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This text is called the “Tullochgorm Text” because it was rediscovered in 2015
by Patrick Grant, Chieftain of the Grants of Tullochgorm, amongst his archives. 
Page numbers appear at the beginning of the relevant page in the original. For the sake of clarity I have put them [in bold]. “Chapter” numbers are identified in italics. Both of these are in the original.

It will be seen that within the text are several mutually exclusive dating claims. Thus in one paragraph it claims that this is being written in 1770 (p.53), while in a later paragraph it refers to 1792 (p.59). Later still, (p84), Sophia Grant is referred to as “as yet unmarried” - while we know that she died in 1772.

Editorial interpolation is identified by square brackets, which includes some items of indecipherable writing.

ACG March 2016

An Account of the Root, Rise and Offspring of the Name of Grant.
transcribed from an old MS

[1] There was a certain Prince came out of Asia, about the year 600, was named Wodine which name to this day with Norway Chronologies signifies Prince or great a man for Heathenish practices, piety and bodily strength renowned as much as any in his time. His piety occasioned his being worshipped under the name of Mercurius, and because the Romans called the fourth day of the week Dies Mercurii, therefore was this day in Norway language, Oudinsdagh, and in the English and Scotch Wednesday.

[2] His bodily strength occasioned his being called a Giant, and the tradition among some of the name of Grant says that there were three Giants remarkable in the world; one called Coll or Fin o’ Cuil of whom the Macdonalds in Scotland are descended; the second called Formid o’ duine, of whom the name of Cambell or clan chuin is descended, and there amongst others who are descended of Wodine the name of Grant, who to this day are called Slich o’ dine, that is the offspring of Wodine, hence Siol o’ dine, finn o’ cuil agus Formid o’ duiner.

Wodine coming to Norway was in wonderful account, and building there a great City there in the province of [?Julinan?], called it [3] after his own name Oudensay, which it retains to this day. The old Saxons had Wodine in no less account, not only boasting of him as their progenitor, but also esteeming as God to whom they offered in sacrifice all their prisoners of war as a testimony of their esteem and thankfulness for their success in wars, and it was their constant practice before their engagement in battle to make their address by prayer to Wodine for favour and success.

The Danish records bear that Harold the first King of Norway did offer in sacrifice to Wodine two of his sons in hopes to obtain Victory over Harald King of Denmark.

Wodine was married to Freia, and for [4] her husband’s esteem she is worshipped under the name of Venus: and amongst the Danes, Scotch, and English, the sixth day, after Freia, is called Friday.

Wodine had seven sons with his Wife Freia, who became so many Princes of great note in the World. England being then, divided into many Principalities, several of Wodine’s Sons reigned therein till about the year 800 after Christ; and History informs us that the true old Saxons do acknowledge and own Wodine for their progenitor.

Wodine’s Sons, were known in the world with the mark of a corned crown, so that the eldest Prince had one Crown in his coat of [5] Arms, and the 2nd had two Crowns, the 3rd son prince had three Crowns, and so to the seventh.

2nd Cagles, or Cassars, was sixth Son of Wodine, and as being so he had for his distinction’s sake six crowns in his Coat pointing forth his being the 6th son and prince descended from Woodine and all descended of Cagles did bear six crowns after him. Cagles after long and honourable life died about the year 650.

3rd Jofa lineally descended of Cagles (it is true there are some who assert that there are some progenitors betwixt Jofa and Cagles but all declare also that Jofa is the heir of line) behaved so nobly that about the year 675 he was created King of East Angles, England being then divided into [6] several Principalities which had several Princes; he was of a great account in the world and in a good old age died about the year 740.

4th Hacken, son of Jofa, King of East Angles, married Suansulla daughter to Suenarnian alias Hamar, son to Esmon King of Norway: the confusions in England, and Hacken’s alliance occasioned his coming to Norway, where he is held in great repute and reckoned a valiant champion; he purchases and is created Lord of Urie in Norway, and begets a Son with his Lady Suansulla, whom he named Grotgart.

5th Grotgart, Lord of Ury in Norway, lived in great grandeur and begat Hacken [7] about the year 820. There were several confusions about this time in Norway, for in the year 800 began the first King to reign in Norway, these confusions hastened Grotgart’s days, and is succeeded by his son Hacken the Second.

6. Hacken, the second of that name, Lord of Ury, a man wise and valiant and in great esteem with Harald King of Norway, Hacken being married to Astred, Earl of Hardeck’s daughter, begat several hopeful children with her, the representative of which he named Sigort; at length by the esteem in which he was held with Harold, he was created Earl of Trondelagen in Norway - he kept a great [8] court all his days and died about the year 890, and was succeeded by his son Sigort.

7. Sigort, Earl of Trondelagen and Lord of Ury in Norway, was honourably married and begat a son whom he named Hacken, the third of that; as this great Earl’s esteem was much envied, so at length he was under the silence of night burned and consumed by his unnatural bastard brother, which cruel fratricide was hotly pursued and duly revenged by his

8. Son Hacken the third of that name, Earl of Trondelagen, was born about the beginning of the Ninth Century, he was one of the most renowned men in the Kingdom for strength, courage, and conduct; once unarmed meeting with some of his greatest [9] envying enemies, and particularly moved with the thoughts of his father’s death, he was so strong as to have pulled a big tree out of the root (that being the first weapon that came in his way) and lifting the same on his shoulders, did fiercely pursue and utterly destroy some of his enemies there, the account of his strength was so universally spread, and now with this gigantic action so signalised, that he was called Hacken Grant, which in Latin language is Grandis, and in the Scotch and English great, and all descended of this Hacken are still called Grants. His successors after him did bear two strong men with standing trees as supporters, with this motto [10] “Stand fast” - importing his faithfulness and fast standing in the great trust committed to him, which we shall hear anon. -

Hacken bore in his coat of arms an ax with the edge of it pointing at the face of a rampant, declaring his strong courage and power against his fiercest enemies. Hacken’s conduct and courage was not a whit inferior to his strength and greatness, and therefore he was chosen and appointed Protector of the Kingdom of Norway during the minority of the young King; in which great trust and honourable station he behaved so wonderfully well as to have pleased both King and Kingdom, and his posterity for some generations [11] lived in deservedly great esteem there, still called Grants, Grandis in Latin and great in the English, and in the Irish Moar, which occasioned the conjecture of those called by the name of Moirs to be Grants.  Hacken was no less zealously forward for religion than he was esteemed for conduct; he was a Heathen, and worshipped the image of his predecessor Wodine; to Wodine did Hacken the Protector build a Temple, but also his zeal went such a length as to have offered in sacrifice to Wodine his eldest Son Erling, a hopeful youth 11 years of age and banished his second when disowning this worship.

