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 History of the Bean Family page 3



The old Dowager Countess of Seafield died in Oct 1911 and had been widowed since 1881. She was for many years a close friend of Queen Victoria and both King Edward VII and King George V have been entertained by her. Queen Alexandra often stayed in Castle Grant, which is considered one of the treasure houses of Scotland. Lord Seafield, it is said, ...
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History of the Bean Family page 3

The old Dowager Countess of Seafield died in Oct 1911 and had been widowed since 1881. She was for many years a close friend of Queen Victoria and both King Edward VII and King George V have been entertained by her. Queen Alexandra often stayed in Castle Grant, which is considered one of the treasure houses of Scotland. Lord Seafield, it is said, possessed the largest private forests in the United Kingdom. They extend over an area of 300,000 miles and cover a vast part of Elgin, Inverness and Banff.
The houses and lands include Castle Grant, in Morayshire, Cullen House in Banff: Balmacaan in Inverness: and Tulchan Lodge, where King Edward and King George have often stayed. She was the Chieftainess of the Clan Grant and her funeral service was held in front of Grant Castle. The interrment took place at Grantown, where for 6 centuries, successive generations of Grants have been buried. It was a Highland Funeral, remembered with a lament played by the piper of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The Chief Mourners were the Earl of Seafield, Mr Wm. G.C. Gladstone, the Earl of Cassilis, the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Sir Reginald McCleod of Macleod, and the Rev. Lord Blythswood and others. To the trailing music of Highland dirges played by a ...


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