Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet
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. He went by the nickname of the good Sir James.
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. 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 of Hatton, in 1763. They had 14 children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. She died in 1805.
Their children included Lewis Alexander Grant-Ogilvy, 5th Earl of Seafield FRSE (1767-1840) and Col William Francis Ogilvy-Grant, 6th Earl of Seafield.
His sister, Penuel Grant, married the Scottish author, Henry Mackenzie.
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- "Grant, James (GRNT756J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Ludovick Grant
|Member of Parliament for Elginshire
|Member of Parliament for Banffshire
|New office||Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire
|Baronetage of Nova Scotia|
Lewis Alexander Grant