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Montrose, Duke of (S, 1707)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Apr 1707

 

Family name: Graham

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Graphic of the Arms of the Dukes of Montrose by the late Don Smith

 

Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th:  Or an a Chief Sable three escallops of the field (Graham);  2nd and 3rd:  Argent three Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper (Montrose)

Crest:

An Eagle wings hovering Or preying on a Stork on its back proper

Supporters:

On either side a Stork Argent beaked and membered Gules

Motto:

N'Oubliez (Forget not)

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James [Graham], 4th Marquess of Montrose later 1st Duke of Montrose, PC

1st son and heir of James [Graham], 3rd Marquess of Montrose, by his wife Lady Christian Leslie, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Leslie], 1st Duke of Rothes

born

c.1680

mar.

31 Mar 1702 Lady Christian Carnegie (d. 25 May 1744), 2nd dau. of David [Carnegie], 3rd Earl of Northesk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, 5th dau. of John [Lindsay], 17th Earl of Crawford

children

1. Lord James Graham, styled Earl of Kincardine (b. 7 Apr 1703; dvp. 2 Mar 1703/4)

2. Lord David Graham, styled Marquess of Graham, cr. v.p. 23 May 1722 Baron Graham, of Belford in the County of Northumberland, and Earl Graham, with remainder failing heirs male of his body to his brothers in like manner (Peerage of Great Britain) (b. 8 Jun 1705; dvp. 30 Sep 1731)

3. Lord Christian Graham (b. 29 Oct 1706; dvp. 30 May 1711)

4. Lord John Graham (b. 9 Apr 1709; dvp. 19 Mar 1710)

5. Lord James Graham (b. 26 Mar 1710; dvp. 3 Apr 1711)

6. Lord Thomas Graham (b. 7 Mar 1711; dvp. 27 Dec 1711)

7. Lord William Graham, later 2nd Earl Graham later 2nd Duke of Montrose

8. Capt Lord George Graham of Dundaff RN MP (b. 26 Sep 1715; d. 2 Jan 1747)

1. Lady Elizabeth Graham (b. 23 Apr 1708; dvp. 17 Feb 1711)

2. Lady Margaret Graham (b. 5 Jun 1714; dvp. 1 Apr 1729)

died

4 Jan 1742

created

24 Apr 1707 Lord Aberuthven, Mugdock and Fintry, Viscount of Dundaff, Earl of Kincardine, Marquess of Graham and Buchanan, and Duke of Montrose, with a limitation similar to the extended limitation of the Marquessate of Montrose

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 25 Apr 1684 as 4th Marquess of Montrose; a Commissioner of the Scottish Treasury 1705-07; Lord High Admiral of Scotland 1705-06; President of the Scottish Council 1706; obtained a new charter of the Marquessate of Montrose ratified by Act of Parliament 1706 extending the remainder to heirs female and heirs of nomination; a strong supporter of the Union of Scotland with England; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1707-10 and 1715-34; Privy Councillor 1707 and 1717; Lord Privy Seal of Scotland 1709-13; a Lord Regent of the Realm 1714 on the death of Queen Anne; Principal Secretary of State for Scotland 1714-15; Chancellor of University of Glasgow 1714; Lord Clerk Register 1716; Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland 1716-33

 

William [Graham], 2nd Earl Graham later 2nd Duke of Montrose

born

27 Aug 1712

mar.

28 Oct 1742 Lady Lucy Manners (b. c. 1717; d. 18 Jun 1788), 2nd dau. of John [Manners], 2nd Duke of Rutland, by his second wife Hon Lucy Sherard, dau. of Bennet [Sherard], 2nd Baron Sherard

children

1. Lord James Graham, later 3rd Duke of Montrose

1. Lady Lucy Graham (b. 28 Jul 1751; d. 13 Feb 1780), mar. 13 Jul 1771 as his first wife Archibald [Stewart later Douglas], 1st Baron Douglas, and had issue

died

23 Sep 1790

suc. by

son

note

suc. his elder brother 30 Sep 1731 as 2nd Earl Graham; Chancellor of the University of Glasgow 1742-81

 

James [Graham], 3rd Duke of Montrose, KG PC

born

8 Sep 1755

mar. (1)

