Sir Francis Grant of Monymusk, 1st Baronet, Lord Cullen

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Francis Grant, of Glencullen and Monymusk, 1st Baronet

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Birthplace: Ballintomb, Highland, United Kingdom
Death: Died
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Son of Archibald Grant of Ballintomb; Archibald Grant, of Ballintomb and Christian Grant
Husband of Jean Meldrum; Sarah Fordyce and Jean Grant
Father of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk, 2nd Baronet; William Grant, Lord Prestongrange; Jane Grant; Helen Grant and Jean Garden

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About Sir Francis Grant of Monymusk, 1st Baronet, Lord Cullen

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"Sir Francis Grant, Lord Cullen (born between 1658 and 1663, died 1726) was a Scottish judge...

...Francis Grant was the elder son of Archibald Grant of Ballintomb, Morayshire, a descendant of James Grant, 3rd Laird of Freuchie, by his wife Christian, daughter of Patrick Nairne of Cromdale, was born at Ballintomb in 1658. He was educated at King's College, Aberdeen, and afterwards at Leyden, where he was a favourite pupil of the learned civilian, John Voet...

...Grant married three times. On 15 March 1694, he married Jean, daughter of the Rev. William Meldrum of Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. With his first wife he had three sons and three daughters. His eldest son, Archibald, succeeded to the baronetcy, and represented Aberdeenshire from 1722 to May 1732, when he was expelled the house for the share which he had taken in the management of the charitable corporation. His second son was William Grant, Lord Prestongrange (1701–1764). On 18 October 1708, he married Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Alexander Fordyce of Ayton, Berwickshire. they had two daughters. He and his third wife was Agnes, daughter of Henry Hay married in 1718."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Francis Grant, Lord Cullen', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 January 2012, 17:24 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Francis_Grant,_Lord_Cullen&oldid=472088598> [accessed 3 September 2012]


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Francis Grant was the elder son of Archibald Grant of Ballintomb, Morayshire, a descendant of James Grant, 3rd Laird of Freuchie, by his wife Christian, daughter of Patrick Nairne of Cromdale, was born at Ballintomb in 1658. He was educated at King's College, Aberdeen, and afterwards at Leyden, where he was a favourite pupil of the learned civilian, John Voet.

Soon after his return to Scotland Grant took a prominent part in the discussions on the constitutional questions arising out of the revolution. Some of the older lawyers insisted on the inability of the convention of estates to make any disposition of the crown. Grant strongly opposed this notion, and published a treatise arguing strongly for the power of the estates to establish a new succession.

Grant was admitted an advocate on 29 January 1691, and, owing to the reputation which he had made by this treatise, quickly acquired a large practice. In the exercise of his profession and was very scrupulous in many points; he would not suffer a just cause to be lost through a client's want of money … and with respect to clergymen of all professions, his conscience obliged him to serve them without a fee.

Grant was created a Baronet of Monymusk, Aberdeen in the baronetage of Nova Scotia with remainder to his heirs male by patent dated 7 December 1705. A few years later he was appointed an Lord Ordinary of the Court of Session in the place of James Murray, Lord Philiphaugh, and took his seat on the bench on 10 June 1709 as Lord Cullen, his title being derived from the name of his paternal estate in Banffshire, which had been ratified to him in 1698,[4] but which he afterwards sold.

In 1713 he purchased the estate of Monymusk in Aberdeenshire, which in 1890 was is still the residence of his family, from Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. On 17 May 1720 he obtained a grant of supporters and an addition to his coat-of-arms, at the same time taking as one of his mottoes the words Jehovah Jireh, the only instance in Scottish heraldry of a Hebrew motto. He died at Edinburgh on 23 March 1726, and was buried in Greyfriars churchyard on 26 March.

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