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Ludovic Grant

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Birthplace: Creichie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Charleston, South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of John Grant; John Graunt and Kathryn Grant
Husband of Eughiootie Tassell Grant and Elizabeth Eughioote or Gouedy Corntassel, Long Hair Clan
Ex-husband of Margaret Grant
Father of Susannah Emory; Mary Susannah Emory and Mary Emory of Ani'Gilâ'h Long Hair Clan

Occupation: Cherokee Trader, 1716: Transported via Liverpool to the Carolinas on "The Susannah." 2nd Baronet of Dalvey until 1716. Fur trader among the Cherokee., Politician, soldier, trader, Indian Trader, fur trader
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About Ludovic Grant

Ludovic Grant is listed by some sources as a clan chief of the Grant clan in Scotland in 1710. He joined the Jacobite rebellion in 1715, which sought to restore James II as King of England. He was captured at Preston and transported with many others who had been captured from Liverpool, England to South Carolina aboard the Susannah in 1716. In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charleston, South Carolina probate court in the book of 1754-1758, in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756, he says: "It has been thirty years since I went to the Cherokee country, where I have resided ever since, I speak their language". His wife was a full blood of the Long Hair clan.

He is regarded as the first white man to marry a Cherokee.

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Ludovick Grant: An Aberdeen, Scotland laird's son possibly ancestor of large part of Cherokee Nation

  • January 12th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

Digging Up Your Roots on BBC's Radio Scotland has posited an extraordinary link between Scotland and the Cherokee Nation. Ludovick Grant, a laird's son who originated in Creichie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, escaped a death sentence after being captured while fighting for the Jacobite army during the battle of Preston in 1715. Apparently, he avoided hanging and was transported to South Carolina, where he served as an indentured servant for seven years. After completing his indenture, Grant worked as a trader with the Cherokee people.

During the program broadcast on January 10, 2010, Marjorie Lowe, a descendent of Ludovick Grant, stated, “Many of our Cherokee leaders were descended from this one intermarriage.” During his time in South Carolina, Ludovick met a Cherokee girl known as Eughioote, and according to the Clan Grant, they had a daughter named Mary. The Seannachie of Clan Grant, Adrian Grant stated: "Although Ludovick only had the one daughter with his Cherokee wife, nevertheless she went on to be the ancestress of so many Cherokees that a huge proportion - something like a third or a half - of all Cherokees now count Ludovick Grant as one of their ancestors."

Representatives from the Cherokee Nation, descendants of Ludovick Grant the younger of Creichie,. will be attending the Clan Grant 3rd International Gathering 2010 this August 13-21, 2010 to further explore this connection. http://www.clangrant.org/index.php

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LUDOVIC GRANT (son of JOHN GRAUNT) was born Abt. 1698 in Scotland, and died 1755 in Charleston, SC. He married (1) ELIZABETH I-DU-I TASSEL in Cherokee Nation East [TN], daughter of KAHYUN TECHEA. She was born Abt. 1706 in CNE [TN], and died in CNE [TN]. He married (2) UNKNOWN 1726. She was born Abt. 1700.

Notes for LUDOVIC GRANT: On page 466, Starr states that Ludovic Grant married a woman of the Long Hair Clan; however, on page 561and 563 it states that he married a member of the Wolf Clan. (Two wives, or a typo?)

He was the Clan Chief of the Grant holdings in Scotland and they lost the war in the Jacobite Rebellion. They were captured by the British at Preston and banished to the New World. Ludovic arrived on the Susannah and moved in with the Cherokee, his cousins all went to Boston and the Caribbian area.

Sir Alexander Cuming, in his brief Journal which appeared in the Historical Register of London for 1731, described his adventures in the Cherokee Nation in 1730 when, with the aid of Ludovic Grant, he convinced seven young Cherokees (including future chief, Attakullakulla, the "Little Carpenter") to visit England and King George II.

In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, South Carolina probate court in the book of "1754-1758" in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756, says, "It is about thirty years since I went into the Cherokee Country where I have resided ever since" "I speak their language".

More About LUDOVIC GRANT: Blood: Scottish Christened: April 12, 1702, Irvine, Scotland Emigration 1: May 07, 1716, from Scottland to the "New World" Emigration 2: Abt. 1726, To Cherokee Nation as Indian Trader Note: "Indian Countryman" of Cheoah Occupation: Fur Trader Starr's Notes: B657 "married a full blood Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan"

More About ELIZABETH I-DU-I TASSEL: Blood: Full Blood Cherokee

More About UNKNOWN: Blood: Full Blood Cherokee Clan: Ani'-Gilâ'hi = Twisters, Braids, or Long Hair Clan (Mary Grant)

     

Child of LUDOVIC GRANT and UNKNOWN is: 2. i. MARY3 GRANT, b. Abt. 1727, CNE [TN]; d. Abt. 1765, CNE [TN].