Hacken Grant, Lord Protector of [12] Norway, was honourably married, and begat 5 sons. their names are Erling, the eldest, but sacrificed when 11 years of age in favour of his progenitor Wodine; Hemming, the 2nd son and representative married to Tora, daughter to the King of Denmark, of whom the name of Grant is descended; Svenda is the third son and married to Ingary, daughter Claus King of Sweden of whom are descended the two families of Breide in Holstein and the prince of Cimberne in Germany descended. Hacken was the name of the 4th son was married to Helene, Daughter to the Earl of Darby in England; and Peter, begotten in fornication, [13] was his fifth son, he was steward to the King of Denmark.

At this time the late confusions arising through Charles the great and V his attempts against the King and Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway, were not fully composed, and as there were several bickerings so there was some grounds of a treaty and union between the three Kingdoms of Denmark Norway and Sweden; so Hacken the protector was in great and deserved repute with them all, and by their compliments conferred they signalized the same, for Hacken Grant, the protector, did still bear six crowns in his Coat of Arms, evidencing his descent from Cagles the sixth Son and Prince descended from Wodine [14] yet now as a testimony of their respect for Hacken he was favoured with a crown from each of these Kings, and therefore Hacken Grant, the Protector, and all his successors have their Coat of Arms as follows: - three cornered Crowns, and the other three are in the arms of the kingdom of Denmark and Norway to this day, also two great men with their tries supporting the Crowns, with the motto “Stand fast”, is given as a testimony from the King to Hacken of his faithfulness and conduct, as well as success in the discharge of his trust, to which he stood close and fast notwithstanding of the great opposition he met with.

[15] But as this deservedly great Prince had his admirers so he wanted not his envyers. Once being at his diversion the treacherous villain Formid Carcart, his own Servant, unexpectedly fell on and murdered him about the year 980. Hacken who thus lived in splendour and greatness, was the progenitor of the Grants. The Norway chronology, written in the Latin tongue does insist on this point both as to Prince Wodine and Protector Hacken. Of this Hacken are the two lines following recorded, pointing out the origin of the name of Grant.

Hacken erat Grandis, Dani fuit ille Protector
Hinc Grantes Rowin Fingone Gregorius Orti.
Englished by some as follows:
Hacken the great Protector of the Danes,
 [16] Begat Grant, Kinnon, Rowin, Gregory, Thanes.

9. Heming, the Son of Hacken Grant the Protector, so named after Heming, the 5th King of Denmark. This Heming was a man of no less goodness than greatness, being married to Tora, daughter natural to Hacken Adelstein, King of Denmark, who by his care endeavoured to have his family instructed in the Christian Religion, by which means Tora is converted, and by her becoming and engaging behaviour conversation and temper she is made the instrument of Heming Grant’s becoming Christian. This profession however satisfying to Heming and Lady Tora, was so irritating to Hacken Grant his father, that [17] either a renunciation of Christianity or disowning as son is proposed to Heming to choose for Hacken the Protector was so addicted to his Heathenish Religion and idolatrous esteem and worship of his old progenitor Wodine, that to revolt from his opinion was deadly sin and unpardonable crime in his posterity.

Now the alternative being proposed and a necessity of a choice being declared, Heming, after serious thoughts, declares that he rather be disowned of his father than of his Saviour, and therefore he is determined to undergo the greatest sufferings rather than renounce the Christian Religion; upon which his heathenish and implacable father, being great in [18] power as well as zealous in Idolatry, procures an order to banish his son Heming, which order had such an effect that good Heming together with his wife and children are oblidged to depart and remove from the Kingdom of Norway and suffer harsh dealings in their exile, so that his Lady Tora died, leaving four sons and two daughters behind her; the daughters were named Astred the eldest and Gurie the youngest, both were honourably married, and from them descended a numerous and noble posterity in Norway, as by the means and education of the daughters was christianly instructed, so that they had a regard and respect [19] for the Religion they did profess, that they caused build two churches with their steeples and all ornaments suitable, within a fathom of each other within nine miles to Christiania in Norway, as yet remarkable and called of Grants, and the parishioners or people about those churches are called in their language Grants ager, that is Grant’s Parishioners.

There were four Sons descended of the worthy and deceased Tora, who continued in exile with their father Heming. The Eldest was Andlaw or Allan Grant, of whom the name of Grant descended; Gregory, of whom the name of Macgregorie, [20] of Glensrae are descended in Scotland (save such as alledge themselves to be descended of Gregorius, King of Scotland); Rowin, because he was red haired was third son to Heming, he is the progenitor and representative of the Rowin in Ruthven in Scotland, and was afterwards Earl of Gowrie. Fingone was fourth son to Heming Grant, and of him descended the name of Mac Fingones or McKinnons in Scotland, and to this day there is a warmness of heart entertained between these four names, as being lineally descended from Father Heming.

Heming, being now tired by his exile from his native country and loss of his dear [21] and good lady, resolved to forsake all rather than Christianity; and thus going on as Providence would order their lot, at length Heming, coming to Ireland, was respected suitable to his character is married to Isabella, daughter to the Prince of Dublin of whom he begat several hopeful children.

The Sons of Heming became men of deserved renown in the world, and coming to Scotland did begin to inherit, and to this day do their posterity enjoy their inheritance in Scotland. After a good age Heming died about the 10th Century.

10. Andlaw or Allan Grant, Representative of Heming Grant’s family, a man of desirable accomplishments, [22] is married to Mora daughter of Neil McGregor, a man lineally descended of Gregorius Magnus, King of Scotland. This Andlaw, or as others call him, [Avoldus], was reputed wise and valiant, and at this time Wales, a principality, possessed by the Danes, having rejected the English, calls him to be their King as being of the Royal of Dane, and in banishment in Ireland, till by the actings of Malcolm, King of Scotland, and Edward their King, projects were diverted, as Buchanan in his history more fully narrates, Andlaw or Avolob though thus aspiring, yet fate orders his being [23] married as said to Mora McGregor, with whom as portion or tocher he enjoys and obtains the Barony of Balachastle and Freuchy in Strathspey, and begat hopeful children with her the representative of which is -

11. Patrick Grant of Freuchy and Balachastle born about the year 1020, was honourably married, and begat hopeful children, their representative Allan or [Avolas] was his first born, and three Daughters - their names are Wishilla, the eldest, married to Duncan the second of that name, 88th King of Scotland, in the eleventh century. There was still as yet much of the correspondence [24] and amity maintained betwixt the Norwegians and Grants: on the account of this marriage of King Duncan and Wishilla, Daughter of Patrick Grant of Freuchy & Ballachastle there was a good understanding between the Kingdoms of Scotland and Denmark, till by the barbarous acting of MacPead, Thane of Fife, Duncan is murdered.

