthil488 and 489
Armorial Bearings of Sir Lewis Alexander, Earl of Seafield, 1824498 and 499

III.-LETTERS, etc.

Warrant by Archbishop Spottiswood to Sir John Grant of Freuchie, 9th March 1635232 and 233
Letter by James Grant of Freuchie to the Earl of Findlater, 5th June 1639246 and 247
Letter by Prince Charles Edward to Sir James Grant of Grant, 2 2d August 1745386 and 387
Letter by Henry Mackenzie to Sir James Grant of Grant, introducing the Poet Burns, 24th August 1787452 and 453

IV - SIGNATURES. Woodcuts of-

John Grant, fourth of Freuchie154
John Grant, fifth of Freuchie196
Lady Lilias Murray, his wife196
Sir John Grant, sixth of Freuchie239
Mary Ogilvie, his wife239
James Grant, seventh of Freuchie290
Lady Mary Stewart, his wife290
Ludovick Grant of Freuchie330
Janet Brodie, his first wife330
Brigadier-General Alexander Grant of Grant370
Elizabeth Stewart, his first wife370
Anne Smith, his second wife370
Sir James Grant of Grant392
Do. as `Craigelachie` 392
Anne Colquhoun, his wife392
Sir Ludovick Grant of Grant441
Marion Dalrymple, his first wife441
Lady Margaret Ogilvie, his second wife441
Sir James Grant of Grant461
Jane Duff, his wife461
Sir Lewis Alexander Grant of Grant472
Sir Francis William Grant, sixth Earl of Seafield483
Sir John Charles Grant Ogilvie, seventh Earl of Seafield493
Hon. Caroline Stuart, his Countess493
Sir Ian Charles Grant Ogilvie, present Earl of Seafield, as Baron Strathspey498

Contents of 

Volume II



Vol II: GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS

iiii

ABSTRACT OF THE GRANT CORRESPONDENCE

v
ROYAL LETTERS, 1534-17151
STATE AND OFFICIAL LETTERS, 1569-174611
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC LETTERS, 1573-180536
LETTERS FROM SIMON FRASER, LORD LOVAT, 1714-1746282
LETTERS FROM HENRY MACKENZIE, 1787-1791413-416
ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE (MISCELLANEOUS), 1720-18174I7
THREE LETTERS TO LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WILLIAM GRANT OF BALLINDALLOCH AND MRS. GRANT, 1726-1732531
LETTERS FROM ABBE PETER GRANT, GRANT OF BLAIRFINDY, AND THE VICOMTE DE VAUX, TO SIR JAMES GRANT OF GRANT, 1761-1794533
SELECTIONS FROM CORRESPONDENCE AS TO FENCIBLE AND VOLUNTEER COMPANIES, 1794-1795560

ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME TWO.

Letter by King James the Fifth to James Grant of Freuchie, 13th May 1534between pp. xlviii and 1
Letter by King Charles the Second, as Prince, to James Grant of Freuchie, 26th October 16468 and 9
Letter by Archibald, Earl, afterwards Marquis of Argyll, to James Grant of Freuchie, 29th July 164014 and 15
Proclamation by James Marquis of Montrose, 9th March 164514 and 15
Letter by James Marquis of Montrose to James Grant of Freuchie, 14th March 164516 and 17
Letter by the Same to the Same, 19th May 164616 and 17
Letter by George, fifth Earl of Huntly, to John Grant of Freuchie, 5th June 1573?36 and 37
Letter by Sir Roderick M`Kenzie of Coigeach to Sir John Grant of Freuchie, 2d March 162450 and 51
Letter by Sir John Grant of Freuchie to Lady Lilias Murray, his mother, 29th August 163154 and 55
Two Letters by James Marquis of Montrose to James Grant of Freuchie, 21st and 22d April 164676 and 77
Letter by Ludovick Grant of Freuchie to Miss Janet Brodie, afterwards his wife, 16th October 167180 and 81
Letter by John Duke of Argyll to Brigadier Grant, 17th October 1717106 and 107
Letter by Duncan Forbes of Culloden to Major George Grant, 13th May 1741144 and 145
Letter by Simon Lord Lovat to Sir James Grant of Grant, 31st October 1735336 and 337

