Category: Scotland, Graham Name Study

Categories: Graham Name Study | Clan Graham

CLAN GRAHAM
[Origins of the Clan]

From the records available, the first Graham known in Scotland was Sir William de Graham (or De Graeme), a knight who accompanied David I, England’s premier baron, on his journey north to claim the Scottish crown in 1128. William De Graeme personally witnessed the signing of the charter founding the Abbey of Holyrood in the same year 1128. From this line descended the Montrose line of Grahams, one of the most distinguished families of Scotland and perhaps all of Britain. This knight might have originated from a place listed as “Graeg Ham” in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror in 11th Century in England - now the town of Grantham.

16th Century & Anglo-Scottish Wars

In 1504 Lord Graham, on account of his gallantry was made 1st Earl of Montrose. He would go on to lead part of the Scottish Vanguard against the English at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513, part of the Anglo-Scottish Wars where he was slain. The Clan Graham were among the clans who fought against the English at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh 1547, where the eldest son of the second Earl, Robert, Lord Graham was slain.

Graham's and the Campbell's

Battle of Inverlochy (1645), The Scottish Argyll Covenanter forces of Clan Campbell led by Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll were defeated by the Royalist forces of James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose mainly made up from Clan MacDonald, Clan MacLean and other MacDonald allies from Ireland. After the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645 James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose laid siege to Castle Campbell but was unable to beat the Clan Campbell defenders and failed to take the castle

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abt 1080 Grantham, Lincolnshire, , England
abt 1396 Kincardineshire, Scotland - abt 1420 photo
abt 1730 Scotland
abt 1505
bef 1750 Penninghame, Scotland
1815 Scotland
17 May 1730 Kernock, Perth, Scotland - 1801
bef 1529 Inchbrakie, Perthshire, Scotland - 1575
16 Oct 1758 Slateheugh, Scotland - 05 Apr 1829
abt 1765 Scotland
1675 Inverary, Argyleshire, Scotland - 1782
abt 25 Oct 1612 Montrose, Angus, Scotland - 21 May 1650 photo
abt 1700 Loth, Sutherland, Scotland - 06 May 1785
1839 Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland - 18 Sep 1908
19 Nov 1719 Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland - aft 22 Jun 1763
abt 1508 Morayshire, Scotland - aft 1542

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bef 25 Nov 1739 Monzievaird and Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland photo
abt 1680 - aft 1700
abt 1768 Scotland - abt 1811
16 Jun 1836 Scotland - 24 Dec 1901
abt 1895 Scotland
1820 Scotland
10 Sep 1786 Broadley, Banffshire, Scotland - 16 Feb 1860 photo
1746 Mitchell Swamp, Horry County, South Carolina - 14 May 1811 photo
aft 1125 Montrose Castle, Forfarshire, Scotland - 1200
13 Apr 1773 Mumbiehirst, Canonbie, Scotland photo
30 Apr 1711 Dumfriesshire, Scotland - Aug 1787
1619 Airth, Menteith, Scotland - abt 28 Jan 1653
1795 Penninghame, Scotland
abt 1417 Scotland - aft 24 Jun 1466 photo
abt 1239 Scotland - 28 Apr 1296

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1775 Penninghame, Scotland
abt 1775 Scotland
bef 1830 Scotland - aft 1873
25 Dec 1867 Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 05 Oct 1943
abt 1800
05 Oct 1752 Kinross, Perth, Scotland - 1819
1806 Scotland - 1841
abt 1097 Grantham Graeg Ham, Lincolnshire, England - aft 1139
abt 1802 Scotland - aft 1891
abt 1360 Kincardineshire, Scotland - abt 1424 photo
abt 01 Jan 1840 Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland - abt 01 Jan 1906
abt 1506 Morphie, Kincardineshire, Scotland - 1597 photo

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abt 1230 France - aft 03 Sep 1296 photo




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