Fergusia Grant, 2nd Daughter to Patrick Grant of Freuchy and Ballachastle, was married to Hacken, Prince of Norway; Mora, the third daughter was married to Dunbar, Earl of March; and Colobella the youngest, was married to the progenitor and representative of the Muffats in Scotland.

[25] 12. Allan, only Son to Patrick Grant of Freuchy, succeeded in his Father’s inheritance of Freuchy and Balachastle, a man of aspiring inclinations, particularly zealous for revenging against MacPead, the murder of his brother in law, King Duncan of Scotland. The projects fallen upon to allay Allan’s design against MacPead was to give him in marriage McPead Thane of Fife’s daughter, called Darvagilla, a woman of singular endowments, of whom he begat Sons and one Daughter, named Isabella Grant, married to Bancho Stuart of Lochaber. The eldest son and Representative is called Gregory Grant, the next was Patrick Grant, married to Agnes, daughter [26] to [Ingilram], whose sister Mary was married to Alexander, King of Scotland, and was mother to Alexander the third King of Scotland anno 1239. Lawrence, third Son to Allan Grant, was Bishop of Moray. Robert, fourth Son, was married to Anna Forbes, daughter to Lord Pitsligo; Malcolm or Mitchell Grant, the youngest son, was Lieutenant of North Scotland; he was a man of deserved in the World, and became and now is chief and progenitor of the name Mitchell or Malcolm in Scotland.

13. Gregory Grant, of Freuchy &c &c, born about the year 1200 succeeded his Father in esteem and inheritance [27] about the year 1230, a man of aspiring inclinations and not satisfied with the narrow bounds of Freuchy &c &c, goes to Court, and where his engaging accomplishments being understood, he is by Alexander the 3rd, 95th King of Scotland, Commissioned and appointed Sheriff Principal of Inverness Shire, a post then both great and difficult, yet his conduct and his other perfections gained him a good match and suitable portion, fitting him for the trust committed to him the more for Mary, daughter to Fraser Lord of Lovat, is wedded to him, with whom he inherited the Country of Stratherrick as his tocher. The alliance thus connected (engaged by Grant’s parts and post) confirmed such amity betwixt [28] Lord Lovat and Gregory Grant, they both being the most potent in the shire, that the trust is discharged with great easiness and satisfying to King and Country.

Gregory Grant begat three Sons with his Lady Mary Fraser, daughter to the Lord of Lovat - the Representative is Patrick, and Andlaw or Allan is the 2nd Son to Gregory Grant of Freuchy and Sheriff Principal of Inverness, and Mary, Daughter to Lovat; this Allan is the Representative and Progenitor to the Family of Acharnick, and all descended of him are called to this day Clan Allan - they are computed to come of Grant about the year 1200 – there are several families of note [29] descended of Clan Allan - the principal ones are Grant of Dalnaboe in Strathdown, Grant of Lettoch in Abernethy, Grant of Gartenmore there, Grant sometime of Congas there, Grant of Achterblair in Duthel, Grant of Blairfindy in Glenlivet, Grant of Nevy, Grants of Slich Ian [Douy] &c.

Lucas, third Son of Grant, was ordinarily called Keran or Kiar, because of his grim or grey colour or hue, is the representative of the family of Achnarrow - now Delachaple in Strathspey, and all descended of him are called Clan Cheran, the principal families are Grant, sometime ago in Glenbeg - Grant Slich Ian [icohon] in Kirktown [30] of Inverallan - Grant of Branchell in Dallas.

At length after living many days in great esteem, Gregory is succeeded by -

14. Patrick Grant of Freuchy and Ballachastle, Sheriff Principal of Inverness, about the year 1200 - a man of no less valuable accomplishments than his progenitors, and wanted only opportunity to extend his grandeur and aspiring mind, which at length by a good he obtained, for at this time the surname of Cumming was strong and numerous in Scotland, particularly Lord of Glenchernick, leaving one daughter called Bigla, whom he tenderly loved, left her as heretrix of Glenchernick and representative of his family, and entrusted [31] her under the tuition of some of the most special trustees of his name, both for preservation and education, the which trustees with all care imaginable endeavoured to discharge the trust committed to them, and, to facilitate the same, did build underground some little mansion for her and her governess, where she remained for some time, because of the alarming account of having her stolen and married to another but a Cumming. Patrick Grant, being well accomplished and duly respected, is advised by his friends to use methods for obtaining Bigla in marriage, and that the matter of the contiguity of the Lordship of Glenchernick to the Barony [32] of Freuchy and Balachastle, which, if both united, would make him great and considerable in means and fortune, as well as in parts and esteem. At length Patrick’s perfections do so engage little Lady Bigla that, without consent of friends, she is married to him, and by her he purchased the great county of Glenchernick, and strong envy of the Cummings; yet the enjoyed satisfaction did encourage under any attempts of the latter, and therefore he lived comfortably with his little Lady (for she was very low of stature), and begat one daughter, whom he named Marjory, or Maud, whom he left heretrix of his fortune, and then died in a good old age.

[33] 15. Marjory, or Mauld, daughter and representative of Grant, was left by Patrick heretrix of Freuchy, Stratherrick, and Glenchernich, to the tuition of his nearest friends, with this mandate, that whoever should be joined in marriage to her should of necessity be of the name of Grant.

