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GELYBRAND, Laurence, Sir
(About 1325-Before 1367)
(About 1325-)
Gilbert V of Glencarnie, Lord
(About 1360-1438)
Matilda of Glencarnie
(About 1395-Before 1434)


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1. GRANT, John Roy Sheriff of Inverness

Matilda of Glencarnie 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1395
  • Marriage (1): GRANT, John Roy Sheriff of Inverness
  • Died: Before 31 January 1434

  General Notes:

"Passing from these to the testimony of authentic records, there is proof indeed of an alliance between the Grants and a descendant of the ancient family of Glencarnie, but divested of the many romantic accessories assigned by
tradition. In the muniments of the Grant family, the first mention of Matilda of Glencarnie, the reputed heiress, is found m a precept from the Chancery of King James the First, bearing date 31st January 1434. This document narrates that the deceased Matilda of Glencarnie, mother of Duncan le Grant, died last vested as of fee in the fifth part of the barony of Ilotlies Wiseman, and Burnmukty [Barmuckity], the two Fochabers, a half of Surestown [Sheriffston], and an annualrent of two marks from the town of Thornhill, all in the sheriffdom of Elgin. In these lands and others the precept directs the Sheriff of Elgin to infeft Duncan le Grant as nearest and lawfid heir of Matilda his mother.

On 3d March 14G9 another precept was issued by King James the Third, directing the Sheriffs of Inverness to infeft in the lands of Cunygais (Congash) Sir Duncan le Grant, knight, who had been duly retoured nearest and lawful heir to Gilbert of Glencarnie his grandfather. The retour itself, which is dated 7th February 1469, states that Gilbert of
Glencarnie, grandfather of Sir Duncan Grant, had died about thirty years before, that is, about 1438."

from Chiefs of Grant

Matilda married John Roy GRANT Sheriff of Inverness. (John Roy GRANT Sheriff of Inverness was born about 1380.)


1 Internet Site,

2 e-books, In the Shadow of Cairngorm.

3 e-books, The Chiefs of Grant by William Fraser.

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