Thomas Grant - Anne Stanford Family Group

Parents   Parents
Francis Grant Priscilla Hawkins Thomas Stanford Mary Fluent
  b. 25 Nov 1673 in Marblehead bp. 22 Mar 1684-5   b. 1670 in ? b. abt. 1675 in Marblehead
  d. Probate 1712 in Marblehead d. ?   d. 1772 in ? d. ?
Thomas Grant Ann Stanford
bp. 28 Apr 1708 in Marblehead b. 1 Mar 1708
d. Probate 1787 in Marblehead d. 19 Jan 1765 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Relationship Events
Marriage 26 Nov 1730 Thomas Grant to Ann Stanford in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Children (Events in Marblehead Unless Stated Otherwise)
Elizabeth Grant b. abt. 1731; m. 6 Nov 1749 Thomas Oliver (bp. 5 Nov 1727); five children: Elizabeth, Jane, Miryam, Thomas, and Mary Oliver
  Thomas Grant, Jr., bp. 3 Oct 1731; m. 12 Jul 1761 Margaret Bubier (bp. 18 Apr 1742, d. 6 Mar 1789); twelve children: Thomas, William, William, Christopher, Anna, Margaret, twins John and Francis, Joseph, John, Francis, and Francis Grant; 7 Aug 1704

What We Know About This Family


The relationship of Thomas Grant as son to Francis and Priscilla Hawkins Grant has not been proven to my absolute satisfaction. The relationship of our ancestor Elizabeth Grant to Thomas and Ann Stanford Grant is based on circumstantial evidence. I will differentiate what is definitely known from what is circumstantially known. If you have any definitive information, please contact me.

An Overview of Their Lives

Thomas Grant according to his probate information was a shoreman who died intestate. Copies of two pages of his probate administration are included in the Documents section. I know that he married Ann Stanford, and a birth record for their son, Thomas, exists, proving his relationship to them. There is no birth or baptismal record for our ancestor, Elizabeth Grant, who married Thomas Oliver, but I believe she was their daughter based on the placement of her name in Thomas' probate papers. Those papers list Thomas Grant, who we know was his son, and directly beneath his name is listed Elizabeth Oliver. They appear at the top of the list of creditors against his insolvent estate.

Was Thomas the son of Francis and Priscilla Hawkins Grant? I know from two sources that Thomas' wife Ann was born in March 1708. Several Thomas Grant birth records appear in the Marblehead Vital Records, but the only one close to Ann's date of birth was the Thomas born to Priscilla. His baptism date was in April of 1708, making them the same age if we assume he was baptized soon after his birth. Probate records exist for Francis Grant and his father, Francis, but they do not shed light on evidence of relationship to the Thomas Grant who married Ann Stanford. Thomas Grant, Jr. married Margaret Bubier, and they had three sons they named Francis. (Two sadly died young, but the name repeated gives evidence of the importance of the name to them). They had several other children with names in the Francis Grant families, but "Francis" is the strongest hint of relationship.

Elizabeth and Thomas Oliver have their own family group page. Thomas Grant Jr. served in General Glover's regiment during the Revolutionary War where he obtained the rank of Captain. He and his wife had twelve children, including a set of twin boys and two other sons, all four of whom died young.

Proof of Relationship

Proof of relationship is surmised with the vital records and the probate administration of Thomas Grant.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family needs substantiation for proof of relationship.



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