About this time Andrew Stuart, Sheriff of Boot, a young man of deserved renown, pursuing his fortune, coming to Balachastle and visiting the heretrix, their affections are so mutually engaged, that they consent & promise marriage. The frequency and familiarity of the young courtier Andrew Stewart in Ballachastle, occasioned among the friends a supposition of [34] marriage intrigues, and little time after did confirm them so as to become incensed and irritated against him. Andrew Stewart is at length in great friendship with the Baron of Dowan (a place scarce half a mile’s distance from Freuchy), and by this Baron’s persuasion and advice, there is a cave made underground and as yet remaining, and where the young courtier is obliged, to live for some time, for fear of his life, for all the name of Grant are dissatisfied with the match; but yet the affection and inclination of the heiress was such that by projects and stratagems both Andrew and Marjory do meet, and he begets her with child. Yea, after some time she goes away and remains in the [35] cave of Clash Downan, with her gallant, till by proxies matters came to the pitch of a treaty, which is that upon condition that this Andrew Stewart should change his name, and be called Andrew Grant; then, and in that case, friends would consent to the marriage. The proposal heard did soon find a satisfying answer from both. At length Andrew Stuart and the heiress of Grant being solemnly married about 1210. They lived quietly and comfortably together for many years, in the same account with their predecessors; yet the Cummines of Glenchernick wanted not envy of their happiness nor a resentment of their heiress Bigla’s marriage.

Andrew Stuart, alias Grant, begat a son [36] and one daughter with his Lady Marjory Grant; the son and representative is called Patrick, and the daughter Mary, who at length is married to Lord Lovat, her cousin; with her he got restored the Lands of Stratherrick and the amity still subsisted betwixt the family of Lovat and Grant. At length Andrew Stuart alias Grant dying is succeeded by his son

16. Patrick Grant commonly called Patrick Beg Mac Mauld because he was Marjory’s Son and of low stature; he was a Man of good esteem in the world, enjoying the honour & inheritance of his father, as being Sheriff Principal of Inverness-shire, heir of Freuchy, Ballachastle, and Glenchernick, [37] he is married to Bathia McDonald, Daughter to the Earl of Ross with whom he begat one son named John. The envied greatness fomented with the malicious designs of the Cumings induced Patrick Grant to call for his friends and proposed his mind as follows:

“I find I am surrounded at Ballachastle by a number of petty Barons. I find the Cummings at a misunderstanding with me and irritated against me. I find some grounds of necessity to dispense with the lands of Stratherrick to satisfy my brother in law Lord Lovat in his tocher, and 1 find a remedy for, all these my straights, which is, that you, my friends, do unanimously resolve to sell off your [38] possessions in Stratherrick and with me come and purchase an inheritance in Strathspey; by which means we are not only united among ourselves, but will also be capable to defend against, yea and be formidable to the envying Cummings."

Which proposal had such an effect on all the Laird of Grant’s friends that they all unanimously resolve to sell their possessions to Lord Lovat and accompany their chief to Balachastle and Strathspey where they purchase land, which they called after their old possessions in Stratherrick which continue the same to this day, such as Garten, Archnarrow, and the like. Leaving Stratherrick, Patrick Laird of Grant with followers [39] to the number of 16 came to Strathspey about the year 1250 where they inherit to this day.

The most & as yet remaining Gentlemen who came with the Laird of Grant and inheriting in Strathspey are Clan Allan who purchased and inherited the Barony of Downan now properly belonging to the Laird which because of its contiguity to the Barony of Freuchy was complemented by Achernick to the Laird of Grant; and my information bears that the Barony of Downan still holds of Achernick. The next was Clan Cheran who purchased and inherited the lands of Achnarrows near Downan in Parish of Cromdale which they inherited for many [40] years.

Duncan Carrach was next and his representative came to Dellachaple & his two Sons Lucas Lia and Amphra Buy, that is gray haired Luky, and yellow-haired Humphrey were with all their posterity called Slich ile Charrich, the most remarkable and principal of these Slich ile Chanick are Mac Finlay More in parish of Abernethy and Donald More, Boatman of Ballafurth, their first and principal seat of old was Lettoch of Abernethy, there are not wanting who inform that Duncan Carrach had two sons of whom  Lucas Lia the eldest, are descended the Clan Cheran and Humphrey is the progenitor of the Slich ile Carrich.

The next followers of the Laird of Grant was Evan Dornock so called [41] because strong heaved or handed and those descended of him are called Slich Evan Dornock, their principal representatives are those called MacRoberts in Strathspey and one John Catanach a servant who lived long among the Clan Chatan, their seat of old, was the Barony of Lettoch and Culcroichmore in the Parish of Cromdale. He was called Baron Proiss, and his posterity was also called Slich Baron Proiss. The next was called John Riach, so called because of his grim and marled hue or colour - those descended of him are there called Riachs and are termed as yet Slich Ian Riach. They have a desk in the Church of Inverallan of an old standing, but they are for the most part extinct except those found in Strathaven. [42] There were several other followers whose names have so worn that I cannot mention them here.

Thus Patrick with his friends being fully settled in Strathspey, was capable of defending or offending as occasion offered: yet however well circumstanced as to the valour and number of his friends, the rancour of his enemies still continued and he was at length most cruelly murdered by them in the following manner. While he was on a visit to the Baron of Kincairn, a barbarous crew of the most remarkable of these Cummings surround and cruelly put to death the Laird of Grant; at which [43] horrid action the country of Strathspey being alarmed they pursued the Cummings who, finding themselves overpowered, hastened to possess the kirk of Kincairn, for every Church in these times was a sanctuary and city of refuge from the avenging foe. The Grants finding that the Cummings made for the Church are put to a stand what to do, being straitned to shed blood in a Sanctuary on the one hand, and suffering their Chieftain’s blood to be shed unrevenged on the other hand; yet the latter so prevailed that no place would secure the murderers.

At length one of the name of Grant effectuates the affair and eases his mind as to [44] the shedding of blood in a Sanctuary by falling on the following stratagem - he takes and fires a spunk on the point of his arrow, and shoots it at the roof of the Church, which being all thatched with heath soon kindles in blaze and utterly consumed the church and all the Cummings within it except one big man commonly called from his stature Cumminach More who by swiftness of foot makes his escape, till at length being overtaken by one of the family of Slich ile Charrich, his head with a blow of a two edged sword is severed from his body, which sword to this day lies in representative of Clan Cheran’s house. Thus Patrick being hastened [45] to Eternity by premature death is succeeded by his son.

17. John Grant of Freuchy and Balachastle, Sheriff Principal of Inverness; he was a man of good accomplishments, yet wanted not his infirmities, being after his father’s death about Ballachastle, in the year 1300, begat with child a young woman about the family (or as some say his Lady’s maid) which proving a son is called Duncan; this is the Progenitor of the House of Gartenbeg, and all descended of him are called Clan Donachy, of these there are several families in Strathspey, the most remarkable are Grant of Inverlaidnan, Grant of Dalrachny in Duthel.

