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William Graham

Male 1464 - 1513  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name William Graham 
    Born Between 1463 and 1464  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1513  Flodden Field, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I26544  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2020 

    Father William Graham,   b. Abt 1426,   d. Abt 1471  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Helen Douglas,   b. Abt 1436,   d. Aft 20 Nov 1486  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1460  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F15870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annabel Drummond,   d. Aft 1492 
    Married 25 Nov 1479  Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Helen Graham
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    2. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    3. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    4. [S2476] Adrian Benjamin Burke, "The Livingston Ancestry of the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland." The Genealogist 27:28, 27:163, 2013; 28:58, 2014.