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Dundee, Viscount of (S, 1688 - forfeited 1690)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Nov 1688


Forfeited: 13 Jun 1690


Family name: Graham




Or a Double Tressure flory counter Sable on a Chief indented of the second three Escallop Shells of the field


A Phoenix rising out of Flames proper



Sir William Graham of Claverhouse (d. before 3 Feb 1653), mar. after 24 Feb 1645 Lady Magdalen Carnegie (d. before 5 Oct 1675), 5th dau. by his first wife of John [Carnegie], 1st Earl of Northesk, and had issue:

1. John Graham, later 1st Viscount of Dundee

2. David Graham, later 3rd Viscount of Dundee

1. Magdalene Graham (d. Nov 1719), mar. after 1665 as his second wife Sir Robert Graham of Morphie, and had issue

2. Anne Graham, mar. Robert Young of Auldbar, and had issue


John [Graham], 1st Viscount of Dundee, PC


July 1648


May 1684 Lady Jean Cochrane (mar. (2) 1692 or 1693 as his first wife William [Livingstone], 3rd Viscount of Kilsyth; d. 16 Oct 1695 by the fall of a house in Utrecht; bur. at Kilsyth), sister of John [Cochrane], 2nd Earl of Dundonald, and 3rd dau. of Rt Hon William Cochrane MP, styled Lord Cochrane (by his wife Lady Catherine Kennedy, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [Kennedy], 6th Earl of Cassillis), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Cochrane], 1st Earl of Dundonald

only child

1. Hon James Graham, later 2nd Viscount of Dundee


27 Jul 1689 (bur. at Blair)


12 Nov 1688 Lord Graham of Culverhouse and Viscount of Dundee, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, whom failing, to his other heirs male

suc. by



served in the army of France and subsequently, c. 1674, in that of Holland, fighting at the Battle of Seneff against the French;  made Capt of one of the Troops of Horse raised by King Charles II against the Covenanters 1678, where he gained the name of "Bloody Cavers";  Sheriff of Wigtown 1682;  granted the castle of Dudhope and the constabulary of Dundee 1684;  Privy Councillor to both King Charles II and King James II;  Maj General in the Army 1686 ; with King James II in London and tried to dissuade him from retreating in the face of the Dutch forces of King William III;  attended the Edinburgh convention 1688/9;  called a Parliament at Stirling on behalf of King James II and defeated General Mackay at the pass of Killiecrankie, but was himself killed in that battle.


James [Graham], 2nd Viscount of Dundee


9 Apr 1689


shortly before 3 Dec 1689

suc. by



David [Graham], 3rd Viscount of Dundee



s.p. after 3 Aug 1700


he was at the Battle of Killiecrankie with his brother; on 13 June 1690 a decreet of forfeiture was issued against his late brother whereby all his honours became forfeited; he joined the Court of the deposed King James II at St Germain 1692


Even though the Viscountcy of Dundee had been forfeited in 1690, several of the collateral heirs male of the grantee claimed the title following the death of the 3rd Viscount.


 First written 24 May 2010



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