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Ludovic Grant: born in 1696 in Scotland and died in 1758 at Tellico Tennessee.

Ludovic, 2nd Baronet of Dalvey, was captured at the battle of Preston during the Jacobite Rebellion in 1715. The focus of the rebellion was to restore the descendents of James VII of Scotland to the British throne. After his capture his lands were confiscated and his title revoked. He was then banished to the "American Plantations", leaving Liverpool England on May 7, 1716 aboard the SUSANNAH.

Around 1725 Ludovic was an established trader in the Cherokee Nation where he married a full blood Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan by the name of Elizabeth Tassel Coody or "Eughioote".

Being of "good" family and well educated, he became the agent and coorespondent of the Governors of South Carolina. His letters keeping the governors informed of the happenings within the Cherokee Nation are published in the Chronicles of that state. He was one of the few traders who were honest and well respected among both the whites and the Cherokee.

ABOUT THE GRANT CLAN:

(information from "The Gathering of the Clans")

It's fairly certain that the ancestors of the Grant clan came with the Normans to England. Richard, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was called "Magnus" in Latin charters. "Magnus" means "great" or "large", the French translation is "le grand".

The Grants appeared in Scotland around the middle of the thirteenth century. They acquired lands in Stratherrick through the marriage of a member of the family to the daughter of Sir John Bisset. They had at least 2 sons. One of them became sherriff of Inverness.

In 1296 at the Battle of Dunbar, John and Randolph de Grant were taken prisioner. They were released. It was around the same time that the Grants acquired the land at Glenmoriston and Glen Urquhart which they still have.

Robert the Bruce's victory confirmed the Grant holdings in Strathspey and they were now established as Highland chiefs.

In 1645, after the Battle of Inverlochy, they joined the Marquess of Montrose. After the Restoration, the Laird of Grant was supposed to be rewarded by becoming an earl, but unfortunately, he died before that could happen.

The Grants formed alliances with other clans in to keep their lands safe. One clan they are particularly associated with is the Macgregors. Some historians believe that the Grant and Macgregor clans are part of the Soil Alpin, and descended from King Alpin, but this has not been proven. Many Macgregors settled on Grant lands after their clan was declared outlaw.

Ludovick Grant, grandfather to Ludovic, was sometimes called "the Highland King". He was appointed a colonel and sherriff of Inverness and in 1694 he was granted the status of a regality, which made him practically a king. This regality was abolished in 1745 after the failure of the Jacobite uprising.

The Grants of Rothiemurchus still hold their lands around Aviemore, and other branches of the family hold lands in Strathspey.

The Castle Grant is still standing.

Branches: Grant of Auchernack, Grant of Tullochgorum, Grant of Gartenbeg Grant of

Dellachapple; baronetcies: Dalvey, Monymusk and Ballindalloch.

Arms: Gules, three antique crowns Or

Badge: A burning hill Proper

Motto: Stand fast

Tartans: Grant, Grant (hunting), Grant of Monymusk.

Septs: Allan, Allanson, Bisset, Bissett, Bowie, Buie, Grant, MacCallan, MacKerron,

MacKiaran, Pratt, Suttie, Gilroy, MacGilroy, MacIlroy

Gaelic Name: Grand

Motto: Craig Elachie (The rock of alarm)

Badge: Pine

Lands: Strathspey, Glen Urquhart, Glen Moriston & Loch Ness

Origin of Name: French, grand (great)

Pipe Music: Stand fast Craigellachie

http://members.tripod.com/~lina_jane/castle.htm

Notes for Ludovic Grant:

Banished from West Highland, Scotland for his part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, captured at Preston and transported from Liverpool to South Carolina on the "Susannah". Master of the ship was Thomas Bromhall, May 7, 1716

(Directory of Scots Banished to the America Plantations 1650 to 1775, page 66/Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD)

The Jacobite's had over the course of a century, had staged numerous rebellions in Britain, trying to restore the Stuart family to power. Ludovic was the 2nd Baronet of Dalvey.

Ludovic became a Indian trader with the Adair family. Ludovic Grant, being of good family and well educated, became the agent and correspondent of the Governors of South Carolina. His letters, informing the governors of the happenings and situations within the Cherokee Nation, are published in the Chronicles of that state. He was one of the few traders who were honest and respected, and he deplored the bad others in his letters to South Carolina.