3 Mar 1785 Lady Jemima Elizabeth Ashburnham (b. 1 Jan 1762; d. 18 Sep 1786), 1st dau. of John [Ashburnham], 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, by his wife Elizabeth Crowley, dau. and cohrss. of John Crowley, of Barking, co. Suffolk, Alderman of London

only child by first wife

1. Lord James Graham, styled Earl of Kincardine (b. 4 Sep 1786; dvp. 29 Apr 1787)

mar. (2)

24 Jul 1790 Lady Caroline Maria Montagu (b. 10 Aug 1770; d. 24 Mar 1847), 1st dau. of George [Montagu], 4th Duke of Manchester, by his wife Elizabeth Dashwood, 1st dau. of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford

children by second wife

2. Lord James Graham, later 4th Duke of Montrose

3. Capt Lord Montagu William Graham, Member of Parliament for Grantham and for Hereford (b. 2 Feb 1807; dsp. 21 Jun 1878), mar. 14 Feb 1867 his second cousin once removed Hon Harriet Anne Dashwood (widow of George Astley Charles Dashwood, 2nd son of Sir George Dashwood, 4th Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford; d. 18 Apr 1884), 1st dau. of William [Hanbury later Bateman-Hanbury], 1st Baron Bateman, by his wife Elizabeth Chichester, sister of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore, and 2nd dau. of Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester, of Dunbrody Park, co. Wexford (by his wife and second cousin Lady Anne Harriet Stewart, 3rd dau. of John [Stewart], 7th Earl of Galloway, by his second wife Anne Dashwood, 2nd dau. of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford), 3rd son by his first wife of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Marquess of Donegall

1. Lady Georgiana Charlotte Graham (b. 3 Jun 1791; d. 13 Feb 1835), mar. 26 Jul 1814 as his first wife George William [Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, and had issue

2. Lady Caroline Graham (b. 30 Sep 1792; d. 24 Mar 1857)

3. Lady Lucy Graham (b. 25 Sep 1793; d. 16 Sep 1875), mar. 9 Feb 1818 Edward [Clive later Herbert], 2nd Earl of Powis, and had issue

4. Lady Martha Graham (b. 26 Jan 1802; d. young)

5. Lady Emily Graham (b. 23 Jan 1805; dsp. 1 Jan 1900), mar. 16 Aug 1832 Edward Thomas Foley, of Stoke Edith Park, co. Hereford

died

30 Dec 1836

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Richmond 1780-84 and for Great Bedwyn 1784-90; Chancellor of the University of Glasgow 1781-1836; a Lord of the Treasury 1783-89; Vice-President of the Board of Trade 1789-90; Privy Councillor 1789; Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1790-93, of Stirlingshire 1794-1836 and of Dunbartonshire 1813-36; Master of the Horse 1790-95 and 1807-21; Joint Paymaster General 1791-1800; a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1791-1803; Knight of the Thistle 1793-1812; Lord Justice General 1795-1836; President of the Board of Trade and Joint Paymaster General 1804-06; Knight of the Garter 1812; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1821-27 and 1828-30; Capt General of the Royal Company of Archers 1824-30

 

James [Graham], 4th Duke of Montrose, KT

born

16 Jul 1799

mar.

15 Oct 1836 Hon Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford (b. 1818; mar. (2) 22 Jan 1876 William Stuart Stirling-Crawfurd, of Milton, co. Lanark (d. 23 Feb 1883);  mar. (3) 26 Jul 1888 Marcus Henry Milner MVO DSO (d. 16 Jan 1939);  d. 16 Nov 1894), 3rd dau. of John [Beresford later Horsley-Beresford], 2nd Baron Decies, by his wife Charlotte Philadelphia Horsley, dau. and hrss. of Robert Horsley, of Bolam House, co. Northumberland

children

1. Lord James John Graham, styled Marquess of Graham (b. 7 Feb 1845; dvp. 31 Jan 1846)

2. Capt Lord James Graham, styled Marquess of Graham (b. 22 Jun 1847; dvp. 3 Apr 1872)

3. Lord Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, later 5th Duke of Montrose

1. Lady Agnes Caroline Graham (b. 19 Apr 1839; dsp. 8 May 1873), mar. 15 Sep 1859 Lt Col John Murray of Touchadam and Polmaise (d. 11 Aug 1903)

