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GRANT, GORDON, GORDEN - Antigua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:31 pm
by SamGrant
In spite of being a Grant by surname, I am evidently, according to the Family Tree DNA matches, a Gordon. "Something", and not sure what occurred, but probably in the late 1600s or early 1700s, to make that happen. However, following my Grant (Gordon) surname, I followed my ancestors to Effingham Howard Grant of London who I have established by documentation to have been born in Scotland in 1776. At that point I have lost any written proof of further linage. Perhaps he is the Effingham Grant of Carron mentioned in Fraser's, The Chiefs of Grant, but my search has stalled at that point for lack of documentation. Having said that, in "The History of Antigua" by Oliver, Effingham's uncles and brothers are mentioned quite prominently in the late 1700s and early 1800s. My search now turns to finding out whether any descendants of these Antigua, Saint Vincent or Saint Lucia Grants has submitted any DNA for testing or locating one and asking him to do so. Any thoughts?

Re: GRANT, GORDON, GORDEN - Antigua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:37 pm
by SamGrant
Back to square one, it seems. Some "cousins" in Australia who trace back to James Grant of Carron submitted DNA and results are quite different than mine. Their linage includes references to these Caribbean islands. First of all, my DNA matches Gordons not Grants and I am U-106 vice M512....so as I said, back to square one?

Re: GRANT, GORDON, GORDEN - Antigua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:03 pm
by SteveB
For general information, in the last will and testament for John Charles GRANT, uncle to my 3rd great grandfather, George Reeve GRANT, shipbuilder, Bridgetown, Barbados, GRG is mentioned as being from Antiqua. He was born in Brixham, Devon, England. This is all early to mid 19th century.

Re: GRANT, GORDON, GORDEN - Antigua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:37 pm
by SamGrant
I now have proof based on an 1858 London newspaper that EG and EHG are one and the same and son of Captain James Grant of Carron. Things then get fuzzy as in old Scotland last names changed if a male married into a title. For example, sometime in the early 1600s a Gordon married a widow of Lord of Seaton and hence "became" a Seaton.