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Richard Robb Grant

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Richard Robb Grant, engineer, of Turnbull, Grant and Jack

c.1823 Born in Glasgow

1857 Married Catherine Napier in Glasgow[1], daughter of Peter Napier.

1877 Was one of the trustees dealing with the Napier business after Robert Napier's death.

1881 Mechanical Engineer & Ironfounder, the firm employing 300 men, lived in Partick with Catherine Grant 50, Catherine N Grant 21, Agnes R Grant 19, Hector Grant 17, Edith Grant 16, Jane N Grant 14, Richard Grant 13, James H Grant 12, Peter N Grant 10[2]

1891 Engine Maker & Iron Founder, lived in Partick, with Catherine N Grant 60, Catherine N Grant 31, Richard Grant 28, engineer's draughtsman, Peter N Grant 20, medical student[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census