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Which John Grant?

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Looking for John Grant?

Posted: 17 Jul 2011 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grant

I am trying to find some possible relations between a Grant family in Lachine, c. 1780-1830, near Montreal Canada, said tto be be from Glenmoriston.

They were three brothers:
1. John, described as merchant and forwarder, c. 1751 - d 1817 in Lachine. He could have been in Oswegatchie c. 1779 where his house and farm were burned down. He then came to Montreal.

From unproven sources, he is said to have been a nephew of captain Alexander Grant, b 1734 Glenmoriston, son of Patrick Grant and Isobel Grant.

2. Duncan and Peter, fur traders with the North West Company
Said to be related (uncles or cousins) to explorer Simon Fraser, whose mother's name was Isobel, or Isabella Grant.

Very little is known about these Grant, yet John played an important part in the history of Lachine.
Any light, help or hint would be more that welcome.

Hélène Lamarche, president
Société d'histoire de Lachine
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
roseclan7 22 Jan 2007 5:24PM GMT 
HeleneL40 17 Jul 2011 7:47PM GMT 
JoeCunningham... 27 Oct 2011 6:11PM GMT 
eaneuman 3 Feb 2012 7:55PM GMT 
JoeCunningham... 3 Feb 2012 11:06PM GMT 
bgressel 9 Apr 2013 1:16AM GMT 
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