2. Lady Beatrice Violet Graham (b. 13 Feb 1842; d. 29 Feb 1932), mar. 15 Dec 1863 Algernon William Fulke [Greville-Nugent later Greville], 2nd Baron Greville, and had issue

3. Lady Alma Imogen Leonora Carlotta Graham DGStJ (b. 7 Sep 1854; dsp. 10 May 1932), mar. 27 Jul 1872 Gavin [Campbell], 1st Marquess of Breadalbane

died

30 Dec 1874

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor 1821; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1821-27; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Cambridge 1825-32; a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1828-30; Chancellor of the University of Glasgow 1837-74; Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire 1843-74; Knight of the Thistle 1845; Lord Steward of the Household 1852-53; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1858-59; Postmaster General 1866-68; Maj General of the Royal Company of Archers

 

Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald [Graham], 5th Duke of Montrose, KT

born

7 Nov 1852

mar.

24 Jul 1876 Dame Violet Hermione Graham GBE (b. 10 Sep 1854; d. 21 Nov 1940), 2nd dau. of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Bt. of Netherby, co. Cumberland, by his wife Lady Jane Hermione St Maur, 1st dau. of Edward Adolphus [Seymour later St Maur], 12th Duke of Somerset

children

1. Lord James Graham, later 6th Duke of Montrose

2. Brig Lord (Douglas) Malise Graham CB DSO MC (b. 14 Oct 1883; d. 20 Nov 1974), mar. 29 Jul 1919 Hon Rachael Mary Holland (d. 6 Jun 1977), 2nd dau. of Sydney George [Holland], 2nd Viscount Knutsford, and had issue

3. Capt Lord Alastair Mungo Graham RN (b. 12 May 1886; d. 1976), mar. (1) 4 May 1916 Lady Meriel Olivia Bathurst (d. 18 Jan 1936), only dau. of Seymour Henry [Bathurst], 7th Earl Bathurst, and (2) 24 Oct 1944 Sheelah Violet Edgeworth Reade (d. 1985), dau. of Essex Edgeworth Reade, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Helen Violet Graham DCVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Mary (b. 1 Jul 1879; d. 27 Aug 1945)

2. Lady Hermione Emily Graham (b. 22 Feb 1882; d. ____), mar. 29 Mar 1906 Col Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, 25th Chief of Clan Cameron (d. 11 Oct 1951), and had issue

died

10 Dec 1925

suc. by

son

note

General of the Royal Company of Archers; Knight of the Thistle 1879; Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire 1885-1925; Lord Clerk Register 1890-1925; Militia ADC to Queen Victoria 1897-1901, to King Edward VII 1901-1910 and to King George V 1910-25; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1916-17; Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle 1917-25

 

James [Graham], 6th Duke of Montrose, KT CB CVO

born

1 May 1878

mar.

14 Jun 1906 Lady Mary Louise Hamilton OBE (b. 1 Nov 1884; d. 21 Feb 1957), only child of William Alexander Louis Stephen [Hamilton], 12th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Lady Mary Louise Elizabeth Montagu, 1st dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester

children

1. Lord James Angus Graham, later 7th Duke of Montrose

2. Lt-Cmdr Lord Ronald Malise Hamilton Graham SBStJ RNVR (b. 20 Sep 1912; dsp. 11 Jun 1978), mar. 16 Sep 1938 Nancy Edith Ryder (former wife of Dudley Claude Douglas Ryder), dau. of Edgar Morris Baker, of Dawlish, co. Devon

1. Lady Mary Helen Alma Graham (b. 11 Apr 1909; d. 7 Feb 1999), mar. (1) 21 Apr 1931 Maj John Perceval Townshend Boscawen, and (2) 15 Dec 1975 Brig Leslie Colville Dunn (d. 1990), and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Jean Sibyl Violet Graham (b. 7 Nov 1920; d. 1993), mar. 8 Oct 1947 (div. 1957) Col John Patrick Ilbert Fforde, Commissioner of Police, Northern Rhodesia, 2nd son of Maj Charles Annesley Wilbraham Fforde, and has issue

died

20 Jan 1954

suc. by

son

note

CVO 1905; CB 1911; ADC to King George V 1919-22; Lord Lieutenant of Bute 1920-53; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1942-43; Knight of the Thistle 1947

