David Grant & Margaret Grant
The Family of David & Margaret Grant
G4 David Grant
(ca 1785 - )
= 18 July 1807
Margaret Grant
(ca 1785 - )
G3 Isabella
(ca 07 Apr 1810 - )
Margaret Marion
(ca 30 May 1812 - 21 Sep 1894)
Chr: 5 Jun 1812
John William
(ca 22 Jan 1815 - )
Chr: 29 Jan 1815
(24 Jan 1817 - )
Chr: 26 Jan 1817
(01 Apr 1823 - )
Chr: 20 Jul 1823

See ref 1
The Grants lived in the Grantown area on the Spey River south of Elgin.

The marriage records for David Grant and Margaret Grant were included in both the Duthil and the Cromdale and Inverallan parish records (opposite).

It was normal to have the Banns read in both churches, my interpretation is that the actual marriage was on Saturday 18th July 1807 at Margaret's church at Duthil and that David was from Cromdale - probably Grantown - where the Banns had been read on Wednesday 1st July 1807.

Based on this, I looked for Margaret's birth in Duthil and found a christening on the 14th FEB 1784 at DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS, Inverness, Scotland. Father JOHN GRANT and Mother ISOBEL CROOKSHANK (GROS Data: 096/B0 0001).

Similarly David's most likely birth (the only David born in Cromdale from 1770 to 1790) is 27/03/1779, David GRANT to Alexander GRANT and Lillias STEWART, CROMDALE AND INVERALLAN (GROS Data: 128/B0 0002)

While this is insufficient to absolutely prove the connection, this record fits well with both her expected birth date and birth place.

Records from Scotland's People
DateNameSpouse NameParish
18/07/1807David GrantMargaret GrantDuthil & Rothiemurchus
01/07/1807David GrantMargaret GrantCromdale & Inverallan

IGI Records

MarriageJUL 1807Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie, Inverness
Batch No.M110935
Marriage18 JUL 1807Duthil, Inverness
Batch No.7335507
Notes & References
  1. International Genealogical Index
  2. Scotlands People.
  3. Moray Online database.
  4. Ancestry.com Census records, English Census's for 1881, 1891 and 1901.