Born: January 15, 1780, Kidderpore (now Khidirpur), Kolkata, India.
Died: July 9, 1838, Dapooree (now Dapoli), Maharashtra, India.
Buried: St. Mary’s Church, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra, India.
Robert was the son of was Charles Grant, East India Company director and Member of Parliament for Inverness.
His family moved from India to England when Robert was six years old. He attended Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA 1801, MA 1804), and became a lawyer in 1807.
In 1826, he became a Member of Parliament for Inverness. He became Privy Councilor in 1831, and Judge Advocate General in 1832. In 1834, he was knighted, and returned to India to be Governor of Bombay (Mumbai).
His work appeared in the Christian Observer (1806–15), Elliott’s Psalms and Hymns (1835), and Sacred Poems, published posthumously by his brother, Lord Glenelg, in 1839, and reprinted in 1844 and 1868.