[46] John, Laird of Grant is married to Florence McLean, daughter to the Laird of McLean, of her he begat one son. The Laird, harboured a just resentment against the Cummings in revenge of his father’s death, yet his enmity to them did not prevent him from indulging in visits of diversion; being once lodging in Barron Lamb’s who lived in Tullochcarron, in the Parish of Inveraven, he begets the baron’s daughter (or as others say his wife) with child of a son whom he called Patrick, after his father; he is the progenitor or first man of the House of Tullochgorm and all descended of him are called Clan Phadrich, that of all the tribes and families of the name of Grant [47] sticks closest to his Duchus or Inheritance of his Father which is more than any other name can say. For although Tullochgorm be but a Daugh of land, yet for several hundred years as yet the heads do inherit though there were several superiors. The families descended of Clan Phadrich are Milntown of Duthel, Grant of Inverlochy, Grant of Glenlochy in Strathavon, John Grott in Caithness and as some say, Grant of Crichy in Banffshire.

There being an implacable running in the veins of the Cummings of Glenchenick against the Grants ever since the marriage of Heretrix Bigla, John Laird of Grant falls on project to procure their favour [48] and subjection to himself, which is as follows: that his father-in-law McLean should seize and carry away all the cattle, by way of hership, from the Cummings of Glenchernick, and drive them away, until the Laird of Grant would be seen in person to turn them. At length the cattle are all away, and the plundered Cummings notwithstanding the feuds between them and the Laird of Grant, come and make their address to him in humble manner, beseeching him to rescue the spoil, and seize on robbers; and upon that they should all their days subject themselves under his power, with which humble entreaty the Laird of Grant is prevailed upon to follow and turn the spoil, which when the McLeans beheld, one by chance one of them not [49] being privy to what had passed between his master and the Laird of Grant bent his bow at a venture and unfortunately hit John Laird of Grant in the anckle, which wounded him so severely that he bled to death - and was buried in Forritun, in the Parish of Duthel, remarked with a large Cairn of Stones, called after the Laird of Grant’s name, Carn Ian Ruay. After the Laird of Grant’s death the Cummings had their cattle returned, but MacLean as so grieved as to have immediately erected a gallows and hanged the perpetrator of the deed in presence of all the people in testimony of friendship and esteem received Grant’s sword, vowing both strictly, that while these two families remained in world, they should exchange swords, by giving the [50] defunct’s sword to the survivor, which custom is ever since religiously performed between the families of Grant and McLean.

Thus John Laird of Grant being removed, is survived by one son named Duncan and the progenitors of Clan Dunachy and Clan Phadrich: between these two families and tribes there was such a strict union declared, that whoever of them should violate the name should be stigmatized with the following curse “Sit ulula inter aves et fucus inter apes” - “Let him be as an owl among the birds and a drone among bees”; it was observed till of late that two familiars followed these two tribes - the one following Clan Dunachy, called Bottach [Churstam] and the little spirit following Tullochgorm, called Meg Molach or Phronach, a little hairy creature in the shape of a child - the little familiar [51] spirit followed the family and served for a great drudge to them, till by the blessing of God since the more pure preaching of the Gospel and reformation from
Popery, the same is altogether invisible and extinct.

18. Duncan Grant, of Freuchy and Balachastle, was as yet Sheriff Principal of Inverness-shire, is married to the Laird of McIntosh’s daughter, who continued many years childless. It at length pleased God that she conceived and was in due time found to be in labour of twins; at length after some labour, one of the children’s appears to the world, which after the Midwife perceived, she ties a red ribbon as a sign about the arm of the child, and after long labour, the hand of the child disappears and the other is fully born. After the midwife and the attending women were pretty well refreshed they disputed which of the twins should be [52] deputed representative till it is settled by the father’s determination in favour of the first born who as portion is to get Ballachastle and the other Ballendalloch to the other, so that he became the representative of that family about the year 1320, a family of esteem inferior to none in that shire according to his quality; of him are descended several families. Those principally remarked are Grant of Kirdals, Grant of Dalvey now  Dunlugas, Grant of Delay, Grant of Delmore, Grant of Tomavoulin, the present Grants of Rothiemaise being the sixth in succession from them of Dalvey and one of them named John the first married to Grant of [Achernichty] daughter  the second to Duff or Drumminer  the third to Grant of Blairfindie’s eldest daughter the fourth  married to Doctor [53] Leithalls to fifth to [...] the heiress of Rothiemaise the sixth and present Rothiemaise married the eldest daughter and heiress of Leith of [Kinguidy]  in the parish of Beauly. Grant of Dallas, Brackley (and as is reported, Grant of Crichy) also Grant of Tulloch in Abernethy.

Nota: The eldest line of this late and honourable family of Ballendalloch is now extinct to one man viz the present Patrick Grant of Leslie now of Bruchoyne and the first and nearest branch of kin lies in Robert Grant of Delmore and his sons. Grant of Tamore is also of the Ballendalloch House as is Grant of Deskie with the parsons of Strathaven and Duthil at the time these memoirs were written viz 1770.

In consequence of the dispute before mentioned Ballendalloch entertained pretensions [54] to be head of the family of Grant which continued several generations, till the time of Ludovick Grant in anno 1688. The names of the aforesaid twins were - John, the eldest, and representative of the family; and Patrick the progenitor of Ballindalloch. After many years dying is succeeded by

19. John Grant of Freuchy and Ballachastle; a man of good accomplishments. He was red-haired, and had skill in poetry, procured for him the name of Bard Roy, that is red poet or Bard; he was married to Lilias, Daughter to the Earl of Huntley, and begat one Son with her about the year 1350, whom he named John, and soon after died. 

