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William Graham

Male 1464 - 1513  (~ 50 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Graham was born between 1463 and 1464 (son of William Graham and Helen Douglas); died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.


    "Lord Graham sat in the Parliaments of James III in 1479, 1481, 1482 and 1487, and supported the cause of that monarch against his son and the confederated Lords, being present on the royal side at the battle of Sauchieburn, 11 June 1488. He was soon received into favour, and even familiar friendship, by James IV, and sat in this sovereign's first Parliament 6 October 1488, and in the second 6 February 1491-92. His principal acquisitions were the estates of Aberuthven and Inchbrakie in Perthshire. Between 7 July7 and 20 November 1503 he was created EARL OF MONTROSE, and sat as such in Parliament 3 February 1505-6. On 3 March 1504-5 as William, Earl of Montrose, he had had a charter upon his own resignation of the lands of Old Montrose, which lands, the charter bears, belonged hereditarily to him by the grant of Robert I and the confirmation of David II under their Great Seals, to his predecessors, and which James IV now erected into the free barony and earldom of Montrose. Of the same date he had three other charters, viz. a new erection of the barony of Kincardine, of Aberuthven, Inchbrakie, and others united into a barony of Aberuthven, and of Kynnaber in Forfarshire also erected into a barony. The Earl accompanied James IV in his ill-starred invasion of England, and fell at Flodden, 'sub vexillo regis,' along with his brother George of Callendar, and his brother-in-law, Sir William Edmondstone of Duntreath, 9 September 1513." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below.]

    William married Annabel Drummond on 25 Nov 1479 in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland. Annabel (daughter of John Drummond and Elizabeth Lindsay) died after 1492. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Helen Graham

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Graham was born about 1426 (son of Patrick de Graham and Christian Erskine); died about 1471.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1472


    "William, second Lord Graham, sat in Parliament 9 October 1466, and, on 23 November following, had a protection from Edward IV, along with his relative Patrick, Bishop of St. Andrews, and others, for two years, to come to England, and thence to go to France, Flanders, etc., and return to Scotland. It is known that Bishop Graham went to Rome, and remained there for some years, but how far Lord Graham availed himself of the protection is doubtful. He sat in Parliament again on 14 October 1467 and 21 November 1469, and died about the year 1471." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    William married Helen Douglas before 1460. Helen (daughter of William Douglas and Margaret Hay) was born about 1436; died after 20 Nov 1486. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Helen Douglas was born about 1436 (daughter of William Douglas and Margaret Hay); died after 20 Nov 1486.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1471


    Also Eleanor, Elene, etc.

    "In an action pursued by her against her mother-in-law, Christian, Lady Graham, in 1474, the latter successfully pleaded the exception 'again ye said Elene yt scho suld be under sentence of cursing.'" [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    1. 1. William Graham was born between 1463 and 1464; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.
    2. Agnes Graham was born about 1468; died after 17 Sep 1489.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Patrick de Graham (son of Alexander Graham); died after 24 Jun 1466.

    Patrick married Christian Erskine. Christian (daughter of Robert Erskine and (Unknown) Stewart) died after 1478. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Christian Erskine (daughter of Robert Erskine and (Unknown) Stewart); died after 1478.
    1. 2. William Graham was born about 1426; died about 1471.

  3. 6.  William Douglas was born on 24 Feb 1398 in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland (son of George Douglas and Mary Stewart); died in Oct 1437.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Sep 1437


    2nd earl of Angus. He and his wife were 5X-great grandparents of James VI and I (1566-1625).

    "He was one of the negotiators for the release of James I [S.] in 1423. Was Ambassador to England, 1430, and Warden of the Middle Marches, 1433. He defeated the English at Piperden, 10 Sep. 1435."[Complete Peerage, citation details below]

    CP dates his marriage to about 1425, but The Ancestry of Charles II (citation details below) notes that the prenuptial dispensation for the marriage was dated 6 Jan 1414/15.

    William married Margaret Hay about 1414 in Yester Castle, Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of William Hay and Elizabeth) was born about 1400; died after 22 Apr 1484. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Margaret Hay was born about 1400 (daughter of William Hay and Elizabeth); died after 22 Apr 1484.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1483

    1. George Douglas died on 12 Mar 1463.
    2. 3. Helen Douglas was born about 1436; died after 20 Nov 1486.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Alexander Graham (son of William de Graham and (Unknown first wife of William Graham)); died between 14 Mar 1416 and 8 Jan 1422.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1420

    1. 4. Patrick de Graham died after 24 Jun 1466.

  2. 10.  Robert Erskine (son of Thomas Erskine and Janet Keith); died between 7 Sep 1451 and 6 Nov 1452.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1452


    1st Lord Erskine.

    "[K]nighted before 20 Dec. 1400; was taken prisoner at the battle of Homildon, 14 Sep. 1402; was one of the hostages for the ransom of King James in 1424, when his revenue was estimated at 1,000 marks, being set at liberty 19 June 1425. He was made a Lord of Parl., as LORD ERSKINE [S.], in or shortly before I438. Soon after the death (1435) of Alexander, husband of Isabel, suo jure Countess of Mar (to which Alexander and his heirs by her that Earldom had been resigned), Lord Erskine was served h. to the said Countess Isabel, and having had seizin 21 Nov. 1438, assumed the title of EARL OF MAR [S.]." [Complete Peerage, citation details below]

    Robert married (Unknown) Stewart. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 11.  (Unknown) Stewart (daughter of Robert Stewart and Joan Stewart).
    1. 5. Christian Erskine died after 1478.

  4. 12.  George Douglas was born between 1378 and 1380 (son of William de Douglas and Margaret Stewart); died in 1403 in England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1376
    • Alternate birth: Bef 1379
    • Alternate death: Aft 14 Sep 1402


    1st Earl of Angus.

    "He was taken captive at the battle of Homildon Hill on 14 September 1402, and as ransom was refused by King Henry IV, he remained a prisoner in England, and died of the plague." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    George married Mary Stewart after 24 May 1397. Mary (daughter of Robert III, King of Scots and Annabella Drummond) was born about 1382; died after 20 Mar 1458; was buried in Strathblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 13.  Mary Stewart was born about 1382 (daughter of Robert III, King of Scots and Annabella Drummond); died after 20 Mar 1458; was buried in Strathblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Aft 1377
    • Alternate death: Aft 1425
    • Alternate death: Aft 1457
    • Alternate death: Aft Feb 1462


    Also called Marion Stewart.

    1. 6. William Douglas was born on 24 Feb 1398 in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland; died in Oct 1437.

  6. 14.  William Hay was born in in of Locherworth, East Lothian, Scotland (son of Thomas de Haya and Joanna Gifford); died before Aug 1421.


    Sheriff of Peebles.

    William married Elizabeth. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  7. 15.  Elizabeth


    Andrew B. W. MacEwen, quoted by Adrian Benjamin Burke (citation details below), believes that this first wife of William Hay may have been a Cunningham. He also points out that Hay's second wife, supposed to have been a Hay of Erroll, was actually a Borthwick.

    1. 7. Margaret Hay was born about 1400; died after 22 Apr 1484.