Grant, Francis Richard Charles (1834 -1899)
Colonel Francis Richard Charles Grant of the 16th Lancers was the third son of Sir Francis Grant, of the Lodge, Melton Mowbray, President of the Royal Academy, and the eldest by his second wife, Isabella, daughter of Richard Norman Esq., and Elizabeth Isabella, elder daughter of Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a pensioner 3 February 1851 but did not reside. He served with the 9th Lancers in the Indian Mutiny, and was present throughout the siege and assault on Delhi, where he had two horses shot under him. He was also present at the relief of Lucknow. He served in North China as aide de camp to Sir Hope Grant throughout the campaign of 1860, and was present at the capture of Peking. Colonel Grant was an authority on eighteenth century English literature. His library was sold in four parts, by Puttick & Simpson 12 January 1881 and 16 November 1881, and by Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge 7 & 9 May 1900.