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Atholstan, Baron (UK, 1917 - 1938)


Creation: let.pat. 5 May 1917


Extinct: 28 Jan 1938


Family name: Graham




Argent on a Pale Sable between two Thistles leaved and slipped Azure an Estoile between two Maple Leaves slipped Or


An Escallop Gules between two Branches of Maple proper


Dexter: A Moose;  Sinister: A Beaver, both proper, each charged on the shoulder with three Escallops two and one Gules





Hugh [Graham], 1st Baron Atholstan

son of Robert Walker Graham, of Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada


18 Jul 1848


17 Mar 1892 Annie Beekman Hamilton, dau. of Edward Hamilton, of Exeter, co. Devon

only child

1. Hon Alice Hamilton Graham (b. 5 Jan 1893), mar. 18 Jun 1925 Bernard Marshal Hallward, son of T W C Hallward, of Frittenden, co. Kent


s.p.m. 28 Jan 1938


5 May 1917 Baron Atholstan, of Huntingdon in the Province of Quebec in the Dominion of Canada and of the City of Edinburgh


joined the Montreal Daily Telegraph as an office boy 1863; joined the staff of the Montreal Gazette 1866; founded the Montreal Star 1869, later becoming President of the Montreal Star Publishing Company Ltd and owner of many of the influential newspapers in Canada; rendered important service in regard to the despatch of the Canadian Contingent to South Africa in 1900; knighted 1908; Delegate to the Imperial Press Conference 1909; Vice-President, Institute of Journalists of Great Britain 1910; Chairman, Imperial Press Conference at Ottawa 1920


On the death of the 1st Baron Atholstan the Barony of Atholstan became extinct.


 First written 12 Jul 2006



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