James Grant - 8th Bart of Luss

Personal data
Date of birth
1738-05-19
in Scotland
Date of death
1811-02-18
Alias
Sir James Grant of Grant
8th Baronet of Luss
8th Baronet of Colquhoun
Biography

8th Bart of Luss (1773-). Son of Sir Ludovick Grant (1707-1773) and Margaret Ogilvy (d. 1757). Married Jane Duff in 1763.

Castle Grant
Castle Grant - family seat of the Grants of Grant

Grant was educated at Westminster School, London and at Christ's College, Cambridge. He succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Elginshire in 1761, a seat he held until 1768, and from 1790 to 1795 was MP for Banffshire, succeeding James Ferguson.

James Grant died at the family seat of Castle Grant on February 18, 1811. He was succeeded by his son, Lewis Alexander, who later that year also succeeded his second cousin James Ogilvy as 5th Earl of Seafield.  

Life with Boswell

Boswell met a Mr. Grant, son to Sir Ludovic at Lady Frances Erskine's on November 29, 1762.