 

James Angus [Graham], 7th Duke of Montrose

born

2 May 1907

mar. (1)

20 Oct 1930 (div. 1950) Isobel Veronica Sellar (d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Thomas Byrne Sellar CMG DSO

children by first wife

1. Lord James Graham, later 8th Duke of Montrose

1. Lady Fiona Mary Graham (b. 1 Jan 1932; d. 21 May 2017), mar. 1 Oct 1966 Peter Alexander O'Brien Hannon, of The Fort House, Dundooan, Coleraine, co. Derry), 2nd son of Ven Gordon Hannon, of Ardreigh House, Cultra, co. Down, and had issue

mar. (2)

17 Apr 1952 Susan Mary Jocelyn Gibbs (b. c. 1929; widow of Michael Raleigh Gibbs, of Nakuru, Kenya; d. 13 Mar 2014), dau. of Dr John Mervyn Semple, of Gilgil, Kenya, by his wife Anne Gladys Steen, 1st dau. of David Miller Steen, of Mountsandel, Carrickmines, co. Dublin

children by second wife

2. Lord Donald Alasdair Graham, of Nether Tillyrie, co. Kinross (b. 28 Oct 1956), mar. 1981 his second cousin Bride Donalda Elspeth Cameron, yst. dau. of Maj Allan John Cameron, of Allangrange, Ross and Cromarty, and has issue

3. Lord Calum Ian Graham, of Drymen, Glasgow (b. 22 Jul 1958), mar. (1) 1991 Catherine Beatrice Fraser-Mackenzie, yst. dau. of John Peter Fraser-Mackenzie, and (2) 3 Aug 2013 Mrs Estelle Baynes, and has issue by his first wife

2. Lady Cairistiona (Kirstie) Anne Graham (b. 7 Jan 1955), mar. 1982 Philip Patrick Saggers, son of Gordon F Saggers, of New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

3. Lady Lilias Cartriona Maighearad Graham (b. 16 Feb 1960), mar. 1990 Jonathan Dillon Bell, of Masterton, New Zealand, and has issue

died

10 Feb 1992

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

Member of Parliament for Hartley-Gatooma, Federal Parliament of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1958-62; Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Southern Rhodesia 1962-63; Minister of Agriculture, Rhodesia 1964-65; Minister of External Affairs and Defence, Rhodesia 1966-68

 

James [Graham], 8th Duke of Montrose

born

6 Apr 1935

mar.

31 Jan 1970 Catherine Elizabeth MacDonnel Young, yst. dau. of Capt Norman Andrew Thompson Young, of Ottawa, Canada

children

1. Lord James Alexander Norman Graham, styled Marquess of Graham (b. 16 Aug 1973)

2. Lord Ronald John Christopher Graham (b. 13 Oct 1975)

1. Lady Hermione Elizabeth Graham (b. 20 Jul 1971)

note

OStJ 1978; Brigadier, Royal Company of Archers from 1986; elected to the House of Lords (Conservative) 1999

 

 Last updated 12 Jun 2017

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Titles:

8th Duke of Montrose

(Scotland, let. pat. 24 Apr 1707)

11th Marquess of Montrose

(Scotland, let. pat. 6 May 1644)

8th Marquess of Graham and Buchanan

(Scotland, let. pat. 24 Apr 1707)

15th Earl of Montrose

(Scotland, let. pat. 7 Jul 1503)

11th Earl of Kincardine

(Scotland, let. pat. 6 May 1644)

8th Earl Graham

(Great Britain, let. pat. 23 May 1722)

8th Viscount of Dundaff

(Scotland, let. pat. 24 Apr 1707)

17th Lord Graham

(Scotland, 28 Jun 1445)

11th Lord Graham and Mugdock

(Scotland, let. pat. 6 May 1644)

8th Lord Aberuthven, Mugdock and Fintrie

(Scotland, let. pat. 24 Apr 1707)

8th Baron Graham, of Belford in the County of Northumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 23 May 1722)

12th Baronet, styled "of Braco"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 28 Sep 1625)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Graham

 

Address:

Auchmar, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0AG

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