Martha Grant

3 September 1872–17 April 1880 (Age 7)
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Grant was born on 3 September 1872, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Grant, was 28 and her mother, Margaret C McDougall, was 24. She died on 17 April 1880, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Grant
1843–1908
Margaret C McDougall
1848–1914
Margaret Grant
1865–
Elisabeth Grant
1867–1946
Helen Grant
1869–
Martha Grant
1872–1880
Alexander Grant
1874–1926
John Grant
1877–
Hugh Grant
1879–1934
Robert Grant
1882–1952
William Grant
1885–
George Grant
1890–1893
James Grant
1891–
Jane Grant
1900–

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World Events (2)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 6

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Scotland Death Certificate for Martha Grant - 17 April 1880 - New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
  • Martha Grant, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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