Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet

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James Grant of Grant, John Mytton, the Hon. Thomas Robinson, and Thomas Wynne by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, ca. 1760.

Sir James Grant of Grant, 8th Baronet FRSE FSA(Scot) (19 May 1738, Moray – 18 February 1811, Castle Grant), was a Scottish landowner and politician.[1]

Grant was the son of Sir Ludovick Grant, 7th Baronet, and Lady Margaret Ogilvy, daughter of the statesman James Ogilvy, 1st Earl of Seafield. Born in Moray, Scotland, he was educated at Westminster School and Christ's College, Cambridge.[2] Grant succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Elginshire in 1761, a seat he held until 1768. He married Jean Duff, daughter of Alexander Duff, in 1763.

In 1773 Grant succeeded his father as eighth Baronet of Colquhoun. From 1790 to 1795 he was MP for Banffshire. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire. He died in February 1811, aged 72, and was succeeded by his son Lewis Alexander Grant, who later that year succeeded his second cousin as fifth Earl of Seafield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Grant, James (GRNT756J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

See also[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ludovick Grant
Member of Parliament for Elginshire
1761–1768
Succeeded by
Francis Grant
Preceded by
James Ferguson
Member of Parliament for Banffshire
1790–1795
Succeeded by
David McDowall-Grant
Honorary titles
New office Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire
1794–1809
Succeeded by
Francis Ogilvy-Grant
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Ludovick Grant
Baronet
(of Colquhoun)
1773–1811
Succeeded by
Lewis Alexander Grant