20. John Grant of Ballachastle being, when minor, left fatherless, is tutored by his [55] uncle Patrick of Ballendalloch, and educated by his grandfather, the Laird of McIntosh. Ballendalloch, now being tutor to the Laird of Grant, is prompted to entertain and with his might maintain that he had as good a right is his brother had to be the representative and Laird of Grant, and having his encouragers as well as a great opportunity, he comes and lives in Ballachastle, by means and suitable disobligements the minor and righteous heir is altogether discouraged (for Ballendalloch’s having now all the power as tutor, is for a long time here much favoured by Country), which, when the heir’s grandfather the Laird of McIntosh perceived, he calls for him, and bringing him to Dunachten, and sees carefully to his maintenance and education. After he arrived to years of discretion and [56] past his minority, his grandfather causes him to visit the country, and invited all the Gentlemen to a hunting day. Their first visit was to the Baron of Kincairn’s house, and among their frolicks, its proposed to the Baron to permit his daughter to bed with the young squire that night, which, in as rash a manner, the Baron allowed, and regardless of shame or sin they are both permitted to sleep together that night and he begets her with child. The young woman and her father next morning  are grieved for their inconsiderate conduct the young laird in order to bring them into good humour promises with the consent of his grandfather, that if she proved with child of male he should be called John, and should have Glenmoriston [57] for a Patrimony.

The following day McIntosh, and his grandchild, being visited and conveyed by all the country, was at last noticed by Ballendalloch the tutor and is invited to Ballachastle. Then passing sometime in diversion the youth of the country are so taken with him that he is not only owned as the righteous heir, but it also proposed to civilly desire the tutor to remove, and if needs to eject him.

Ballendalloch, suspecting the friendship of the country (by reason of some misunderstanding between him and the same, since his becoming factor), thinks fit to remove for a short time; which, when the youth of the country perceived, they did not only prevail on the young man to stay in, but kept the house & by force discharged Ballindalloch from [58] ever after entering therein, which, when he perceived, he is prevailed upon to return though discontented, to Ballindalloch, and the young laird now enjoys his lands and freedom without controul.

In due time the Baron of Kincairn’s daughter is delivered of a male child to the Laird of Grant, whom he calls John and being of high stature he is called Ian More. He was a fierce and rude sort of man, and is the Progenitor of the family of Glenmoriston; he was born about the year 1400. There were several families descended of this John More, and it is observable that in all of them there is something of their fatherly strain.

The principal families come of Glenmoriston are Grant of Carron for once John More in his [59] visits begets Nick-allen, Daughter to a Gentleman in Strathaven, with child, of a boy who became the Progenitor  Carron’s family. James, commonly called James na Duim, was remarkable for his constant vexation of Ballendalloch and the dexterity and stratagem he displayed in his numerous enterprises of depradations &c. He was also reported to be well skilled in the art of magic, little inferior to Doctor Faustus in the practice of that science.

Grant of Culchoich is descended of Glenmoriston, this last family spring from the Grants of Wester Elchies who enjoyed that estate till sold in **** (this respectable family is in 1792 represented by William Grant of Richmond in Jamaica). Grant of [60] Achinmonie in Urquhart, Grant of Inverurie on Avonside, Grant of Aviemore and Lynchurn in Glenchernick are all descended from John More.

John Grant being now secure is married to Janet Leslie, daughter to the Earl of Rothes, of whom he begat 3 Sons and one Daughter, the representative is called James, commonly Na Creach, the second is called John, he is the Progenitor of the family of Corriemonie, of whom several other families are descended, such as Grant of Shugly in Urquhart Parish &c..

The Laird of Grant’s third Son, is the progenitor of the family of Bonachard near Perth; after John’s death he is succeeded by his son.

[61] 21. James na creach or Jacobus Rapinorum, for his attempts and success in plundering. He was a man most remarkable in the world for great and desperate attempts; he was married to Barbara daughter to the Earl of Mar, of whom he begat a son and a daughter. The daughter, called Annie, married to Cameron of Locheil, & is mother to the representative of that family. His son was called John, James Na Creagh’s only sister was married to Gordon of Brackly, on Deeside. He was remarkable in avenging his brother-in-law’s death, occasioned as follows. Gordon, Baron of Brackly, by some fatality being murdered by the country people about him, his friends made their address and complaint to his chieftain, [62] the Earl of Huntly. The Earl of Huntly’s slackness in avenging his kinsman’s death occasioned the proverb, “If ever I kill a man he shall be a Gordon,” for its observed that they are not busy in avenging their kinsmen’s quarrel. At length the Baron’s friends make their address and complaint to Shamus na creach, the Laird of Grant, who being exasperated at the account undertakes to avenge: forthwith a party of men beginning at the upper end, destroy and slay all the men of the country in revenge of Brackly’s murder.

The Earl of Huntly, prompted by James na creach’s forwardness, joins in the slaughter. The next day as Huntly was viewing the slain he occasionally finds a great [63] number of orphans whose parents had been killed the day before. The Earl, moved with compassion, ordered such as were most lively to be carried away to his Castle in Strathbogie, to the number of 3 or 4 score of them, and commanded to make a long trough of Wood, in which such provision as was thought convenient was put, and the poor orphans sitting in a row each side of the trough & ate what was bestowed on them. Once James na creach visiting the Earl is by way of pastime, invited by him to go see the little ones dining and lobbing at their trough, with such admirable fancy was he taken that anon saying, “My Lord, I was as forward as you in the destruction of their fathers, and it is as reasonable that I be a sharer in the preservation of [64] their children”, therefore sweeping away one side of the sitters about the trough, ordered them away to Strathspey and maintained there. Such of those that were brought in Strathspey are called Grants and such as lived in Huntley’s land were called Gordons and some times Sangsters, and to this day they are called Slich na [mars], ie trough men. There are several families of the Slich na mars in Strathspey, such as McFinlay Roys in Cuilcoich Beg, and McJameses in Inverallan Parish.

It is observable of James na creach being once maliciously set against a certain gentleman who dreaded bodily harm from him. This Gentleman so prevailed as to have James na creach cited to Edinburgh to sell law burrows, which citation when James had [65] doggedly obeyed and oblidged himself under one thousand merks to do that Gentleman no harm. At length having settled his affairs at Edinr be accidentally meets with him on the street, and he accordingly crying says, “Sir, I shall now alike with you, for I know the price of your head now;" with which words he so severely laid on the Gentleman as to have occasioned his death. This James na creach, living a hectoring sort of life, died about the year 1480.

