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1850 William was Stephen and Mary Ann's fifth son, was born on 17th March 1850 in Tipperary. He should have been easy to trace because he went to Dublin to live, but appears to have lost touch with his brother Thomas (my great-grandfather) there, as our family had no record of their descendants.
1876 Feb 3. His sister Anne married John Hasett in Dublin by license. William was a witness
1881 Apr/Jun, Dublin North vol 2, page 441. William Grant married Elizabeth Matson, eldest daughter of late William & Elizabeth Matson, Dublin. William started a Family Bible about this time
1900. My grandfather had a press cutting of William Grant in the select vestry at All Saints Church, Grangegorman in 1900. My grandfather's notes say William became postmaster at Clontarf and had five sons. We have the professions of these sons at this date from family information.The only other known facts are that William or Stephen worked at Dockerells Wallpaper Co in Dublin.
1901 census gives him living at 28 Great Western Square, Arran Quay, Dublin.He is listed as a "stationary clerk" and is given as married not widowed. There are 5 sons living at home, but his wife Elizabeth is not there. The most probable place she was would be as a maternity nurse in Howth , as this is the only woman called Elizabeth Grant of the right age and C of I., furthr she is given as born in England which is implied by William Grant's Family Bible entry on her parents coming over to Dublin from Hampshire.
1908 He died in 1908 (Apr/Jun 1908 vol 2, p547). His widow, Elizabeth Grant died aged 53, 10 July 1908: widow of late William Grant of Drumcondra, eldest daughter of late William & Elizabeth Matson, Dublin
By the 1911 census the family has split up.