Subject: D. L. Grant.
I think this must be your fellow .... Born 19/2/1890 at Rosehall Cottage in the Hawkhill district of Dundee; Parents Andrew Grant, butcher and Sophia Macpherson who had married in Dundee on 30/12/1873. (Statutory record ref 2821 entry 167).
He married at 41 Kirk St, Lochee, Dundee on 21/7/1913 after Banns according to the Established Church of Scotland:
David Grant, master butcher, bachelor, age 23y of Tofthill, Lochee; parents Andrew Grant master butcher and Sophia Macpherson are both deceased. His wife was Jeannie Traynor, laundry maid, spinster, age 22y of Kirk St, Lochee; Parents James Traynor, fruiterer and Mary Stitt also both deceased.
Witnesses Maria Gilatly and Annie Connelly (ref 282/5 entry 113).
Their son David Lawson Grant was born on 29/3/1914.
Jeannie was Jane Mary Stitt Traynor. She died in Edinburgh in 1929 by which time her husband was a lodging house keeper in the Grassmarket.
David must have re-married outside Scotland for I can not find the record. When he died on 2681947 in Edinburgh his spouse is named as Rosa Alice Craik Barnford. He was still manager of a men's hostel and his late father is recorded as a Hotel proprietor. Parents names confirm this is the correct person. Ref 68516 entry 660. Rosa died in 1972 and it seems DLG was her 2nd husband.
Census 1881 for Fords Lane Dundee ... index only looked at..
Andrew Grant 27y butcher;.
Sophia wife 27y,.
children are Colin M. 5y, Annie S. 4y, Thomas 3y, Agnes W. ly.
Census 1891 shows them in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Index only looked at here too not the actual record.
Ann Steel Grant 74y;.
Andrew Grant 38y;.
Sophia 38y, Annie 14y, Tom 13y, Agnes 11 y, Dora 8y, Andrew 6y and David ly.
(presume Ann Steel Grant is Andrew's mother?).
1891 census. Colin is 16, a butcher, and listed as a boarder with a family at 109 Logie Street, Dundee. The head of the family is Robert C Lawson. So Colin is lodging with the Lawsons only 1 year after David is born (Which is when the rest of the family is at the Victoria Hotel, Blairgowrie). Wonder if this is the source of David's middle name? Maybe a friend of the famiy or maybe Robert Lawson's wife, Jane, is related to the Grants?. Born Rosehall Cottage, Hawkhill. 19 FEB 1890. Dundee, Angus, Scotland. 1890 Dundee, Forfarshire.  19 FEB 1890. Rosehall Cottage, Hawkhill, Dundee. 
Died 26 AUG 1947. Edinburgh 
Event: Birth Certificate. 19 FEB 1890. 
Occupation: Manager of men's hostel. AUG 1947. 
Event: Marriage Fact. Statutory record ref 282/1 entry 167. Marriage 30 DEC 1873. Dundee
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