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GRANTS of Glen Moriston, Inverness Scotland to NY to Glengarry Ontario

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Re: GRANTS of Glen Moriston, Inverness Scotland to NY to Glengarry Ontario

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Hi All. I have lost track of Cathy Edwards, but feel a need to reply to this posting. The Alexander Grant b. 1756 that she is referring to, is my Alexander Alex Grant who lived to age 95 and died after the Census of 1851. In his WILL he left said Lot 8 Con 4 Indian Lands aka IL to his eldest son Angus Grant b. 1791 d. 1877. Angus' mother was Ann/ Nancy McDonell daughter of Donald McDonell of Scotus b. abt. 1756 d. August 6 1777 at Battle of Oriskany NY during Siege of Fort Stanwix NY. This Donald McDonell was eldest son of Captain KRRNY Spanish John McDonell b. 1728 d. 1810 [buried St Andrews West Ont.] Angus married Isabella Grant of Lot 20 South Branch Road aka SBR, she was daughter of Duncan Grant who received said Lot 20 SBR on McNiff's Map 1786, and Duncan Grant is on OLD UE List. Duncan and his brother John Ban Grant Lot 10 Front Charlottenburg, their sister and mother all seem to have emigrated to America in 1773 on Ship Pearl 1773, and the mother was probably a McDonell, though this requires more research. Duncan's father was Peter Grant KRRNY UE Lot 10 Front on McNiff's Map 1786, and Peter seems to have emigrated in 1774 and settled with my McDonell gang on Kingsborough Patent NY.
The Alexander Alex Grant mentioned above was grandson of Aeneas / Angus Grant b. abt. 1701 d. 1779, who inherited the Wadset of Duldreggan Glenmoriston from his greatgrandfather Duncan Grant when he died 1730 aged 100. Aeneas / Angus Grant had his house burnt and he was almost hung by Cumberland's men in aftermath of Culloden August 1746. Aeneas / Angus Grant left Wadset of Duldreggan to my John Duldreggan Grant b. 1737 d. 1802, when Aeneas died 1779. John Duldreggan Grant had fathered illegitimate son Alexander Alex Grant in 1756 and I think the mother was Caroline Urquhart . John Duldreggan Grant had then married Catherine Grant and had 8 kids with her before she apparently died before 1785 when he emigrated with 8 of his then 9 kids, intending to settle in Glengarry Ont. The ship was diverted to the USA where they overwintered, walking to Glengarry in 1786, where he is found as Mr John Grant holding Lots 25&26 SSSBRR aka Street Road Charlottenburg. Alexander Alex Grant aged 30 in 1786, received 100 acres elsewhere in Glengarry, which he traded to his father John for E 1/2 Lot 26 Street Road, this transaction is noted in The WILL of John Duldreggan Grant dated 1802 [a WILL apparently written out by Rev Bethune of St Andrews Church Williamstown where John was an Elder]. That WILL 1802 may sometimes be found as the WILL of Big John the Robber Grant who was the father of Angus Balagooey Grant Lot 24 SSRR at Martintown, but this is patently false and inaccurate, as these GRANT families were unrelated circa 1802.
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