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Grants English 1881 census

Grants English 1881 census

Tim Grant (View posts)
Posted: 27 Oct 2000 4:38PM GMT
Hi, Is anybody hooked up with Grants that lived in Ramsgate or Maidstone-Kent or Twickenham-Middlesex England. In the 1881 census are 3 Herbert E. Grants that Im scoping out to see if their my GGrampa.

Re: Grants English 1881 census

Scott Grant (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 2002 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Tim,

My Grants are from St. Nicholas at Wade, but they
had lots of descendents who went to Ramsgate and
Broadstairs (one of my great-great-great aunts ran a girls
school in Ramsgate, on "Royal Street" or something like
that, if I remember right).

This family is descended from William Grant and
and Mary Evans (William Grant b. about 1787) of
St. Nicholas at Wade. I think William was the son of
Vincent Grant and Johanna Chapman, and Vincent in
turn is the son of Thomas Grant and Ann White (back in
the 1600's). They all had *lots* of kids, so there's a huge
extended family there. (And surprisingly, the Grants are
very "long lived" - most of them survived well into their
70's and 80's even back then).

I've found an extended Grant pedigree that goes back
to at least the mid-1600's in Kent, and I'm sure many of the Grants in Kent descend from this same line, since Grant is not a native "Kentish" name. No one is really sure where
these Grants in Kent came from.

I am in the United States (California) and our family
history says our Grants came from Scotland to England at some point (may have been *way* back - to escape religious
persecution, or something). Another story in our family line
is that the very dark eyes and hair (almost black) come from
"the Black Douglases of the Grants".

- Scott Grant

Re: Grants English 1881 census

tim Grant (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 2002 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Scott, (Also my little brothers name!). Just this summer I hit paydirt. I made the big jump to Tetbury Gloucestershire. GGrampa Herbert Edwin Grant was the son of Samuel & Ellen(Barrett) Grant.
I got lucky. I was working off a family story saying the famuly was a bunch of "sods" so I looked for poor Grants. The poorest I found was one in Gumstool Hill Workhouse. BINGO!
I matched birthdays Citizenship Doc. to birth cetificate. I should play lotto! The family was quite"prolific" Tons of Grants back to 1600's (Roger Grant) Haven't confirmed the next step back but good guess is Samuel's dad was also Samuel (wife Dinah Grey) and his dad was John Grant(wife Susanna Bowman) keep in touch
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