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Stephen Graham (abt. 1774 - 1856)

Stephen Graham
Born about in Bewcastle, Cumberland, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Aug 1805 in Arthuret, Cumberland, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Longtown, Cumberland, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Stephen Graham was born about 1774[1] to Andrew Graham and Jane Graham. He died in 1856.[2]

Buried Arthuret, Cumberland, England


Husband: Stephen Graham
Wife: Jane Baty

Married 13 Aug 1805

entry #128 shows Stephen and Jane were married by license by John James, curate, in presence of Thomas Bowman & John Beaty [3]


Andrew Graham (abt.1805-abt.1877)
William Graham (abt.1810-aft.1871)
Mary Graham (abt.1815-aft.1871)
Jane (Graham) Turnbull (abt.1819-1907)


1841 Main St, Longtown, Cumberland, England

GRAHAM: Stephen 65 ag lab, William 30 ag lab, May (sic) 20, Edward 5 mos [4]

1851 English St, Longtown, Cumberland, England

GRAHAM: Stephen 77 ag lab, b Bewcastle; Children (both b Longtown): William 40 unm ag lab; Mary 36 housekeeper; Grdson: David 10 scholar b Longtown [1]
(next hsehold was an Ellen Graham, unm, 56 with grdson Geo, 11, both b Longtown, and the one after that was the hsehold of Mary Beaty/Baty, widow of Stephen's brother-in-law Andrew Baty)

Research notes

Please see also the notes on my website Henderson-2297

Stephen's baptism?

A baptism for Stephen has not been found.
The same kind soul who gave me the lead for the will below that solved his parentage (1810 Grimston Graham) also posits that the 1774 Bewcastle baptism of a Stephen to an Andrew and Jane Routledge of Craggs is actually this Stephen with the Minister having written in the wrong surname, supporting evidence being that no other evidence of a couple of the name given in the records is obvious in the records, yet a few years before there was a son baptised to Andrew and Jane Graham of Craggs who died young and is buried at Arthuret.
This supports the theory with both Arthuret connections, and for a couple of the right surname actually being in the area.
I like the idea, as does a Bewcastle expert who adds that the Routledge family had NO children called Stephen anywhere.

Who is the Edward with Stephen in 1841?

Is he the David of the same age with him in 1851? ie the David, illegitimate son of Mary?

Stephen's parents

Evidence of his father, 2 uncles and a cousin comes from an 1810 will of Grimston Graham of Fauld.
It states that Stephen was his nephew via his late brother Andrew.
Likewise a Fanny, wife of William Scaife, is a niece via Grimston's brother David.


From our side there's a dearth of close relatives to easily be able to narrow down which bits of DNA that has to be from our Cumberland ancestry is from this family, We are operating at the difficult end of the range for autosomal matches to easily fall into place. But we live in hope! Henderson-2297


  1. 1.0 1.1 1851 Census: Longtown, Dist of Arthuret, CUL HO107/2428 ED 5a Sched 16, hsehold of Stephen GRAHAM, image available / FindMyPast
  2. Dth 25 Dec 1856 Stephen GRAHAM, reg. Longtown Dec qtr 10b/217 (copy held)
    cert shows Stephen as aged 82, a road labourer, who died of old age at English St, Longtown, with no medical attendant. Informant was Mary Graham (assumed to be his dtr), X her mark, present at the death. Reg. 26th Dec
  3. Marr. 1805 Stephen GRAHAM and Jane BATY, Bishop's Transcripts for Arthuret
  4. 1841 Census: Longtown, Sub Dist Low Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, Eskdale Hundred, CUL, HO107/167/3 Folio 6 ED 1 Pg 6, hsehold of Stephen GRAHAM, image available FindMyPast / Ancestry
  • WikiTree profile Graham-2157 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. (Reference: 10878)

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