22. John Grant, son to James na creach, succeeded. He was commonly called John Roy, because he was red-haired. A man of good accomplishments, he was married to *** Stewart, daughter to the Earl of Athole, of whom he begat 4 sons and 3 daughters. [66] The eldest Son he called Duncan, he is the heir and representative of the family; Patrick is the second Son, he is the Progenitor of Easter Elchies, of whom several other families are descended, such as James Grant of Achanile in Strathdown, and others not so lawfully descended. The son is Mr James Grant, Laird of Maynes, of whom Logie in Ardclach is descended, and Robert the progenitor of Grant of Lurg, is descended. The names of the Laird of Grant’s daughters are Isabella, the eldest, who died unmarried; Catharine, the second, was married to Colin McKenzie, the Laird of Kintail, he is the Chieftain of that name, and is now called Seaforth, and Mary the youngest was married to Leslie of Abergeldie.

[67] John Roy, after many days of contentment and satisfaction, is left disconsolate through the death of his Lady, but after some time he is again married, to Isabel Barcly Daughter to the Baron of Towie of whom he begat one son called Archibald, who is the Progenitor of the family of Ballintomb in Knockando. Of this family there are several others sprung; the most remarkable are Sir James Grant of Cullen, heir and Representative of the family whose heir and representative is Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk; Grant of Arndilly; Grant of Ruthrie; Grant sometime of Allachy, whose daughter he bestowed his substance upon and married her to Duff of Keithmore, of whom he begat Duff, Laird of Dipple, and Duff of Craighhouse; there is also Grant of [68] Bogindie, descended of Allachy, he being a Bastard son of his.

About this time there came 2 brothers out of Athole, as is supposed, to shelter themselves under the protection of the laird of Grant. By virtue of his being married to **** Stewart, Earl of Athole’s daughter, these two brothers lived long in the body of Abernethy. Both were skilful tradesmen. The one was a turner, and all descended of him are called Slick an Durner, or Turners; the other was a forger or blocker of the metal for turning of wood, and all descended of him are called Forgers, in the Irish Slick an [...] ie the posterity of Forgers. There are several honest families descended from these [69] bretheren in the country of Abernethy in Strathspey who are as respectable to the Laird as the natives. The principal families are Correchilly, Altcharan, McIan [vigi] in the braes of [Glasiack], and some time ago there being one Stewart of Little Wells in Athole visiting the Laird of Grant, and staying for some time in the country, there being also one of the name of Stewart, Bailiff to the Laird of Grant then in Cromdale, both being pretty social comrades indeed all the Slick Durners and Forgers, considering that they came out of Athole, to call themselves Stewarts, which name they now currently retain. They are an honest sort of people.

John Roy, being now an old Man, waxed dim in his sight & became wholly blind he is succeed his son,

[70] 23. Duncan Grant the Representative commonly called Duncan Chiush, because he delighted in fir trees and hunting. A man not so polite as his progenitors, he was married to the Laird of McIntosh’s daughter, of whom he begat 2 sons, John and Patrick. John Roy being as yet in life, Duncan Chuish with his Lady lived and died in Culnakile, his son Patrick is the representative of Rothemurchus, his Patrimony was the lands of Mugrach in Inverallen and Balnespick in Badenoch, both being kirklands and purchased as follows. The Castle of Mucherach was built in 1595.

There was a notable villain living in Knockando, called John du Garve, who maintained a mortal hatred and prejudice against Achernick, and not finding an opportunity nor power to exercise the [71] same, it came to pass some time thereafter, that there was a Priest living in Duthel, betwixt whom and Achernick there passed such dry words, that in the Miln of Duthel Achernick was heard and found to say, in his wrath, that he should be alike with the Priest and it came to pass that within a few days after these words were spoken, the Priest of Duthel was found murdered & dead in his own house. The Bishop & Clergy being informed, there is a great noise and search for the actor, but after all there was nothing found out, but that some days previously the Priest’s murder, Achernick is heard to threaten him, and therefore by a maxim in law, Dammum Militatum et malum secutem, they oblidge to apprehend Achernick and carry [72] him to the dark prison of Spynie where he lay in chains for several months, till by the obnoxious airs of prison, weight of the chains, and discouragement, he becomes deadly sick and dies in the prison.

The Laird of Grant, taking to heart the bad usage of his kinsman, & does pursue. Now it came to pass about the same time, that John du Garve, the villain in Knockando is apprehended for theft, and condemned to be hanged, who, among other things in a penitent manner, confessed after some time, that he was the man who murdered the priest of Duthel, not out of any ill will to the Priest but hatred to Achernick, whom he [73] knew to have threatened the Priest of Duthel. The declaration and confession being duly heard, and circumstances fully examined into to the conviction of all, its found that John Du was the Priest’s murderer, and that Achernick did only threaten. However, the Laird pursues the clergy for his kinsman’s usage, & to satisfy the Laird of Grant they thought fit to give him the Lands of Mugerach and Balnespick, which to this day holds of the church, and was given in Patrimony to Duncan Chuish’s second Son, who is the Representative of Rothiemurchus. Patrick Grant of Rothiemurchus built the Castle of Mucherach and married *** Gordon, Daughter to the Laird of Eight; with her [74] came one John Cruikshank to Strathspey, who is the Progenitor of the Cruikshanks there to this day, of which there are some families.

24. John, Son to Duncan Chuish, commonly called John of Freuchy, was a man of good and deserved renown in the world for prudence and success in all his undertakings, and therefore was called by way of eminence the wise Laird of Grant. He was married to Lilias Murray, daughter to Tullibardine at which marriage both King and Queen were present. Of her, he begat one son and four daughters. John the heir, the eldest daughter called Jannet was married to Sutherland of Duffus. Mary, the second daughter, was married to the Laird of Mc Intosh and was mother to his children. Lilias the third [75] was married to James of Balveny. Katherine, the fourth was married to Ogilvy, the Laird of Kincain in Banffshire.

As the Laird of Grant’s ladies as strangers brought some followers to the country as servants Lilias Murray brought one Servant with her, called Colin Lawson, who, because of his low stature, was called Colin beg Lawson, he is the Progenitor of the name of Lawson, in Strathspey; they are ordinarily red haired, the principal Family of them is Lawson of Clashanduan.

John of Freuchy had good success in conquest and purchase of land; he bought Lethen in Nairnshire, Arndilly, and several other inheritances, he died in great repute, much regretted by all who heard of him about the year 1570.

25. John, Laird of Grant and son to [76] John of Freuchy, a man of aspiring inclinations & not contenting himself with living at home, goes and is knighted Sir John. John of Freuchy had good success in buying, but his Sir John, took as much delight in selling of land, and was therefore ordinarily called Sir John sell the land.

