Looking for information family of JAMES GRANT (b.1810---) & JANE RATTRAY(--- d.1834)
James was a brewer with George Gow Smith at Minmore & died in Dufftown. Jane was a housekeeper to a Capt. Grant who at one time owned the Auchorachan Distillery, located near Auchbeck (does anyone know about this distillery?). She died in 1884, Bishophill, Elgin.
Their children, all born Banffshire, include:
our descendant line of PETER GRANT (1834-1900), he was a land & railway surveyor who married HELEN GORDON (1828-1903)…they had 4 sons and emigrated to Canada in 1872. This line well documented in a handwritten journal by their eldest son, ALEXANDER JOSEPH (1863-1953)
WILLIAM GRANT (1836-1884), he was also a land suryevor, married CHARLOTTE JONES. William died in Azul, Argentina. Their family: AGNES – SEAFIELD – WALTER – WILLIAM
JAMES GRANT (1839-1927) also a distiller, & one time owner of Highland Park Distillery, Orkney Island
Married 1. Georgie Garden 2, Helen McIntosh
Family: HELEN – LOUISA – WALTER – JEANIE – JESSIE – HARRY (think family is from 2nd marriage)
ANN GRANT (1841-1880) married WILLIAM STEWART
Their family: JEAN – PETER – ISABELLA – one other child?
JANET GRANT (1843-1932) married an UNKNOWN GRANT
Their family: NELLIE – JESSIE – WILLIAM – JAMES – JEAN – GORDON – ALEXANDER
JOHN GRANT (1846---)
If anyone can provide further information on any of these families, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks in advance,