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History of the Bean Family Page 2.
John Bean had a large farm in the parish of Dishpen, and a fine place and property in the neighbourhood of Inverness. He married Janet Grant of the family of grant of Grant, Inverness. (James Grant was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1688.).
The first mention we find of the Grants is when sir Walter Ogilvie, the ancestor of the Earls of Findlater and Seafield, married Lady Mary Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Morton; for their daughter Mary married Sir John Grant of Grant. Later on after the titles of Finlater and Seafield had been conferred, we find that Margaret Ogilvie daughter of the 5th Earl of Finlater and 2nd Earl of Seafield, married Sir Ludovic Grant. They had 7 daughters, one of whom was Janet Grant, who married John Bean of Dishpen. Margaret's grandson, Sir Lewis Alexander Grant, succeeded as 5th Earl of Seafield; he was born 22 March 1767 and died unmarried in 1840. The title of Findlater is now extinct, but the present Earl, the 11th Earl of Seafield is quite a young man and was brought up and married in New Zealand. (See later on).
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