Loughmore Grants

The Loughmore Grants should be listed with the Moyne Grants. At the same time as Jeremiah lived in Loughmore Mill, there was another Grant family, headed by Joseph Grant, in the same townland as Loughmore Mill, having children at the same time as Jeremiah the highwayman. Their descendants still maintain the tradition that they were related to Jeremiah but cannot trace the exact relationship. Joseph Grant married Alice (Ally, Else) Fogarty in Loughmore on 30/1/1810. He had a tenancy of 10a. 2r. 0p. (Irish acres) in the townland of Graiguefrahane. Joseph and Alice had seven children baptized in the parish: Their landlords, and the root of all their problems were the Mahers.

1827 Tithe Comp Applotment Book

1843 A John Grant and Anne Fogarty had a child John (23/10/1843) but I cannot connect to the others.

1850 Griffiths

And from Vicki Strickland

John Grant and his wife Ellen Tierney were living in Melbourne before Nov 1852 (I still haven't found what ship they came on so don't have a definite arrival date). John's brother, Peter Charles (or Peter Thomas) Grant came later, arriving in November 1852 with John and Ellen's three young children - Annie 6yrs, Alice 5yrs and Thomas 3yrs. John became a reasonably wealthy publican, owning a substantial hotel in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. He died 30 Aug 1891, aged 90. John's death certificate states his parents were Joseph Grant, farmer, and Alice Fogarty. Unfortunately Thomas Grant b1849 had no sons, only daughters. Thomas had a much younger brother (born 1878 to John Grant's second (and very young!) wife). He was John Martin Grant. John Martin Grant had four sons, all born early 1900s. As yet I have not been able to trace living descendants of any of these sons


Grants of Tipperary