Grant, Colquhoun (d. 1792), Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart, elder son of the Stuart claimant to the throne, in the highlands and was active in obtaining recruits. According to one account of his exploits during the rising of 1745, he was one of those detached by ...
T. F. Henderson
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Brian D. Osborne
Macdonell, Alexander Ranaldson, of Glengarry (1773–1828), chief of clan Macdonell or Macdonnell of Glengarry and soldier, was born on 15 September 1773 at Invergarry, Inverness-shire, the first of nine children of Duncan Macdonell (c.1744–1788), chief of clan Macdonell of Glengarry, and ...
Roger J. Robinson
Mercer, James (bap. 1734, d. 1804), poet and soldier, was baptized in Aberdeen on 16 February 1734, the elder of two sons of Thomas Mercer (d. 1760×69), merchant, and his wife, Margaret Rickart (d. 1780×89). His father belonged to a cadet branch of the prominent Jacobite family ...