'Graham07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Graham of Airth, Graham of Boquhapple, Graham of Glassford, Graham of Menteith (Monteith), Graham of Mount Keanston, Graham of Rednock

Malise Graham, 1st Earl of Menteith (b c1407, d before 19.05.1490)
Malise inherited the title of Earl of Strathearn/Strathern from his mother but King James I conferred that title upon his uncle Walter and replaced Mailse's earldom with that of Menteith (often spelled "Monteith"). Malise's first wife is named as Ann Vere by BE1883 (Graham of Strathern , etc) but as Jane de Rochford by TSP (Menteith). BE1883 identifies Alexander, John and Walter as being by Ann Vere. We show that Euphame was by her as well but that is an assumption. We show the second John and Walter as by his second wife following an indication to that effect by TSP.
m1. Ann de Vere (dau of Henry de Vere, Earl of Oxford) or Jane de Rochford
1. Alexander Graham (dvp before 19.04.1471)
2. Patrick Graham of Kilpont, Craiguchty and Auchmore (dvp c1488 ?)
  m. (c24.01.1455-6) Isobel Erskine (dau of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord)
A. Alexander Graham, 2nd Earl of Menteith (d before 27.02.1536-7)
  This Alexander is shown by BE1883 and some other sources as being son of the 1st Earl's son Alexander rather than of Patrick. We follow TSP.
  m. Margaret Buchanan (dau of Walter Buchanan of that ilk)
  i. William Graham, 3rd Earl of Menteith (d before 23.01.1544)
m. (before 06.1521) Margaret Moubray (a 07.1548, dau of John Moubray of Barnbougle)
  a. John Graham, 4th Earl of Menteith (d 01.1564-5)
  m. (mcrt 08.10.1548) Marion Seton (d 23.06.1567, dau of George Seton, 4th Lord)
  (1) William Graham, 5th Earl of Menteith (b c1552, d 09.1578)
  m. (mcrt 15.05.1571) Margaret Douglas (dau of Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig)
  (A) John Graham, 6th Earl of Menteith (b c1573, d 12.1598)
  m. (mcrt 22.10.1587/9) Mary Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy)
  (i) William Graham, 7th Earl of Menteith, Earl of Strathern, 1st Earl of Airth & Menteith (b 1589, d 1661)
Showing what may be described at best as a foolish want of tact, Earl William (previously high in royal favour, having been appointed President of the Privy Council, etc), following an initially successful attempt to reclaim the earldom of Strathern (see note above), made issue of the argument that his descent from David Stewart, Earl of Strathearn (elder son of King Robert II by his second marriage) gave him a stronger claim to the throne than King Charles I whose descent from King Robert II's eldest son by his first marriage was open to doubt because of uncertainties of the legality of that marriage (see note at the top of Stewart02). The King showed who was boss, deprived the Earl of his offices, forced him into internal exile, and reduced the precedence of the 300-year old earldom of Menteith by replacing it with a new earldom of Airth, although the name Menteith was added to the title.
  m. (c1611) Agnes Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 6th Lord)
  (a) John Graham, Lord Kinpont (b c1613, dvp 09.1644)
  m. (mcrt 11.04.1632) Mary Keith (d 04.1663, dau of William Keith, 6th Earl Marischal)
  ((1)) William Graham, 2nd Earl of Airth and Menteith (b c1634, dsp 12.09.1694)
  m1. (before 28.04.1677, div) Anna Hewes
  m2. (04.04.1685) Catherine Bruce (d 1692/3, dau of Thomas Bruce of Blairhall)
  partner(s) unknown
  ((A))+ 1 son and 1 daughter
  ((C)) Margaret Graham
  m. Alexander Stirling of Auchyll
  ((2)) Mary Graham (d 1720)
  m. (08.10.1662) Sir John Allardice of Allardice (bpt 12.12.1641, d 04.1676)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Graham (d 1672)
m. (01.1664) Sir William Graham, 1st Bart of Gartmore (d 12.1684)
  ((4)) Catherine Graham
  m. _ Sellick of London
  (b) Sir James Graham of Airth (a 1683)
  m1. Margaret Erskine (dau of James Erskine, Earl of Buchan)
  ((1)) Marion Graham
  m. (?) Walter Graham of Gartur
  m2. Isabella Bramhall (dau of John Bramhall)
((2)) Helen Graham (b c1661, d 17.03.1709)
  m. Sir Arthur Rawdon, 2nd Bart of Moira (b 17.10.1662, d 17.10.1695)
  (c) Archibald Graham (a 1682, 7th son)
  m. Janet Johnston
  ((1)) John Graham (dvpsp)
  (d) Mary Graham (d 28.01.1653)
  m. Sir John Campbell, 4th Bart of Glenorchy (d 06.1686)
