NameLady Freuchie , F
Spouses
Birth Datebef 1413
Birth PlaceInverness-Shire, Scotland
Death Date1495
Death PlaceFreuchie, Morayshire, Scotland
MotherLady Matilda GILBERT Of Glencarnie , F (~1395-<1434)
Marr Dateabt 1434
Marr PlaceFreuchie, Morayshire, Scotland
ChildrenCatherine , F (~1435-)
 John Mór , M (~1438-1482)
 Murial , F (~1442-~1472)
Notes for Duncan (Spouse 1)
He [John “Ian Ruadh”] was most probably the husband of Matilda of Glancarnie, the daughter of Gilbert of Glencarnie.

The date of Ian Ruadh Grant’s death is uncertain, but

Matilda of Glencarnie died before 31 January 1434, leaving issue:

1. Duncan Grant, afterwards Sir Duncan Grant of Freuchie.

2. Patrick Mac Ian Roy, who is said … to have married Janet, third daughter of Malcolm … of Mackintosh …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VII, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 454-5.
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Sir Duncan Grant, Knight, first called of Freuchie, born on or before 1413. He was knighted between 1460 and 1464.

On 31 January 1434-35, as Duncan le Grant, he received a precept of sasine from King James I for infefting him as lawful heir of his deceased mother Matilda of Glencarnie in the fifth part of the barony of Rothes Wisemand and Burmuckty (Barmuckity), the two Fochabers, a half of Surestown (Sheriffston), and an annualrent of two merks from the town of Thornhill, all in the sheriffdom of Elgin.

He was styled ‘Duncan le Graunte of Fruychy’ in a precept of 31 August 1453.

As Sir Duncan, he was retoured, first on 25 February 1464-65, and finally on 7 February 1468-69, as heir in the lands of Congash of his grandfather Gilbert of Glencarnie, who is said to have died about thirty years before.

He died 1495, as appears from a short Latin chronicle relating to the Highlands, by James mcGregor, Dean of Lismore, who died in 1542.

It is said that he married Murial Mackintosh, daughter of Malcolm, tenth chief of the Mackintosh, but the evidence points to her having married, John Grant, Sir Duncan’s son.

Sir Duncan Grant had issue,

one son and two daughters:

1. John
2. Catherine, married, as his third wife, to Lachlan Machintosh, called ‘Badenoch,’ and was the ancestoress of the chiefs of Mackintosh. …
3. Muriel, married to Patrick Leslie of Balquhain, and had issue. She died c. 1472.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VII, Edinburgh, 1906, pp.455-6.
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The elder son,
DUNCAN GRANT, Knight, the first Grant to be called "of Freuchie", was born in or before 1413. He was knighted between 1460 and 1464.

On 31 January 1434-35, as Duncan le Grant, he received a precept of sasine from King James I for infefting him as lawful heir of his deceased mother Matilda of Glencarnie in the fifth part of the barony of Rothes Wiseman and Burmuckty (Barmuckity), the two Fochabers, a half of Surestown (Sheriffston), and an annual rent of two merks from the town of Thornhill, all in the sheriffdom of Elgin.

He was styled "Duncan le Graunte of Fruychy" in a precept of 31 August 1453. As Sir Duncan he was retoured, first on 25 February 1464-65, and finally on 7 February 1468-69, as heir in the lands of Congash of his grandfather Gilbert of Glencairnie, who is said to have died about thirty years before.

Sir Duncan died 1495, as appears from a short Latin chronicle relating to the Highlands, by James M'Gregor, Dean of Lismore, who died in 1542.

It is said that he married Muriel Mackintosh, daughter of Malcolm, 10th Chief of the Mackintoshes, but the evidence points to her having married John Grant, Sir Duncan's son.

Sir Duncan Grant had issue one son and two daughters:-

A1 JOHN.
a1. Catherine, married, as his 3rd wife, to Lachlan Mackintosh, called "Badenoch", and was the ancestress of the Chiefs of Mackintosh. She is said also to have married Alexander Baillie of Dunain and Sheuglie.
a2. Muriel, married to Patrick Leslie of Balquhain, and had issue. She died ca. 1472.

Source: Grant of Freuchie and of Grant - http://www.baronage.co.uk/bphtm-03/grant-02.html#Anchor-JOHN
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THE GRANTS OF FREUCHIE.

I. Sir Duncan Grant of Freuchie, the son of Matilda of Glancairnie, is first designed as of Freuchie in a precept of sasine by Archibald douglas, Earl of Moray, for infefting John the Hay of Mayne in the lands of Glenbeg, dated 31st August, 1453. He at this time possessed only one-half of the barony of Freuchie, the other half being the property of Marjory Lude, who, on 28th July, 1473, granted it to her son, Patrick Grant, in return for a payment of 600 merks.

On 7th February, 1468, Duncan was served heir to his grandfather, Gilbert of Glencairnie in the lands of Congash, then in the hands of the Crown, by reason of non-entry.

Probably born about 1413, he was infeft on 31st January, 1434, by Precept from Chancery, as heir of his mother, in part of the barony of Rothes, the two Fochabers, and others.

He was knighted between 1457 and 1464.

In a dispute between the Laird of Mackintosh and Hugh Rose of Kilravock, regarding the letting of lands in Urquhart and Glenmorriston, dated 26th March, 1479, he was appointed one of the arbiters.

In 1457 he was Crown tacksman of Ballindalloch.

He was alive on 15th September, 1484, and died in the following year.

He married Murial, daughter of Malcolm, tenth chief of Mackintosh,

and had issue:


1. John.
2. Catherine, married Lachlan Mackintosh, called “Badenoch,” and had issue. She is also said to have married Alexander Baillie of Duncan and Sheuglie, and had issue.
3. Muriel, married Patrick Leslie of Balquhain, and had issue. She died in 1472.

Source: THE GRANTS OF CORRIMONY, by Francis J. Grant, W.S., Berwick, 1895, pp. 7-8.
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