Alexander Charles Grant

12th Aug 1843 - 8th Jan 1930


Biography

Son of Peter Grant, 'a sugar merchant in Demerara', possibly recorded as either or both Peter Grant (q.v., ID 6262) or Peter Grant (q.v., ID 7200), the recipients of smaller awards in British Guiana. Landowner and merchant in Australia from the 1860s.

No connection has yet been established with the Peter Grant, the co-owner of plantation Amsterdam, who died c. 1822, and was conceivably the grandfather or great-uncle of Alexander Charles Grant.

Sources

Chris Tiffin, 'Grant, Alexander Charles (1843–1930)', Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grant-alexander-charles-6451 [accessed 20/11/2012]. http://joannelamb.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/alicia-sutherland/ [accessed 20/11/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
'Foreign'
Spouse
Sarah Elizabeth North
Children
3 sons, 8 daughters
School
Royal High School, Edinburgh; Royal Academy of Halle, Germany; Montgrennan House, Irvine, Scotland
Occupation
Merchant and landowner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Managing Director
Morehead's Ltd
Australian merchant: agricultural  
 

Cultural (2)

Trustee
Australian Museum...... 
Member
Australian Museum...... 

Historical (2)

Journal ArticlesAuthor?
... 1879 
notes →
Article was a fictional account of his experiences in Australia and was later published as a novel, Bush Life in Queensland or John West's Colonial Experiences...
BooksAuthor?
Bush Life in Queensland, or John West's Colonial... 1881 
notes →
Fictional account based on his experiences in Australia. Two subsequent editions...

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia: Queensland 
notes →
Captain in the Queensland Scottish Volunteers until 1890; trustee of Brisbane Public Library from 1896; member of the Johnsonian Club, Vice-president of the Queensland Stock Breeders and Graziers'...

Addresses (3)

Inverness, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland
California, United States of America
Australia