SIGNATURES. Woodcuts of-

King James the Fifth, 15341
Mary, Queen of Scots, 15623
King James the Sixth, 16074
King Charles the First, 16277
King Charles the Second, as Prince, 16468
Queen Henrietta Maria, 16469
James, first Marquis, of Montrose, 164516
Archibald Marquis of Argyll, 164818
Robert Walpole, Secretary of War, 170830
George, fifth Earl of Huntly, 157336
John Grant, fourth Laird of Freuchie, 158337
Patrick Grant of Ballindalloch, 159438
Allan Cameron of Lochiel, 161240
John, Archbishop of St. Andrews, 161641
Colin Mackenzie, Lord Kintail, 161742
Donald Macdonell of Glengarry, 162348
John Grant of Glenmoriston, 162452
Sir John Grant, sixth Laird of Freuchie, 163155
George, second Marquis of Huntly, 1646y8
Thomas M`Kenzie of Pluscardine, 164679
Mary Ogilvie, wife of Sir John Grant, 164682
AEneas, Lord Macdonell, 166789
Ludovick Grant, eighth Laird of Freuchie, 167190
John Grant of Ballindalloch, 168591

Contents of 

Volume III



Vol III: ABSTRACT OF CHARTERS OF THE GRANTS OF GRANT

i-xl
ABSTRACT OF ADDITIONAL CHARTERSxli-liv
LIST OF CHARTERS PRINTED IN ABRIDGED FORMliv-lx
CHARTERS AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITS OF THE GRANTS OF GRANT1-256
ADDITIONAL CHARTERS257- 362
ABSTRACT OF GRANT CHARTERS NOT PRINTED363-496
INDEX OF PERSONS497-570
INDEX OF PLACES571-597

ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME THREE.

Charter by King William the Lion to Gilbert, Earl of Strathern, of the lands of Kinveachie, circa 1180between pp. lx and 1
Charter by King William the Lion, confirming gift by Gilbert, Earl of Strathern, to Gilchrist his son, of the lands of Kinveachie and Glencarnie, 16th April, circa 1205lx and 1
Charter by King Alexander the Second confirming the same gift, 12th February [1220-6]2 and 3
Charter by Alan Durward to Sir Gilbert of Glenkerny of the half of Tulachfyny in Mar, circa 12564 and 5
Charter by John Prat to Sir Robert le Grant of the lands of Olonmanache, circa 12584 and 5
Charter by King Alexander the Third, confirming a gift by Sir John Prat to Gilbert of Glennegerin, younger, and Marjory his spouse, of the lands of Daltuly, 14th August [1267]6 and 7
Charter by Gilbert, third Lord of Glenkerny, to his eldest son, Gilbert, of the lands of Gerbothy, 2d February 12806 and 7
Charter by Gilbert of Glencarny to Duncan of Feryndrawcht of the east davoch of Conynges [1281-1298]8 and 9.
Charter by John Randolph, Earl of Moray, to John the Grant, of the land of Dovely and keepership of the Castle of Tarnaway, 1st April 13468 and 9
Charter by Patrick the Grant, Lord of Stratherrick, to his son-in-law, William Pylche, of Kildreke and Glenbeg [1357-1362]10 and 11
Charter by King David the Second to Gilbert of Glencarnie, of the barony of Glencarnie; 18th January [1362]12 and13
Letters under the Privy Seal of King David the Second, prohibiting Robert, son of Duncan of Athole, from wasting the lands of Glencarnie, 20th April [1366]12 and 13

SIGNATURES - Woodcuts of:

John Stewart, Earl of Athole, 1597297
Lady Mary Ruthven his Countess, 1597297
James Prymrois, Clerk to the Privy Council of Scotland, 1615316
James Lord Stewart of Newtoun, late Chancellor of Scotland, 1586 (subscribed, `James Lord Chanciller`)400


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