History of the Cherokee Nation by Emmet Starr

On page 466, Starr states that Ludovic Grant married a woman of the Long Hair Clan; however, on page 561 and 563, it states he married a member of the Wolf Clan.

Ludovic Grant was the Clan Chief of the Grant holdings in Scotland, and they lost the war in the Jacobite Rebellion. They were captured by the British at Preston and banished to the New World. Ludovic arrived on the Susannah and moved in with the Cherokees, his cousins all went to Boston and the Caribbean area.

Sir Alexander Cuming, in his brief Journal, which appeared in the Historical Register of London for 1731, described his adventures in the CHerokee Nation in 1730 when, with the aid of Ludovic Grant, he convinced seven young Cherokees (including future chief, Attakullakulla, the "Little Carpenter") to visit England and King George II.

In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, South Carolina Probate Court in the book of "1754 to 1758," in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756, Ludovic says, "It is about thirty years since I went into the Cherokee Country, where I have resided ever since." "I speak their language."

The Cherokees by Grace Steele Woodward, page 61

Sir Alexander's wild speech did not set well with traders like Ludovic Grant, the scion of a proud Scottish family, nor with other traders who heard Sir Alexander that night.

"This strange speech, which I and the other Traders heard him make did not give some of them... a very favorable impressin of him," was Grant's terse comment.

http://www.muskrattracks.com/_famtree/ludovic_grant.htm

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http://genforum.genealogy.com/emory/messages/347.html Ludovic Grant and the Emory Cherokees Posted by: Lawrence Petrisky Date: January 22, 2004 (larry_petrisky@hotmail.com)

LUDOVIC GRANT was born in Scotland 1690-1696 and was transported (by court sentence) to Charleston, South Carolina, on 7 May 1716. He d.c.1757 and was probably buried in Saint Philip's churchyard in Charleston under the name 'Lodv. Grant' which, in cursive, looks like 'John Grant'. There was a John Grant in Charleston at the time, but there are two John Grants buried at Saint Philips. A John Grant was buried 5 October 1757 at parish expense and the other was buried 7 December 1761. Since Ludovic Grant retired from the Cherokee Nation penniless in 1756 and nothing is heard of him after 1757, it is logical to suppose that Ludovic Grant is the 'John' Grant buried in 1757 but this needs to be confirmed.

His parents may have been John and Catherine Grant of Scotland. The John Grant of Charleston is of unknown relation to Ludovic. A 'Widow Grant' arrived in Savannah, Georgia before 1740 with children Ludovic, Margaret, James and Daniel Grant. This younger Ludovic Grant seems to disappear. [Coulter & Saye, Early Settlers of GA, p. 76]

Ludovic Grant witnessed deeds in Charleston on 12 December 1718, 16 April 1720 and another one on 30 June 1736. He entered the Cherokee trade in 1726 and lived among the tribe until 1756. Grant's own affidavit places him in the Cherokee Nation c.1726.

The expedition of Col. George Chicken in July-September 1725 opened the Upper or Overhill Cherokee towns to permanent trade posts and the journey of Sir Alexander Cuming in 1730 was guided to the Overhills by Ludovic Grant. Grant was at Great Tellico (in what is now Tennessee) until 1735 or so when his father-in-law went into the mountains and became headman of Tomatly (Tomahtli) in what is now western North Carolina.

Ludovic Grant's wife was given the Christian name Elizabeth and she had no surname.

The surnames 'Tassel', 'Coody' and so on given to her are the inventions of modern genealogists (including me � I wondered if Coody could be Gouedy). A Cherokee name of Eughioote ('You Coo tee') was suggested for her by western descendants but that could be just a name of respect. A confusion with the wife of John Rogers (d.1848) has added to the puzzle. He married Elizabeth Coody, daughter of Arthur Coody and the daughter of Tassel, or Kahyun Techea [from Starr's genealogy].

The father-in-law of Ludovic Grant may not have been a Tassel (there were several of them). He is referred to as the Warrior of Tomatly then the Old Warrior of Tomatly.

The death of Moytoy of Great Tellico c.1733 certainly had something to do with the departure of Grant's father-in-law from that town of influence to the lesser village in the mountains.

Grant's letters from the Cherokee Nation from 1730 to 1756 are a wealth of information about the tribe. He also accompanied delegations to Charleston. In the winter of 1742-43 he went there with a delegation along with James Beamer and Cornelius Dougherty. The Cherokee camped at the New Market Plantation and were hosted by the Amory family, among others. [SC Commons Journal 19 Jan 1743, 28 Feb 1743, 28 Apr 1743]

When he returned to the mountains, he took young Robert Emory and William Emory with him. They became his assistants and soon his son-in-laws.

