Sir George Macpherson-Grant, 3rd Baronet
Macpherson-Grant was the son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant, 2nd Baronet of Ballindalloch and his wife Marion Helen Campbell, daughter of Mungo Nutter Campbell. He was educated at Harrow School and at Christ Church, Oxford and succeeded to the Baronetcy Macpherson-Grant, of Ballindalloch, co. Banff at the age of 11 on the death of his father on 2 December 1850. Macpherson had the oldest herd of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle in Scotland when he started improving the breed. In 1860, he bought a cow named Erica from the Earl of Southesk's Kinnaird herd which started a famous Ballindalloch bloodline. He was considered one of the greatest exhibitors of the breed, and won prizes at all the major shows, including first prize at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. Macpherson-Grant also leased the site for the foundation of the Cragganmore whisky distillery in 1869. He was a J.P. and a Deputy Lieutenant for Banffshire and Inverness.
Macpherson-Grant married Frances Elizabeth Pocklington, daughter of Reverend Roger Pocklington of Walesby, Nottinghamshire on 3 July 1861. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son John Macpherson-Grant, 4th Baronet.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir George Macpherson-Grant
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Elginshire & Nairn
1879 – 1886
Charles Henry Anderson
|Baronetage of England|
(of Ballindalloch, Banffshire)
John Macpherson Grant