He had a natural son called Duncan, who is the representative and progenitor of Clury. About the year 1600 Sir John was married to Mary Ogilvie, daughter to the Earl of Findlater, of whom he begat 8 sons and 3 daughters, whose names and account are as follows:- James is the firstborn and heir; John, 2nd son was tutor to his brother`s children - he was married to *** Sutherland, Daughter to the Laird of [77] Duffus, of whom he begat three daughters, the eldest was married to Fraser of Beladrum; Mary, the 2nd, was married to Patrick of Rothiemurchus; and Anna, the 3rd, was married to William Grant of Delay. Duffus daughter having died, the tutor is married to Sybilla daughter to the Earl of Seaforth, of whom he had no children. The only representative of the tutor of Grant is Robert Grant of Curr. Alexander Grant, fourth Son to the Laird of Grant, was married to Elizabeth Nairn, Daughter to Nairn of Morange, representative of the Baron of Cromdale with whom he begat two daughters, one married to Baillie George Cumming of [Auldtich] and mother to Mrs Grant of Tomore; the other was married to Leslie then of Bodrom and said Elizabeth Nairn married after Alexr. [78] Grant’s death Gordon of [..ieston] in Enzie.

George, fifth Son to the Laird of Grant, was Governor of Dumbarton, and was commonly known by the name of Major George Grant; he was editor to Buchannan, and died unmarried. Robert the sixth son was married to Dunbar, daughter of Binnagefield, of her begat one son called Robert, now of Milltown of Mucherach, and two daughters. Mungo, the Laird of Grant’s seventh son, married to Barbara Gordon, daughter of the Laird of Strathdown, of whom he begat two Sons - John, the eldest, commonly called his heir and eldest son is Mungo Grant of Knockando.

After Barbara Gordon`s decease, Mungo is married to Elizabeth [79] Grant, daughter to John of Gartenmore, of whom he begat two Sons and several Daughters. The eldest Son is Robert Grant of Kinchirdie, in the parish of Duthel.

Thomas, the eighth Son, commonly called Balmakaan, married Mary Campbell & begat with her two sons called Ludovick and Peter whose son and representative is Capt Thomas Grant in Knockanlick, and one daughter called Mary married to Grant of Mullochard whose son is Mr Grant now in Ruthven.

The daughters of Sir John are Mary, the eldest, married to Ludovick, Marquis of Huntley. She is mother to Gordon, and then was married to the Earl of Airly. Margaret, second Daughter, was married to John Mackenzie of Garlock, and she is mother of the representative of that family. Lilias, the youngest, was married to Byres, Laird of Cotts, of whom he begat one Son and Daughter.

[80] Sir John, after living in a Grand stile, being at Edinburgh in defence of his Kinsman Allan of Tulloch, contracts sickness and dyes.

26. James, Laird of Grant, succeeds. A man of good inducements he is married to Mary Stewart, daughter of the Earl of Murray, of whom he begat several children; but the only surviving were two sons and three Daughters, the eldest and representative of Grant is Ludovick, and the youngest is Patrick Grant, who is the head and progenitor of Western Elchies: he was married to Janet Forbes, daughter to Forbes of Newton, of whom he begat one son and a daughter. James Grant, of Western Elchies, is married to Ogilvie, daughter to Kincairn; and the daughter, Betty Grant, is yet unmarried.

The daughters of Grant their names and account are as follows: Mary the eldest is married to Ogilvie, Laird of Boyne, and is mother to [81] that family. The second daughter is married to Alexander Hamilton of Haggs; and Margaret, the youngest is married to Roderick Mackenzie of Redcastle; she is mother to that family.

At length James Grant of Grant contracts his last sickness and is buried in the Abbey Church there.
[End of Monymusk text here.]

27. Ludovick Laird of Grant, Sheriff Principal of Inverness succeeds at the year 1669, a man of very publick spirit he was married to Janet Brodie only child to the Laird of Lethen. She was a woman much known for piety & prudence of whom he begat 4 sons & 4 daughters.

29. Alexander Grant the Brigadier is heir and representative and married the Earl of Murray’s daughter of whom he had no heirs

28. James Grant second son to Ludovick was married to Anna Colquhoun in 1702 only child of the Laird of Luss of whom he begat several [82] hopeful children & upon the death of the Brigadier became Grant and Laird & had several sons and daughters which shall be narrated hereafter.

George the third son became a major & Governor of Inverness Castle but never married; he purchased the lands of Moy near and died there. The fourth son Lewis became first a major and then a colonel; he purchased the lands of Duniphail and died in America.

The daughters begot betwixt the Laird of Grant and Janet Brodie are Elizabeth the eldest married in the year 1703 to Hugh Rose of Kilravock & chieftain of that name & she is mother to the representative of that family. Anna the second daughter married to Colonel William Grant of Ballindalloch and brother to the Laird of Rothiemurchus. The third daughter to Lord Lovat, mother to the master of that family now [83] Colonel Fraser; the fourth daughter to Mackenzie Laird of Scatwell.

This Sir James Laird of Grant being married to the heiress of Luss as was observed already had by her 5 sons and 5 daughters. The eldest son Humphrey died before marriage whereby

29. Ludovick the second son became Laird and he married first Sir Hugh Dalrymple of North Berwick’s daughter (he being Lord President of the Session) by whom he had one daughter and the mother dying Sir Ludovick married again Lady Margaret Ogilvie the eldest daughter to the Earl of Fndlater by whom he had one son James the best and most temperate and decent Laird of Grant than has been for many years back and married upon Duff of Hatton’s only daughter who has bore him several hopeful children and several [84] daughters fine young ladies as yet unmarried.

The third son of the aforesaid James Laird of Grant is Sir James the present Laird of Luss. Fourth son Colonel Francis married upon an English Lady stays in London. The fifth son Capt Charles of Cobhall in Murray, The daughters of the Laird Sir James are the eldest Jane married to Duff of Braco, now Countess Dowager of Fife. The second married to Sir Harry Innes of Innes, the third unto Alexander Grant (who was a Capt in the Army) of Ballendalloch; the fourth upon Sir Wm Dunbar of Durn and the fifth, Miss Sophia yet unmarried tho’ not the youngest of the said Daughters.

30. James the present worthy representative of that ancient and honourable family resides at Castle Grant. He is married to Duff of Hatton’s only daughter, a lady [85] whose amiable conduct and oblidging disposition endears her in a peculiar manner to all her numerous friends and acquaintances.

Their issue are:


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