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William Graham, 3rd Lord Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose

William Graham, 3rd Lord Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose

Male Abt 1463 - 1513  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name William Graham, 3rd Lord Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Suffix 3rd Lord Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose 
    Born Abt 1463  Kincardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Gender Male 
    AFN 9GCM-NG 
    Died 9 Sep 1513  Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: battle of Flodden 
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: Calculate date> in his 14th year of age in 1477.

      IDENTITY: William was a minor at his father's death, and his ward and marriage were granted by James III. to Thomas, Lord Erskine, and James Shaw of Sauchie. The records of the Burgh of Stirling bear that on 16 May 1477 William, Lord le Grame, being in the fourteenth year of his age, swore upon the gospels to stand for his profit and honour to the counsel and deliverances of Thomas, Lord le Erskine, his uncle, Alexander Erskine, Lord Erskine's son and heir-apparent, John Drummond of Cargill, afterwards first Lord Drummond, and Mr. John Lyon of Curtastone, in all his actions and rules touching his person and lordship till the twenty-first year of his age complete, the curators on the other hand promising them to give good and salutary counsel to their ward. Between 7 July 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 be 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.
    • KINSHIP: Son and heir.

      BIRTH: Date Calculated> In his 14th year (age 13) in 1477.

      MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Battles of Sauchieburn 1488; battle of Flodden 1513.

      TITLES: Lord Graham [S.].
      TITLES: Created Earl of Montrose [S.] in 1503.

      DISTINCTION: A familiar friend of James IV.

      DEATH: Cause> Slain at the battle of Flodden.
    Person ID I273199  Stewart Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2013 

    Father William Graham, 2nd Lord Graham,   b. Abt 1433, Kincardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1471  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor Douglas,   d. Aft 20 Nov 1486 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1460 
    Family ID F25193  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Janet Edmonstone,   b. Abt 1483, of, Duntreath, Strathblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Apr 1506  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    • MARRIAGE: Janet is who is conjoined with Walter in the charter of the barony of
      Aberuthven, dated 17 March 1504-5. [9]
    • STATUS: 2nd marriage for husband.
    Children 
     1. Andrew Graham, Bishop of Dunblane,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Helen Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Jean Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F139077  Group Sheet

    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Janet Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F136462  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Annabella Drummond,   d. Abt 1499 
    Married 25 Nov 1479  [9, 10
    Type: Contract 
    • STATUS: 1st marriage for husband.
    Children 
    +1. Janet Graham,   d. Aft 1513
    +2. Walter Graham, of Cairnie,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Helen Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jean Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Elizabeth Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. William Graham, 2nd Earl of Montrose,   b. Between 1480 and 1500, of, Montrose, Angusshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1571, Kincardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
    Family ID F2416  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Christian Wawane,   b. Abt 1480, of, Seggie, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1511  [3, 8
    • STATUS: 3rd marriage for husband; 3rd marriage for wife.
    Children 
    +1. Patrick Graham, of Inchbraikie,   b. of, Inchbrakie, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1538
     2. Andrew Graham,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F139079  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1463 - Kincardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: battle of Flodden - 9 Sep 1513 - Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1849] National Archives of Scotland [http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue].

    2. [S41] Medieval, royalty, nobility family group sheets (filmed 1996), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Department. Medieval Family History Unit, (Manuscript. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1996), FHL film 1553977-1553985..

    3. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 4 p. 337.

    4. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 6 p. 223.

    5. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 7 p. 45, 186.

    6. [S3485] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 4 p. 385, 469 fn. (e), 470.

    7. [S3427] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 56 line 41G:12, p. 63 line 43D:13.

    8. [S3485] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 4 p. 385.

    9. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 6 p. 225.

    10. [S3427] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 63 line 43D:13.