GRANT, Alexander Alister-An-Claigh 1
- Born: About 1720
- Marriage (1): MACBEAN, Margaret in 1742
Another name for Alexander was Alexander with the Sword.1
Alexander was Robert's third son.
"A short time before the battle of Culloden, Alexander Grant, being in the neighbourhood of Aldourie, went thither for the christening of his little son, accompanied by thirty of his comrades. A weird scene took place on this occasion. They named the child Charles after the Prince; and, drawing their swords, they crossed and clashed them over his cradle, thereby enlisting him in the service of Charles Edward Stuart; then, in token of fealty to his supposed
sovereign, each enthusiastic warrior took the child's hand, and made it clasp the hilt of his sword with its baby fingers. A few weeks afterwards Alexander Grant was severely wounded at Culloden. He remained in concealment for a time, hiding in caves and woods, and when in the following year he was permitted to return to his home, he found his property destroyed, and, notwithstanding all his efforts, he could not retrieve his affairs. He struggled on, in these adverse circumstances, and then joined a Highland regiment which the Government was raising for service in America. He died at Havana in 1762 of a fever contracted during the siege of that town."
from The Life of Charles Grant
Alexander married Margaret MACBEAN, daughter of Donald MACBEAN of Kinchyle and Unknown, in 1742. (Margaret MACBEAN was born about 1720.)