Children of Ludovic Grant and Eughioote (Elizabeth):

i. SUSANNAH CATHERINE GRANT b.c.1727 Tellico, Cherokee Nation (in what is now Tennessee), d.1769 South Carolina. She may be buried at Saint Philips churchyard in Charleston as Catherine Emory on 22 October 1769. She m. Robert EMORY (b.c.1723 d.1790) in 1743. He was the son of John AMORY and Sarah WILSON, both of England. Susannah is the mother of Susannah EMORY (b.1744 d.c.1765), and the grandmother of Bushyhead (b.1758/9) and John Jolly (b.1761/3).

ii. MARY GRANT b.c.1728/9 Tellico, Cherokee Nation (in what is now Tennessee), d.c. 1766 Goose Creek, South Carolina. She m. William EMORY (b.c.1724 d.1770) in 1743. He was the son of John AMORY and Sarah WILSON, both of England. She had 6 children.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/emory/messages/347.html -------------------- I read somewhere that 50,000 to 100,000 people are descendants of Ludovic Grant.

Sir Ludovic Grant, Second Baronet of Dalvey

Emigration 1: May 07,1716, from Scottland to the "New World" Emigration 2: c 1726, To Cherokee Nation as Indian Trader Generation No. 2

(894) Ludovic Grant b.About 1700 d. .

A Scotchman, joined the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 which sought to restore James II to the throne of England. He was captured at Preston and was transported with many other captives from Liverpool, England, to South Carolina aboard the "Susannah" on May 7, 1716. In a deposition given by him in 1751, Grant stated that he came to the Cherokee Nation as a trader 26 years before.

A trader around Tellico, North Carolina, in 1730. in a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, S. C. Probate court in the book dated 1754 -- 1758 in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756,(spc) says, 'it is about 30 years since I went into Cherokee Country where I have resided ever since, I speak their language.' He married a full blooded Cherokee woman ( name unknown, could be Eughioote ) of the Wolf or Long Hair Clan. Grant was among the Cherokees at the time Christian Probner and James Aairs were in the Nation. ( Probner was an ex - Jesuit Missionary of Scottish --English blood. James Adair was probably a Missionary as well. ) In 1754 his home was located at Tommothy in the Cherokee Nation

( see Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations1650-1775,by David Dobson, pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co. , 1984; Scots in the Carolinas 1680-1830, by David Dobson, and Documents Relating to Indian affairs May 21, 1750 - August 7, 1754, edited by William L. McDowell,Jr., pub. by South Carolina Archives Dept., 1958 , SPC=State Papers:Colonial )

Ludovic Grant: born in 1696 in Scotland and died in 1758 at Tellico Tennessee.

Ludovic, 2nd Baronet of Dalvey, was captured at the battle of Preston during the Jacobite Rebellion in 1715. The focus of the rebellion was to restore the descendents of James VII of Scotland to the British throne.

After his capture his lands were confiscated and his title revoked. He was then banished to the "American Plantations", leaving Liverpool England on May 7, 1716 aboard the SUSANNAH.

Around 1725 Ludovic was an established trader in the Cherokee Nation where he married a full blood Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan by the name of Elizabeth Tassel Coody or "Eughioote".

Being of "good" family and well educated, he became the agend and coorespondent of the Governors of South Carolina. His letters keeping the governors informed of the happenings within the Cherokee Nation are published in the Chronicles of that state. He was one of the few traders who were honest and well respected among both the whites and the Cherokee.

ABOUT THE GRANT CLAN:

(information from "The Gathering of the Clans")

It's fairly certain that the ancestors of the Grant clan came with the Normans to England. Richard, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was called "Magnus" in Latin charters. "Magnus" means "great" or "large", the French translation is "le grand".

The Grants appeared in Scotland around the middle of the thirteenth century. They acquired lands in Stratherrick through the marriage of a member of the family to the daughter of Sir John Bisset. They had at least 2 sons. One of them became sherriff of Inverness.

In 1296 at the Battle of Dunbar, John and Randolph de Grant were taken prisioner. They were released. It was around the same time that the Grants acquired the land at Glenmoriston and Glen Urquhart which they still have.

Robert the Bruce's victory confirmed the Grant holdings in Strathspey and they were now established as Highland chiefs.

