Mary Grant-Gordon (née Aston)

1748 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Mary Grant Gordon, formerly of the Island of Antigua but now residing in the City of Brussels, was the widow of the late Francis Grant Gordon, of England. In 1770, Francis Grant Gordon had granted a bond of £6000 to Sir Willoughby Aston and Thomas Pye, Vice Admiral, to secure an annuity of £200 p.a. to Mary Grant Gordon. On Francis Grant Gordon's death, Sir Willoughby Aston went to court in Antigua to gain a judgement on the bond (to secure it against the plantation?). The enslaved persons went to Mary Grant Gordon in lieu of the annuity.

  1. Mary Grant, youngest daughter of Sir Willoughby Aston (q.v.) and his wife Elizabeth nee Pye, baptised in Berkshire, England, 25/06/1748. She married Captain Francis Grant R.N. (q.v.), 18/09/1770 in Petersham, Surrey.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 1051.

  1. Constance Oliver Skelton and John Malcolm Bulloch, A Biographical Muster Roll of officers named Gordon in the Navies and armies of Britain, Europe, America and in the Jacobite Risings (Aberdeen, The University Press, 1907) pp. 100-101. Vere Langford Oliver, The History of the island of Antigua ... from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time (3 vols., London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894-99), Vol. 3 pp. 384 and 425. Ancestry.com, Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 [database online]. Familysearch.org batch no. C00224-4.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Aston
Spouse
Francis Grant-Gordon
Children
Charles, Henry, Sir James Willoughby Gordon (1773-1851), Jane Eliza (?-1865)

Associated Claims (1)

£412 7S 6D
Awardee

Relationships (4)

Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Niece → Uncle