John Grant

1794–1882 (Age 87)
Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Grant was born on 14 September 1794, in Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Grant, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Simons, was 35. He married Mary Hall on 11 August 1816, in Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Leicester St Mary, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1841, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as framework knitter in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 23 August 1882, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Grant
Mary Hall
Marriage: 11 August 1816
Ann Grant
John Grant
Thomas Grant
Sarah Grant
Joseph Grant
William Grant
Maria Grant
John Grant
Eleanor Grant

Spouse & Children

11 August 1816
Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 7

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Grant, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Grant, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Grant, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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