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JACOBITE Grants transported to Americas in 1747

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JACOBITE Grants transported to Americas in 1747

Posted: 30 Jan 2014 4:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grant
The following were supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite uprising in 1745:

ALEXANDER GRANT, aged 24, a carpenter, from Aberdeen, in Lord Lewis Gordon's regiment and captured after the Battle of Culloden.
CHARLES GRANT, aged 18, a miller, Abernethy in Inverness-shire, of John Roy Stuart regiment recruited in Edinburgh, and captured at Carlisle.
JOHN GRANT, a labourer from Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands, regiment and circumstances of capture unknown.

They were among 150 Jacobites prisoners, transported out of Liverpool to the Americas in 1747. However their ship was captured by a French privateer, or man-o-war, and the prisoners were all taken to Martinique. What happened to them next? Are you a relative? I’d love to hear from you!

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