(e) Margaret Graham
  m.(15.07.1633) Alexander Stewart, younger of Garlies (dvp)
  (f) Anne Graham
  m. Sir Mungo Murray of Blebo
  (g) Jean Graham
  m. (sp) John Chisholm of Cromlix
  (h)+ other issue (dsp) - Andrew (d young?), Robert, Patrick, Charles
  (ii) Christian Graham
  m. Sir John Blackadder, Bart of Tulliallan (a 07.1626)
  (B) George Graham (d 04.1617)
  m. Grisel Stirling (dau of Henry Stirling of Ardoch)
  (i)+ issue - John, Elspeth
(C) Helen Graham
  (2) George Graham of Rednock (b c1555, a 1610)
  m. Agnes Macdougall
  (A) James Graham of Easter Rednock (dsp c1610)
  (B) Dougall Graham (a 1609)
  (C) John Graham of Easter Rednock (a 03.1619)
  m. Jean Kinross
  (i) Marion Graham
  m. John Graham of Duchray (b c1600, d 1700)
  (ii) Anna Graham
  m. (mcrt 19.07.1645) Alexander Colquhoun of Camstradden
(iii) Elizabeth Graham
  m. John Macfarlane
  (iv) Mary Graham (d unm)
  (D)+ other issue - Walter, Archibald
  partner unknown
  (F) Hew Graham (a 1609)
(3) Mary Graham
  m. (01.1560-1) George Buchanan of that ilk (d by 03.1599)
  b. Walter Graham of Gartavertane (a 1547)
  c. Robert Graham of Wester Boquhapple, later of Gartmore (d c1573)
m. Elizabeth Erskine (natural dau of Thomas, Master of Erskine)
  (1) Margaret Graham (d 08.1573)
  partner(s) unknown
  (2)+ other issue - John, Christian
d. Gilbert Graham of Beircrofts & Gartavertane
  m. (before 1562) Helen Kincaid (dau of John Kincaid of Warriston)
  e. Andrew Graham of Boquhapple and Gartavertane
  f. Margaret Graham
  m. (21.04.1541) Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll (d 1558)
  g. Christian Graham --
  m. (before 03.1553) Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth (d before 29.01.1596) --
  ii. Walter Graham (d before 1558)
  m1. Margaret Shaw (dau of _ Shaw of Knockhill)
  m2. Isobel Graham
  iii. Marion Graham probably of this generation
  m. Robert Buchanan (of Leny family)
B. Henry Graham
  C. Thomas Graham
3. John Graham of Kilbride (d c1488?)
  This John is thought to have been the 'Sir John with a Bright Sword' who may have been ancestor of the Grahams of Netherby and Esk. However, TSP (Menteith) throws some doubt on this not least because there is some evidence that this John had no surviving lawful male issue.
  m. Margaret Muschet (possibly dau of James Muschet of Tolgarth)
  A. Margaret Graham
  m. Malcolm Drummond of Meggour
4. Euphame Graham (a 1495)
  m1. Robert Vaus of Barnbarroch (d after 06.03.1459)
  m2. Sir William Stewart of Garlies
m2. Marion Campbell (possibly dau of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy)
5. John Graham
  This John, second of the name in this family, is reported by TSP to have been confused with John of Kilbride. This John may have been father of ...
  A. Thomas Graham of Dunans (d before 10.11.1568)
6. Walter Graham, later of Kilbride (d before 1531)
  m. Marjorie Campbell
  A. Thomas Graham of Glassford, Boquhapple, etc (d 1562)
  m. Christine Oliphant
i. George Graham of Glassford, Boquhapple, etc (d 26.01.1598-9)
  m. Marjorie Graham
  a. Thomas Graham of Glassford, Boquhapple, etc
  m. (mcrt 06.07.1609) Isobel Schaw
  (1) William Graham of Boquhapple
  m. (mcrt 8/28.07.1622) Margaret Stirling (dau of William Stirling of Auchyle)
(A) Walter Graham of Boquhapple
  m. (c1648) Jean Graham (dau of George Graham, 5th of Claverhouse)
  (i) William Graham of Boquhapple (d 02.1736)
  m1. Janet Herries ('dau of William Herries of Hartwood, son of Rev. Robert Herries')
  (a) Herries Graham who d 02.1733 having married ...
  m. Michael Malcolm of Balbedie (b 1683, d 10.04.1754)
  m2. Catherine Lythgow (dau of James Lythgow of Drygrange)
  (ii)+ other issue - Patrick, Mungo, Marion
  (B) Elizabeth Graham
  m. Andrew McLachlan of Drumlean
  (C)+ other issue - Patrick ,Thomas
  b.+ other issue - George, John, James, Margaret, Janet, Marion, Katrine, Helen, Barbara
  ii. James Graham (d 26.12.1575)
  iii. Marion Graham
  m. (1558) William Schaw, younger of Knockhill
  iv. other daughters
  B. Patrick Graham (a 1530, rector of Kilmore ?) ancestor of Grahams of Soyoch
  C. Patrick Graham ancestor of Grahams of Drumlean, Daldouran/Dundurran, Bowton of Kilbride, Ballochallan

Main source(s): TSP (Menteith), TSP (Airth), BE1883 (Graham of Stathern, Monteith and Airth)
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