In 1645, after the Battle of Inverlochy, they joined the Marquess of Montrose. After the Restoration, the Laird of Grant was supposed to be rewarded by becoming an earl, but unfortunately, he died before that could happen.

The Grants formed alliances with other clans in to keep their lands safe. One clan they are particularly associated with is the Macgregors. Some historians believe that the Grant and Macgregor clans are part of the Soil Alpin, and descended from King Alpin, but this has not been proven. Many Macgregors settled on Grant lands after their clan was declared outlaw.

Ludovick Grant, grandfather to Ludovic, was sometimes called "the Highland King". He was appointed a colonel and sherriff of Inverness and in 1694

he was granted the status of a regality, which made him practically a king. This regality was abolished in 1745 after the failure of the Jacobite uprising.

The Grants of Rothiemurchus still hold their lands around Aviemore, and other branches of the family hold lands in Strathspey.

The Castle Grant is still standing.

Branches: Grant of Auchernack, Grant of Tullochgorum, Grant of Gartenbeg Grant of

Dellachapple; baronetcies: Dalvey, Monymusk and Ballindalloch.

Arms: Gules, three antique crowns Or

Badge: A burning hill Proper

Motto: Stand fast

Tartans: Grant, Grant (hunting), Grant of Monymusk.

Septs: Allan, Allanson, Bisset, Bissett, Bowie, Buie, Grant, MacCallan, MacKerron,

MacKiaran, Pratt, Suttie, Gilroy, MacGilroy, MacIlroy

Gaelic Name: Grand

Motto: Craig Elachie (The rock of alarm)

Badge: Pine

Lands: Strathspey, Glen Urquhart, Glen Moriston & Loch Ness

Origin of Name: French, grand (great)

Pipe Music: Stand fast Craigellachie

-------------------- [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0015-0001.html]

On page 466, Starr states that Ludovic Grant married a woman of the Long Hair Clan; however, on page 561and 563 it states that he married a member of the Wolf Clan. (Two wives, or a typo?)

He was the Clan Chief of the Grant holdings in Scotland and they lost the war in the Jacobite Rebellion. They were captured by the British at Preston and banished to the New World. Ludovic arrived on the Susannah and moved in with the Cherokee, his cousins all went to Boston and the Caribbian area.

Sir Alexander Cuming, in his brief Journal which appeared in the Historical Register of London for 1731, described his adventures in the Cherokee Nation in 1730 when, with the aid of Ludovic Grant, he convinced seven young Cherokees (including future chief, Attakullakulla, the "Little Carpenter") to visit England and King George II.

In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, South Carolina probate court in the book of "1754-1758" in a sworn statement of January 12, 1756, says, "It is about thirty years since I went into the Cherokee Country where I have resided ever since" "I speak their language".

Blood: Scottish Christened: April 12, 1702, Irvine, Scotland Emigration 1: May 07, 1716, from Scottland to the "New World" Emigration 2: Abt. 1726, To Cherokee Nation as Indian Trader Note: "Indian Countryman" of Cheoah Occupation: Fur Trader Starr's Notes: B657 "married a full blood Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan"Borders Family History Society

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from the: Borders Family History Society blog.bordersfhs.org.uk/2010/01/immigrants Last Sunday's programme, the second of the new episodes of 'Digging up Your Roots', which is broadcast on 92-95 FM every Sunday at midday until 21 February was of wide ranging interest about both emigrants and immigrants.

The first article concerned Ludovic Grant, son of William Grant of Creichie (near Fyvie, in Aberdeenshire), who as a Jacobite soldier in 1715 was captured at the Battle of Preston and sent to America, like many other Jacobite prisoners in 1715 (and in 1745). He served 7 years indenture there, became a trader with the Cherokee providing tools, cloth and beads, married a Cherokee and they had a daughter. There were interesting notes on Cherokee marriage customs. However, Ludovic had married in 1710, and his first wife, Margaret, sued in court in 1736 for a process of adherence.

In spite of his father being a laird, he was bankrupt, so Ludovic had no estate to come back to.

www.clangrant.org/index.aspx?pid=24‎ The Old Parish Register for Fyvie recognises a Ludovick Grant born in 1688, the ... of the parish shows a Ludovick Grant, son of William Grant, the Laird of Creichie

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Ludovic Grant's Timeline

1696
April 12, 1696
Creichie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1710
1710
Age 13
Edinburgh, Scotland
1725
1725
Age 28
Cherokee Nation, East, Tennessee, United States
1727
1727
Age 30
1727
Age 30
1728
1728
Age 31
Tellico, Cherokee Nation, United States
1758
1758
Age 61
Charleston, South Carolina
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